Found this link today, hobbled to the computer desk to sit long enough to look up some help--oh the pain! Yesterday I was semi-normal and I guess today I am paying the price. I ate meals at the table, walked about in the backyard with Charlie, drove around a little on short errands. You'd think I did a decathalon and got in a car accident-- I can literally feel the "fracture" in the front of my bones. Nothing feels good at all, side-lying, nothing.
Trying to keep the anxiety and terror about what I am going to do all week w/out my husband at bay by enjoying him today. Can barely, barely walk. : (
Being somewhat hobbled and in charge of 4 kids is speeding up my plans to obtain helpers after I have the baby, but also freaking me out with the re-remembered reality, vulnerability, danger and complete ludicrous-ness of that.
Have drafted up a big email to send to people, with the idea that by mid-May we will have everyone we know who has ever, ever tossed out a casual "Let me know if you need anything!" signed up and committed to varying degrees of childcare for postpartum.
Ok got to get out of the chair...