Thursday, February 5, 2009

Emotions Make a Woman Tired

I am tired. It has been a crazy week here at the Ackerman household. Besides working full time and being 9 months pregnant (difficult enough, right?!), it's been an emotional and busy week (and it's only Thursday!). Monday night we had small group. Tuesday night I finally cashed in the spa gift certificate Jon suruprised me with back in my kill-me-now-morning-sickness days. I got a 90 minute facial, a light massage (nothing too forceful on the preggos) and a pedi (I haven't touched those toes in ages). It was awesome. I almost fell asleep on the table! Unfortunately, as I was sitting in my chair for my peidcure, I decided to check my email. Bad idea. That night we received some pretty devastating and shocking news about some friends of ours that has us on our knees ever since then. I could hardly sleep that night.

But this week has also been amazing. Last night, after a prayer meeting with some friends of ours (and me balling my eyes out because I feel so bad for them), Jon told me to get dressed up. So I did my best to cover my puffy eyes and put on a maternity dress and in the car we went. I knew something was up because my friend Megan told me to set aside the evening. So he drove to Old Chicago, had me close my eyes, walked me through the restaurant and I opened them to see all my co-workers- it was a BII surprise baby shower for us!!! We had a back room all to ourselves with an all you can eat pizza buffet, it was awesome. And spouses were there as well, which I was happy about because Jon was able to experience a baby shower as well, instead of just me. We felt so blessed and supported. I was so emotionally exhausted last night when we got home I could barely keep my eyes open!
So that's been our week! I had a doctors appt this morning (already dialated a 1, which I know doesn't mean much, but hey, it's forward progress!) and now I'm going to concentrate on staying awake for the rest of the day. Can she do it? Or will she end up napping at her desk. . . we shall see. . . .

P.S. For you mama's out there- at the dr's this morning I saw an add for www.babysteals.com in a parenting magazine- check it out, it is awesome! It's like woot.com for baby stuff- every day they post one item at 50-80% off it's retail price. Check early because they have limited supplies and once they're sold out- they're gone.

4 comments:

Erin Morgan said...

Oh, Chaeli!! I remember those days! Your so tired you can't see straight and your emotions are a wreck. I even had one day that a colluege chewed me out about something and I was so close to just walking out... completely. Who cares!! But You're doing great and I know that those emotions weigh heavy on you! Check with your doctor, but I'm sure he would advise you taking a Tylenol PM to help you sleep, if you're still having trouble. At least you would feel somewhat rested in the AM :) Keep up the good work and I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful surprise shower. How fun!!

LaineCusi said...

I'll be praying for you Chae! Will you be going back to work once the baby is born or will you be staying home? 1 cent. dialated thats so exciting! I cant wait to meet you little guy. Thanks for sharing that website, thats pretty cool, have you bought anything off of it yet?

Beforethehunt said...

Chaeli,
Great Post! Can't wait to see your baby!
Your bro,
John

Meaghan said...

wow- that's intense! hopefully the next few weeks calm down for you... we'll be praying for your friends as well! love, meg