Last week was a tough week from a tube perspective. The week before that my Mum had come to Vienna to help us turn M's study into the nursery and generally organize our apartment (my Mum is the best organizer ever). I, of course, helped a lot and after my Mum had left, M and I continued to work on our apartment - in the end we worked straight for about a week. By last Monday I was in so much pain around my tube site that I started to get seriously worried. I couldn't move my tube without being in pain, couldn't walk, couldn't even ride in the car. From the past months I remembered that this could all be caused by totally overdoing it with tasks where I had to use my stomach muscles. M intervened and sent me off to bed and to the couch for three days straight. Very boring, but soooo effective! Already after a day I noticed a big difference in my pain level and after a few days I was back to my usual pregnant self.
I am now very careful in my activities and try to listen to my body better. As soon as I feel the tiniest bit of onset in pain around my tube set I retire to the couch or bed to rest.
The pain of Laura's passing is starting to subside a bit. Of course I know that it was bound to happen sooner rather than later, but it still hurts incredibly to lose a pet after such a long time. I am so grateful though to have Aimee and Aaliyah around who shower us with lots of love and kitty cuddles right now!