Monday, October 1, 2007

Painful legs and wallets

So...apparently if I don't sleep in just the right position, I wake up with a "charlie horse".
OW!!!! HOLY OW!!!
I still have residual cramp...and it's been an entire day. I am grateful of one thing though...I have been known to do well with little sleep, though I am not a morning person (nor have I ever been). In my high school/college years, 4 or 5 hours was enough for me. I do need the standard 8 to be a full-functioning adult now, however, I can get the 8 sporadically over the course of a day and still be all right. :)
I wake up's call...around 2:30am...then again around 5:00 am ...then somewhere between 7:30 and 9:00am. If I get back in bad at that point, Lee Loo (our black lab mutt puppy) will wake me up with begging to play and/or bring her outside so she can roll around in the grass for 5 hours. I think it's all nature's way of prepping me for the inevitable "baby needs to eat", "baby is all wet", "baby needs to be held"...NOW.

I went shopping today and got a bunch of great maternity clothes, though I have not had the need to thus far...since my dear friend Shanon lent me the entirety of the "MATERNITY STASH". We figure, we'll collect our mutual stash, and share it between us for subsequent children. Give or take a few inches here or the world of Maternity wear, we are clothing sisters. It has already saved me HUNDREDS of dollars.
I did however, raid Target's stash of nice Maternity stuff...but mostly the ('s odd but true) the Junior section!
The designers at Target apparently have decided, much to my surprise and contentment, that the baby-doll look of the 1960's is in this year...and so there are TONS of great, fitted top/loos rib-cage shirts and dresses! PERFECT for half the "maternity" price. Great for me. I did have to get a Maternity coat however, because I had NOTHING warm that fit over my belly...and there is a certain amount of fabric and design needed to accommodate such an appendage. The coat is big and I will look like Mrs. Claus...but I love it.
New pic to come. I've been slackin'.

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