I hope you had a lovely weekend! I did too but it started off crummy for me! I was planning on going to San Diego on Friday but at the last minute, changed my plans! There are lots of really amazing things about being pregnant and I’ll write about those things more later. The thing that has been most challenging is my change in energy level-especially the social energy kind.
I had mistakenly thought a dinner party on Friday night in San Diego (2.5 hours away from our home in LA) was for ladies only and I found out at the last minute that it was for couples. OOPS! Normally that would be no problem: I would just go by myself anyway or Chris could adjust his schedule and go with me.
Because of the last minute realization, Chris’ workload, no nearby established dog sitter (we’re new to town), LA Friday traffic, a few hours to try to coordinate this new scenario and my overwhelm of trying to make it all happen, blah blah…
I had a full-blown, the world is ending, melt down.
Crying, calling Chris at work, staring, tissue balling and sobbing. This meltdown pretty much wiped me out for the rest of the
day weekend (crazy, right). I cancelled my lunch plans with a couple of girlfriends and canceled the dinner party as well. It was too much for me to consume at the last minute. This is the second time this sort of thing has happened during pregnancy!
I felt SO sad because I miss my friends in San Diego terribly and I had been wildly anticipating this trip. I also felt like I had let people down and then embarrassed for not being “myself,” the person who was up for anything with boundless energy, amicability and flexibiity. They were all very understanding and I am going to try this again next week!
So how did I flip this around? Well, I called up Jen for an emergency lunch date: an all you can eat Indian buffet on Melrose. We worked on some programming/design for her website. Nothing cures disappointment for me like an OCD project. It’s better than ice cream or donuts.
Chris took me to this awesome hike/path on Saturday and I got to “jog” for the second time this week. It’s slow and plodding but it is AWESOME. Running has always made me so happy. I wanted Chris to take photos so I could have “proof” and memories of being pregnant, active and lovin’ it.
Running with this little bowling ball gives me a funny gait but it’s cute and I like it! I went slow and took lots of breaks. It was glorious.
Then I made some chocolate chip, walnut banana bread (the one I’ve had pegged on Pinterest). I got/modified the recipe via Pam of A Little Glitter, via I Heart Naptime aaaaaaand it’s killer. It made 2 loaves: one for us and one for Chris’ parents.
We tied up the weekend with a family birthday party for Chris’ stepmom at a fun Mexican restaurant. It was so great hanging out with family. THENNNNN I took a 2 hour nap. Happy or Else, right?
Thank you for all the great comments on my site updates and photos! They make me the happiest! XO
What do you do to turn around when you’re sad?