Today I woke up feeling yucky, kinda like a cold was coming on. My nose was stuffy, my body ached. The first thing I thought was “Ugh… I have no time for this!”
When I say I have NO time to be sick, I’m not kidding you. The house completely falls apart when I’m sick. Not only that, but I have kids to pick up from here and take to there. I just can’t be sick.
So I took a bunch of vitamins, and get this — I took a long nap with Aria! Me? Nap? I know. I’m a bit shocked myself. But I knew that it would help, so I forced myself.
Forced? I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. (I have got to stop going to bed at 2:00am!)
Anyway, so the kids see me napping. There is hushed whispering going on. They are not used to seeing me in bed in the day time, and so I knew — I just knew the question that would come my way.
Sure enough, one of them wanders in to check on me.
“Mom…you feeling okay?”
“Are you pregnant?”
“Are you sure?”
Next, the phone rings. It’s my mom.
“Hi! What cha do’n?”
“Lying in bed, resting.”
The conversation continues, plans are made for the upcoming weekend. Then it’s time to hang up, but before we do….
“So…are you pregnant?”
I think it’s pretty funny that on the rare occasion that I lie down during the daytime, the people in my life assume I’m pregnant! That makes me smile.
It also makes me a bit sad. I should be pregnant right now. In fact, I’d be 15 weeks along by now. I’d be full of energy, in my second trimester. I always enjoy the second trimester so much, because the morning sickness subsides, and your belly pops out. You begin to look pregnant. You might even feel a baby’s kick now and again.
I miss all that. I really do!
And if I’m going to feel sick, if I’m going to be tired and in bed all day…then I’d rather it be for a joyous reason rather than from some random, good-for-nothing cold! Where’s the reward after having the common cold?