So, I might have had a little pregnancy breakdown last weekend. I have been pretty even-keeled throughout this pregnancy. What am I talking about? I have been a mother f-ing trooper! My husband moved away right after my first trimester, I continued to teach and then had to quit my job (which sucked). Then add to that dealing with moving across the world, closing accounts, selling a car, renting our house, yada yada blah blah.
This is how I felt... BUT
I have had no breakdowns, meltdowns, freak outs…. The only repercussion of this stress has been a rash that formed on my hands. However, last weekend, after spending the entire week in the house (my car hadn’t arrived yet) and it appeared Jon and I were going to spend the weekend in the house doing chores/work. Well, I had a quiet meltdown and found myself on the balcony crying at the thought of spending another day trapped in this house and not wanting to make my hard working husband feel bad. You can only imagine how crappy Jon felt when he found me sitting on the balcony with soggy eyes. He was in husband shock! We saw things differently… I saw the clock ticking down on days that I have left to enjoy Dubai and the UAE with just my husband and he saw the amount of things still left to get done at the house. We had different things at the top of our lists and different hormones, BUT being the amazing husband that Jon is he promised me that he would never let me feel that way again.
Flash forward one week, I get a phone call from jon and we small talk for a minute and then I said “what’s up… “ and Jon replied with “nothing… I just called to say I love you.... oh and we are going to see Stevie Wonder tomorrow night!!!!” Some back ground info on this, Stevie is one of my favorite artists. I mean he was eleven years old when he signed with Motown Records! Anyways, Jon and I spent a good part of our relationship after college in different cities and we had to rely on our phone conversations to maintain our relationship. These calls always started with “I just called to say I love you.” Skip forward to our wedding and you would see Jon and I dancing our first dance as Husband and Wife to Stevie’s I just called to say I love you. So needless to say I was beyond floored to see one of my favorites in concert.
The day started with a 3 mile walk with jon and our boys... Then we lounged by the pool and I got my first sunburn of the season (sorry mom)… but it feels awesome! Then we got ready and headed to Abu Dhabi for the evening. Jon found a Mexican food restaurant near the venue for us to try and he was excited because they served alcohol. You can only be served alcoholic drinks in restaurants or bars that are attached to Hotels… so needless to say he found a Mexican food restaurant that was attached so he could get a margarita (and I could stare at the margarita.) ……..
How much longer until I can have one of those again?
Needless to say the feel from last weekend to this weekend has changed a smidge. I credit that to my amazing husband! He saw a problem and fixed it and now he has one happy pregnant wife that is on a Stevie Wonder high!
34+ weeks down... start the countdown!