Too much of a good thing

I had an absolutely lovely long weekend. 3 days off, warm weather – what more could you ask for? Well, lucky me on Saturday I was thrown a fabulous baby shower by my dearest friends and family. I feel so lucky to have such great people in my life to share these special times with. Our little one now has a wardrobe stocked with the cutest outfits and so many other vital essentials. I’m finally starting to feel prepared for our bundle’s impending arrival this July… now if only the humidity would let up.

This brings me to the ‘too much of a good thing’ part. Not knowing my own limitations, I decided to take on my jungle of a backyard and do some planting. With pansies and other pretty buds purchased, I tackled the first step – weeding. After a few hours in the hot sun, I had made a dent (I have a new found respect for gardeners – this is truly back breaking work). After 2 days of weeding, pruning, and watering I was spent, and the flowers weren’t even in yet. Proud of myself for the effort, I went to bed Monday night and woke Tuesday morning a little less impressed. Every joint in my pregnant, swollen body ached. By Tuesday afternoon, the aches had progressed into extreme fatigue, a pounding headache and nausea. Writing now from my bed, with my dog beside me and a self diagnosed case of heat exhaustion, I think I’ve learned a valuable lesson. Gardening, humidity and pregnancy are three things that just don’t mix.

Before I grab another popsicle and cover my forehead with an ice cold cloth, I just have to share this picture from the baby shower – isn’t this the cutest thank you gift ever – you ladies thought of everything!

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