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Monday, February 08, 2010

Shifting

Day 5 on my new med and I'm feeling not too bad this morning. Those first couple of days were tough. I felt like I did in the early days of my pregnancy, the nausea hitting at random times. But so far, this morning is okay. I still haven't had a solid night's sleep, but at least when I wake up, I go right back to sleep, which is huge.
It hasn't even been a week and I can already feel a difference. It's not like something in me switched on like a lightbulb. Rather, it's like slowly opening a window and airing out a room. The freshness breathes new life into you. For me, the anxiety is easing. I still have moments, but they are getting fewer and farther between and less intense.

I don't know if I can acurrately voice how lovely this is. It'll be awhile until I am really better but at least I know the medication is working.

Friday was a first for R and I. We went on a date. R's parents were in town and watched Bean for us while we went to see Avatar. Can I just profess my love for this movie? Being a sci-fi fan, this was right up my alley. Some people (ahem, my husband) say if you want a storyline, stay home a read a book, but I think the story was really relevant to the past and the present. We both were amazed by the seamless way live action was blended with the CG. We saw it in 3-d which took awile for me to get used to since I already wear glasses, so my brain was compensating twice. When we left, it took a bit for my legs to feel right. I mean, after all that flying I did, it is any wonder?

Having that date was lovely in so many ways. I think it allowed us to reconnect a little. To just spend some time together and just be us. It was longest we'd left the baby with anyone since she was born. When we left, I was definitely an anxious mother, but she was down and sleeping for the night, so his parents just had to keep an ear out for her.

My parents were over on Saturday for the day. I miss them both a lot these days. The influx of the grandparents was fun to watch as they took in Bean's growth and got to know her all over again. It reminds me just how much she changes. I see it constantly every day but it must be quite shocking to those who don't see her for weeks at a time.

Lastly, yesterday morning, R went to go rescue the baby from her crib when she woke up and shocked him by being face up. Considering the only way she will sleep is on her stomach, this new development of rolling over makes me feel less guilty about the stomach sleeping.

8 comments:

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

Oh, I'm so glad! This all sounds so good. And yay for reconnecting with your husband!

I love the new look of the blog, btw. Beautiful photo.

areyoukiddingme said...

Glad to hear the medication is working. I hope it continues to work.

Nice date! I can't remember when I last saw a movie in a theater...

Kristin said...

I am so glad to hear the meds are starting to help. What a relief you must feel.

Glad you got the time out together too.

MrsSpock said...

The Lyrica worked in a similar manner for me. Once the first week was over, most of the side effects were gone, and the good effects I wanted kind of blossomed.

Claire said...

So glad to hear this might be working! And we saw Avatar on Friday too and I couldn't believe the special effects! Talk to you soon!

Another Dreamer said...

Glad the meds are happening. And how wonderful that you got to have a date night :)

Quiet Dreams said...

So glad that you're starting to have more light in your world. And amazing about the rolling over!

Steggie said...

yay for rolling baby bean! Great to hear you are doing better and how super for you two to have a date! :)