While this pregnancy has been wonderful, both the baby & myself are healthy, it's also been physically exhausting & painful for me. A lot of the aches & pains that normally show up in the third trimester decided to show up at 14 weeks, 20 weeks and so on.
I'm so happy to be pregnant and I try not to complain about the physical aches and pains, however they've been really, really painful. Even during the night when I sleep. It just doesn't end.
I'm also a light sleeper (thanks to having kiddos) so even little noises wake me up. The amount of sleep I need vs. the amount of sleep I get is way off.
So, I'm trying really hard to be thankful for who/what I have and not concentrate on the physical pains that threaten to take me out. I know it sounds dramatic, but that's how bad they are sometimes. I know it could be even worse though.
I've developed a pretty good morning/evening routine which helps. I basically can run on autopilot as long as I just do the next thing. This way I know the basics in my home are taken care of. The bathroom is clean, the laundry is done, the kitchen is clean and so on.
What I'm having a difficult time getting to is our bedroom. I have a corner & a dresser that has collected papers & binders and I need to organize it before the baby is born. However, I can't sit for more than 10 minutes because my ankles and feet swell. It gets pretty bad when I work so I have to put them up for at least 30 minutes just to make walking manageable.
I guess that is what frustrates me a lot too. The physical pain prevents me from doing the little things around the house that need to be done before the baby is born. So I keep praying for patience and I try to do a little here and there.
Friday I will be 30 weeks! Only 10 more weeks to. That is if I am on time...which I've never been. However, this pregnancy has been nothing like my other two full term pregnancies so you never know. I could go early! Wouldn't that be a surprise!
Either way I can't wait to meet our newest little love bug. I can't wait to see if it will be a boy or a girl. Who they will look like. How much they will weigh. What their personality will be like. I can't wait for our kiddos to meet their newest sibling. I can't wait to hold he/she and cuddle with them.
You know what else I can't wait for? My
So, I'm gonna soak up those 2 days and enjoy spending time with my baby and being waited on.
Before I know it I'll be back to my routine which won't be routine anymore with a new baby and I'll be busy trying to figure out our new normal!