Tuesday, August 4, 2009

When the breath becomes important.

So, here I am updating. Yup, still alive, and yup, still pregnant. Although that came into question this past Friday evening....

My life has been a bit crazy over the past three weeks: preparing to move again (but just across the street, so not too bad) and get ready for a visit from my husband's brother and his family. The latter producing extreme stress in my MIL, which she so lovingly regurgitated in my direction one too many times prompting me to tell my husband to muzzle his mother already. We have a great relationship, my MIL and I, but sometimes.....you get the picture.

So, last Friday after much stress and too much hamster-wheel-in-the-brain I began to have contractions, which really freaked me out (I'm was 31 weeks pregnant. Too soon!). My husband and I went to the hospital where they drew blood, tested urine, and *ahem* swabbed. Three hours later it was determined that I was not in labor. However, I was placed on moderate bedrest for the next three days. And in those three days we had to move. Luckily I had started packing three weeks ago.

I was placed upon the couch, where I directed traffic. That wasn't so bad. Then the moving was done, and it went very smoothly. Our friends were amazing! It was the aftermath of the move that started eating at me. I couldn't do ANYTHING: no unpacking, no organizing, no picture hanging. Have I ever mentioned how I HATE to be uprooted? Well, it's very difficult for me. I like an organized space, a place where my "things" are, my books tucked lovingly into their shelves. Now all of that was in boxes in the middle of my dining room.

This was the point where I had to either breathe or breakdown and cry. So, I did a little bit of both. I called upon my almost-forgotten hara breathing, and calmed myself down. Of course, when you're pregnant, where is your hara? Still in the same place? Just below your bellybutton? Well, my bellybutton has moved...but, I know where my hara is. And it's still strong.

Now I'm off bedrest with conditions: be careful, listen to your body and do a little unpacking at a time. My bulldog of a husband, of course, forbids me to do anything but go to the beach. Not a bad idea, but I'm still going to unpack. Just a little.

9 comments:

fifi said...

Whoah! I am so glad that everything worked out. Try not to worry about the house moving mess. It isn't going anywhere so you will be able to get to it when you feel like it. In the mean time, take care! XOFifi

Martial Arts Mom said...

So, how much longer you have MK? Well wishes sent your way and I agree with fifi - the house isn't going anywhere and if it's anything like mine, nobody else will do it while you're on bedrest so you'll still be able to do it the way you want it done.

somaserious said...

Thanks, ladies. I know that it will eventually get done and that the rest is more important.

MAM, I'm at 32 weeks with a due date of Oct. 1, so two more months. The countdown begins!

Sensei said...

The countdown begins indeed. I intend to write a post about exercises after the birth of a child in October.Take care!

somaserious said...

Sensei, I can't wait to read that one!!! I'm already thinking about how to get myself back into shape, but smartly...

Michele said...

Hi MK...I agree with the previous comments...the unpacking can wait. Glad to hear that you are off bedrest.

Take care!

BBat50 said...

My sensei, KC Lavallee, a fifth degree black belt, had a baby this past year. The little guy comes to the dojo everyday.

You don't see pregnant sensei's that often so I photoed it and thougth that I would share.

somaserious said...

Thank, BBat50! Now that's inspiring! I go for my C-section on Oct.2. Just counting the days now.

Felicia said...

Hey, MK...Today's October 7 - just wondering how you and the family are doing...