My family values productivity. We work hard and validate putting one’s mind to finding better and more efficient methods of doing things. Despite the bad press, to a certain degree I have always enjoyed multi-tasking and making to-do lists. Folks who pushed pass illness and got as much done as they could earned a lot of praise in my family.
But I have noticed that whatever your personal bent, God likes to give you opportunities to experience the opposite.
Pregnancy and productivity are not compatible bedfellows apparently.
I have pregnancy nauseau. No particular surprise. But an additional upset is to my mental system. I am up and about for 45 minutes and then have to sit down for 15-20 minutes. If I don’t do this the nauseau just keeps cranking up all day until it I am totally miserable by nightfall. If I try to push through the nauseau and keep going at my normal pace, the nauseau just rears back with a giant right hook and lays me flat. So much for mind over matter.
Some of you will think, “So what, take the rest.” But for me as I sit looking at my house I become impatient seeing all of the things I want to do.
For example, I have some simple sewing projects languishing undone. Even though it is a sitting down activity, my body is registering sewing as work. Though I have some good ideas I am not getting much accomplished. My only finished pieces are two attempts to alter RTW thrift store jeans into maternity. My results were middling. I will show you some pics in a later post.
I appreciate the advice and well-wishes I recieved in the last post. I can’t wait to try some of those ideas out. I do need clothes as I am beginning to pop out. But I need rest more, at least that is what my body is telling me, though my mind somewhat disagrees.
It is one day at a time for now. I have pulled out some patterns for practice muslins. We’ll see how far I get. We are announcing to family this weekend so I may spend more time on the phone that at the machine.
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