+ Not involuntarily grunting when getting up out of a chair/off the couch/out of bed/off the toilet/out of the car.
+ The ability to climb the stairs in our home without my heart racing like I just ran a mile.
+ Not taking a full minute to roll over in bed, attempting to get comfortable again, and then laying there for a good ten minutes trying to fall back asleep.
+ Standing up after sitting for longer than five minutes without my tailbone feeling like it's going to crack in half.
+ Being able to eat without all my food feeling like it's sitting in my chest...and then forcing its way back up my throat for a good hour afterward whenever I burp.
+ Not needing Tums on me at. all. times. always.
+ Being able to pop an Aspirin or three whenever I get a headache.
+ Sleeping more than one hour at a time.
+ Zipping up my jackets/buttoning up my shirts.
+ The ability to reach into the bottom of the washing machine for wet clothes.
On a lighter note...6 1/2 weeks to go until this kid's due date, and while I'm under no delusion that I'll miraculously be less tired, I am definitely looking forward to being able to bend all the way over and sleep on my stomach again. I also just ordered a pair of harem/jogger type pants with a stretchy waistband and, thanks to the encouragement of my husband, I now fully intend on figuring out how to wear them to work without looking like a complete slob.
God bless him.