|Out with the old, in with the new.
||[Sep. 5th, 2009|08:53 pm]
35+ Moms with new babies
|[||Maternal mood at the moment
I had an epiphany moment, about 4 months into the pregnancy, that my usual Friday and/or Saturday night ritual (pre-pregnancy, da worry) would soon be a thing of the past. The whole pub-pub-club-pizza routine, which would then lead to a lazy entry into Saturday or Sunday morning (hell, let's be honest - afternoon, really.) Even the business of staying late drinking and watching DVDs at a friend's house would be curtailed. And, y'know, given I'm the wrong side of 40, one could say that the change had come not a moment too soon.
What I DIDN'T bank on is that the pregnancy itself would begin curtailing my social life before baby even got here. Tonight is my mate Neil's birthday, and I've had to cry off from celebrating with him in town because I just can't summon up the energy even to get there, spend a little time, and then come home again. I mean, yeah, obviously, I'm 35 weeks pregnant, of course I'm going to get tired; I just hadn't banked on becoming such a couch potato when there's a good five weeks to go yet. And it's deeply frustrating. We live a mere 10 minutes walk from the centre of town and from the beach (a brisk 10 minutes, but 10 all the same.) I can still walk into town, and round the shops, and home, but it means being completely done for the rest of the day. I feel such a wimp for suggesting we take the bus for distances I'd have happily covered by foot in the past.
My DBH is being super-understanding and sympathetic, and gives me the necessary "Don't be b*****y silly" pep talk when I get apologetic and annoyed with myself. I just wonder, though, with 2 and a half weeks left of work before maternity leave, how much more lethargic and indolent I'm going to get, and how dependent on my DBH I'm going to get.