You ever felt so helpless? Yea that’s me right now. When me & Briean moved into our tiny 1 bedroom off campus apartment 4 years ago we moved everything into that place ourselves. No movers, no teammates and no help of friends. Just him & I carrying futons, bed frames and IKEA packages up the flight of steps into the apartment door. When it came to putting things together again, just him & I. From the bed frame, to the tv stand, to the futon it was all put together in a fun takeout and music filled night. Now? If I carry in one box filled with socks I’m exhausted and need to put my feet up. We had to enlist of help from friends, old teammates and even movers this time to get the ball rolling. In short I feel like my body is failing me. What do you mean I can’t move & do the same things I’ve always done? What do you mean my vulvar varicosities cannot handle lifting more than my legs? A nap after one hour of work? Okay let’s be honest that was always present. But where’s the Aysia with the endurance to put together multiple furniture pieces in one night?!
And then I have to remind myself your body is definitely not failing you. It’s actually doing quite the opposite. Your body is creating a miracle- the greatest one there is on this earth. Your body is doing what some can’t, won’t or don’t do. One of the biggest things I’ve learned during this move is how to listen to my body than I’ve ever done before. When I feel the aches and pains I stop now instead of just pushing through. If I get the urge to take a nap, I do just that and then pick up where I left off after. Moving is definitely not a race and that applies even more so when your pregnant.
So yes, take that break when you need it. Move one box every 30 minutes if you have to. Don’t let the changes of your body discourage you. In fact, let it do quite the opposite. I mean anyone who can put together a whole house at 5.5 months pregnant I’d have to say is pretty awesome (if I do say so myself).