Monday, June 30, 2008

Catching Up

After my work meeting ended last week, I got to spend some time with my family on Friday and Saturday. It kind of felt like my last time to be "the baby."

My mom shows her love through food and delighted in making my favorite dishes throughout the weekend. My feet really started swelling at my work meeting on Wednesday, I think a combination of the warmer weather and sitting all day. So, by the time I arrived at my parents' house on Thursday afternoon, they were really puffed up. My mom would barely let me get off the couch, and you didn't hear me complaining.

The temperatures were record-breaking here in the Northwest this weekend. I am not usually that bothered by heat, but let me tell you, it really has thrown this pregnant gal for a loop. The anxious feeling from last week has died down a bit, but I am still constantly breathless and my resting heartrate is still a lot higher than usual. I do have my next OB appointment this week and plan to bring up my concerns. Between those symptoms and my feet and legs being so swollen, I am pretty uncomfortable right now.

My parents have air-conditioning, which was lovely, but my husband and I do not. Which really sucked. At least we don't have much humidity, but last night was still extremely uncomfortable. And in true Northwest-fashion, following a heat wave, there will be no fans or window air conditioning units in stores for at least a couple of weeks. I told my husband that we are going to have to find one for at least our bedroom or I won't survive the summer. Or he won't survive the summer, since he is the one that said that having full air conditioning installed this spring was a waste of money.

He did redeem himself for the lack of air conditioning by having the house completely clean by the time that I arrived home on Sunday. It was nice to walk in, expecting to have to dust, vacuum, and mop, only to find it already done. Okay, I'll forgive him for the lack of cold air.

I did have a second shower this weekend. I don't have any pictures right now, so I will wait to post about it when I get some.

12 comments:

Jen said...

Yuck. You need air conditioning! I think my husband would die without it.

Nicky said...

For years, I've been united with my husband in thinking that air conditioning would be a waste of money for us. After 2 big heat waves so far this summer, I've warned him that if there's one more in the forecast during my pregnancy, we're biting the bullet and installing central air....

Mel said...

I am shocked when people mention they don't have air conditioning-that's a mortal sin in Texas!
You poor thing.
*hugs*

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In Search of Morning Sickness said...

Your hubby did redeem himself out of the a/c fiasco... But sounds like you definitely still need one!

I visited the PNW this past February and had to do some blood work & an HSG while I was there.... Let me tell you, every morning it was 26 degrees and the car was frosted over I thanked GOD I was doing IVF in sunny Texas and not there!!!!

But now that I'm pregnant? I am not a friend to the Georgia heat!

Fertilized said...

HOLY NO AIR!!! I'm with Mel on this Mortal Sin thang. I would definately kill my husband. Good luck finding a fan or somethng to keep you cool.

What a great hubby for redeeming himself

Joy said...

Okay, but he should promise to put in air conditioning next spring (or maybe at the end of this year if prices go down?)!

You sound a bit tired so I wish you the best rest!!!

Tracy said...

I would not be able to survive without central air. I get hot if the temps are above 75 degrees! Our house is a refrigerator!

My BFF told me that when she was pregnant (16 years ago) they lived in an apartment with no a/c. She would spend the day in her bathtub, filled with cool water. Can you buy a kiddie pool? :)

Jen said...

Thankfully we bought a a/c last summer, and our house is small enough that it can pretty much keep the entire place cool. It made the weekend so much more tolerable.

Kim said...

::gasp:: no air conditioning? I just couldn't survive... I keep it on 70 and sometimes try to nudge it a bit lower without R noticing. R tries to nudge it up to 75 without me noticing, which I always do. He tries to tell me that it's freezing, and I remind him that 'my people' think it's just right. But there's absolutely no way I could survive here without a/c. I would go without food first.

I'm glad that you're feeling a bit better and had a chance to be pampered!

La La said...

Ewwww, I can't imagine life without air conditioning! Well, actually I sort of can...Hubby and I are staying with my parents right now and they hardly ever run theirs - UGH! Swamp coolers work pretty well though, we have one in our bedroom right now. ;)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I highly recommend the a/c. We just have one window unit, in our bedroom, but it really helps a lot -- it ensures that there's always somewhere to go in the house where it's cool (when we remember to turn it on *before* the heat is unbearable). Our basement is also usually pretty cool on its own -- do you guys have one?