The phone rang about 11:45 am. I ran to try to answer it. Since I'm carrying around, oh, THIRTY-EIGHT extra pounds right now, my balance is not what it used to be. Especially since like thirty-five of it is right out in front of me, announcing my delicate condition to the world in no uncertain terms (thus the stretch marks, see previous post).
So I lost my balance and fell forward onto an accent table in the living room. Which of course had a vase of flowers on it (my Mother's Day flowers - Dh is fabulous!). Through some pretty impressive and mostly subconscious contortions, my belly remained uninvolved. My knee took the brunt of it. I have a sizeable goose egg on it right now. And it kills like a mother.
Pollen from the lilies got everywhere and most of the water from the vase dumped out onto the floor. I even managed to scratch the table a little bit. At first I tried to clean up, but then I felt my knee through my jeans and freaked out (the goose egg was HUGE at first). Plopped a bag of frozen meatballs on my knee and sat down to cry for a while. [All this crying in the past two days - I tell ya, I'm an emotional wreck recently.]
Of course, Dh got home from his training just then, so instead of a smiling happy wife ready to greet him, he got a crying wife with a splotchy face and frozen meatballs on her knee. Oh well. He was of course very helpful, both with cleaning up, which he handled effortlessly [all that bending over would have taken me an hour], and with a nice lecture about how no phone call is that important, and I need to be more careful, and blah blah blah, and I had to listen and sheepishly admit he was 100% correct.
Then we got reacquainted. Yay! I sure missed him.
So I have spent today limping around and wincing while I flex my knee. The swelling has gone way down. I should have taken a picture, it really was huge.
Oh, and the best thing about Dh's training? He got to keep his Care Bear! YAY!!!! I forgot to mention that he named it Tonto. I think to counteract the turquoise-ness of it. So once we get Tonto washed, he is totally going in the baby's room. So he can tell Baby Girl, "You're special to me!"