One thing I love about my new job? There are no “normal” days. At least not so far.
I started the day in my workout gear instead of my usual “executive” attire. I had some manual labor to do!
Some local youth in our area are spending the week volunteering at local non-profit organizations. Today we had nine young ladies help us sort and clean donations.
Despite my best efforts, I found myself lifting way more boxes than I should have. I’m at that point in pregnancy where I still feel pretty normal (except that I look like I’ve been eating too much lately) but I know my joints are already being affected by the pregnancy.
During my last pregnancy, I hurt myself pretty badly in the second trimester. For some reason I thought I should rearrange all the furniture in the nursery – on my own. Well, my joints weren’t having it and I actually ended up in the hospital (during the Super Bowl!) because of excruciating pain in my hips – specifically my SI joint that had shifted out of place. I’ve mentioned before that I have loose joints normally – and they only get looser during pregnancy. So even though I feel “normal”, I know I need to take it easy!
The work I did today served as a good reminder for this weekend’s move. It will be my job to direct and manage the movers – no heavy lifting!
Have you ever had to “supervise” a move because of pregnancy or an injury? How did you keep yourself busy?