Today. Was a long day. I knew it was going to be so, but it just didn't feel like that good of a day, an now I just feel tired and achy. It started last night, when I was woken up by the sounds of torrential rain outside, and all I could think of was "NOOOOO!!!! I have to spend most of the day walking around in the city! Please don't keep raining!" Thankfully, the heavy rain stopped, but it was still dreary and wet most of the day.
Unfortunately, I also had a hard time falling back to sleep after being awoken by the rain and my, like, 4th trip to pee over the course of the night. And my lower back was being all achy and sore. Back pain is a common pregnancy symptom, but usually not till later when you're carrying a bunch of extra weight. I've barely even gained a pound so far. I think part of the problem is bad posture when I walk )keeping an eye on that) and also I'm trying to avoid sleeping on my back now, which means sleeping more on my sides which isn't as comfortable. I read somewhere that you should avoid it after 14 wks or so, but most places say it starts at 20 wks so maybe I'll give up on it for now. At least till I manage to get to Ikea to buy some more pillows (that don't cost $40).
Anywho... So I got to my OB appt at 10am this morning and find that the doctor isn't there today. The nurses claimed they'd tried calling me several times yesterday to tell me this and re-schedule. However I was home all day yesterday and the phone never rang other than when Zach called from work, and my cell phone has no log of their trying to call. So who knows. Annoyingly, I'd had a few different questions I'd wanted to ask her at this appt, and it's not a big deal, but it was just annoying. And when you mix an irritating situation with pregnancy hormones, results are not always good.
So, grudgingly I went about the other errands I'd planned to fill the morning with, then I started getting ravenously hungry and so I headed for the closest cafe to sit for a while and eat and kill some time. Unfortunately, said cafe was not a cute, quaint little cafe. It was a Starbucks. And it was really crowded. But I just didn't want to walk far enough to get to the other cute, quaint local places I knew of. Boo, I know. So sue me. I'll go to Mozarts in Austin with Jen to make up for it.
So eventually it was time to head over to my dentist appt, which went ok, the dental hygienist was really nice and American, so communication was no problem. We couldn't do x-rays b/c, well, as cool as the X-Men are we don't want Loki to be one of them. She did do a nice thorough cleaning, which was not entirely comfortable, but not horrible either. Honestly the worst part was a few hours later at home, when I tried to eat some toast and found that my teeth were sore. Zach had his cleaning right after mine, and then we drove home together which is always a bit of an adventure-- Geneva's not big, but we don't always figure out the fastest way back to the highway.
So, yeah. Now we're packed, the dishes are all washed, the cab's reserved for 6am tomorrow (eek), and we're basically set to leave. I have to say... I'm really looking forward to being in the US, but I'm kinda dreading the getting there part. I packed a bunch of nuts and raisins for snacking on the plane, since the past 2 days my appetite has definitely kicked into high gear. I think I'm gonna wear my "iDue in February" shirt for the trip, to hopefully get a bit of extra pregnancy sympathy from people and maybe get an extra perk or 2 (think they ever upgrade pregnant women just because?). Here's hoping...