|delicious bowls of ramen|
|attempting to eat my birthday omelette with my new dinosaur chopsticks from gigi|
|the birthday presents i didn't ask for|
i never even managed to do any yoga that morning. i twisted my ankle right in front of the yoga studio. luckily my teacher and classmate came running out and helped me inside. i spent the next hour sitting on the couch at the yoga studio icing my foot, listening to class go on. needless to say, we didn't go apple picking. we did have a picnic of sorts, but really it was picnic food eaten at the kitchen table while we talked about what urgent clinic to go to. you should have seen the looks on people's faces as they saw a pregnant woman hopping around on one foot when i was going to the clinic. the clinic was freaked out by my pregnancy, so i had wait to go to a specialist the next day to find out what was wrong. was it sprained or broken? i got crutches and was sent home.
|usually i look forward to getting new boots for the fall. this isn't really what i had in mind.|
aside from the fact that my birthday got hijacked by a foot injury, the hardest thing about all of this is staying off my foot. with the boot i can get around ok, but it hurts. my nesting instincts seem to be stronger than my desire to rest my foot. i'm not doing well relaxing, although i am getting some reading done. i just finished reading this book. totally crazy. i also am getting cabin fever. you see, both of our cars are stick shifts and there is no way i can push in a clutch with this boot on. also, not being able to take painkillers, other than tylenol, isn't ideal. i sure would love some advil. or really some advil and a margarita, if i'm being honest.
on the bright side, the baby is fine and i'll be all healed before he arrives. and i will never forget my 36th birthday. happily i have wonderful friends and family who have been coming over to play with gigi and cook us dinner. now i just need to figure out how to not go crazy in the next month or so and let myself heal. this post on soulemama was perfectly timed for me.
have any of you had injuries while also caring for young children? any tips?