It's hard to believe that almost a month has gone by since my last post -- a busy month of getting the last few things ready for baby's arrival. Due date is February 6th, which is only a week and a half away now! It's hard to believe that my pregnancy is almost over (and part of me is going to miss this feeling of our little one kicking away inside), but a bigger part of me is just super excited to meet our new son or daughter.
In my bookish resolutions for 2013, I promised myself that I wasn't going to feel bad about the volume of posting, but I can't help but say that I'm sorry I haven't been more present in the last few weeks. I have a massive stack of library books, as well as a bunch of really exciting reads that I got for Christmas this year, and fully intended to spend the month of January reading as much as possible ... because I just don't know how much reading time I'll have once the little one arrives.
But then pregnancy threw a little bit of a monkey-wrench into those great plans =P I've been really lucky and haven't had too many "pregnancy symptoms" (i.e. no morning sickness, aching back, etc. etc.) but I have recently developed pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, this will go away after the baby arrives, but in the meantime I had to contend with several sleepless nights because I kept waking up with both hands numb and throbbing. My massage therapist (who has been a GOD SEND throughout this entire experience) suggested wrist braces, which has helped me to be able to sleep through the night. Butsince last week, the fingertips on my right hand have been completely numb. It's weird because they don't hurt, but it's really awkward to type and I'm having a hard time holding up a book for too long, especially if it's a hardcover.
So, with great sadness, I had to return Days of Blood & Starlight to the library unread because I just couldn't hold the book up in order to read it. I'm now working through some of the paperbacks that I have, but I'm not able to read for hours on end like I used to, and I'm definitely not going to be able to get through that big stack of library books before Baby arrives! I have read a few of the books, and will try to post some reviews this week.
So, I'm just apologizing a tiny bit for being a little MIA lately, and I wanted to share what's been going on. I hope that this doesn't come across as me whining or complaining, because I know many pregnant ladies who have had a much rougher pregnancy than I've had. I've just been enjoying every moment, numb fingertips and all, as each day brings me a little closer to meeting the new little addition to our family.
Hope that you've all been well and enjoying January so far!