It was a long, busy week, yet I spent most of it sitting down doing nothing. Clare came home on Wednesday afternoon, yet she still had some recovering to do. She spent the rest of the week and this weekend very tired and crampy. She is on the mend, but was only content when sitting with me - on the couch, on a lawnchair, in the rocking chair. It didn't matter as long as she was in my arms. I feel so helpless when my children are sick and in pain and there is little I can do to make them feel better. The only thing Clare wanted was Mommy, so that's what she got. I am so proud of Jamie in times like these because he entertained us with numerous shows - superhero shows, dinosaur shows, pirate shows. Thankfully the weather is finally spring-like, so he was able to expend lots of energy running around outside. It's not easy for a rambunctious four-year old to be cooped up and watch his mom and sister just sit there all day.
It was hard on me, too, because as much as I enjoy sitting down, sitting with almost-20 pounds resting on top of your huge stomach gets pretty uncomfortable after 10 minutes. Plus with less than two weeks before my due date, I am totally in nesting mode. My to-do list is miles long. However, very little of it was accomplished this week. It may have felt like I did nothing all week, but I have to remind myself in these moments that I am really doing my primary job - being the mother of these precious children, whatever that entails.