Do or Do Not…

Bad to the phloem! My OB did not seem keen to accept a $50 bribe to induce me immediately.

I cannot stand being pregnant on this first nice day of the year, it’s 80 degrees and sunny here in Chicago after what seems like months of not even hitting 45.

I’m now at the point where bending over is just… humorous. Not so much because of the bump, which is giant, but my legs are so swollen and painfully gross that it’s just a mess.

To top it off- last week, a customer warned me (more like scared the @#$* out of me) about toxoplasmosis (which I always confuse with trichinosis), if you have feral cats in your ‘hood– the chance is always there thet they are poopin’ in your garden. All the gloves in the world don’t make me feel great about that.

I think I’m giving up.

For now.

The second I GET HER OUT OF ME and I’m able to bend over again? Game back on!

So to soothe my brain, I have planned a trip to a flea market today to keep me out of trouble. I can slowly waddle down the aisles hunting for the vintage garden stuff I just can’t get enough of….

For such a hardcore DOER and a rabid gardener… I’m getting to be surprisingly ok with the state of the mess in my yard. I sort of have to be.

For just a short time more…

Because next week I will offer the OB $100….

Related Posts:

About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

8 thoughts on “Do or Do Not…

  1. When you cant see your feet for months, how can you expect to see the weeds at your feet either?? Relax, it will all be there waiting for you in the end.

  2. I was really sick one summer and wasn’t able to water or weed by beautiful garden and yard. I would walk out every day and sometimes more often. I’d look over the plants and talk to them.
    I’d tell the…..sorry little fellow, I just don’t feel like giving you a drink today. God will have to take care of you until I get better. They somehow survived and I didn’t loose a plant. I did find that weedkiller worked in larger areas between the plants and around the sandstone rocks that border all of my beds. Sometimes you just have to accept the fact they you can’t do something for awhile and make the best of it. God took really good care of my garden and I know he will yours too.

  3. You can take the third trimester, waddling girl out of the garden…but can’t get the gardener out of the mommy-to-be. Go find an outrageous container at the flea market, put it on a table (no bending required!), and plant something pretty, just because it’s fabulous outside. It might pacify you, just a bit.

    Hey, if you haven’t already asked for this for your baby girl…I had a fabulous outdoors contraption for my babes. It was a little bassinet-type thing that was portable and had both a shade and netting to keep them cool and bug free. It’s a MUST for any mommies who garden (also good for beach trips.) Rest, relax, and enjoy!

  4. The last trimester is a PITA. Literally. Figuratively. You name it. PITA.

    And that sense of “get it over with” means, oddly enough, that you really ARE ready to roll with the labor, lady. Of course, then there’s those first 6 weeks post-partum when you feel quite brain dead as tiny cells from the baby work their way into your brain and rewire it. (Mommy brain… YES, it’s real. And it’s a biotch.)

    But we won’t go there yet. Not today. Here’s hoping that you find all kinds of wonderful things at the flea market!!!

  5. oh, my…i’m so sorry…whine all you want. the last trimester is just horrendous. if you have trouble walking down the flea market you could always surf the ‘nets looking for another header image. will the blonde gardener get a blonde (baby) twin?

Leave a Reply