Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aches and Pains

My body has been feeling so beat up lately. The front side of me hurts from the extra weight in my belly, and my back hurts from the over-compensation in my posture. I really need to start paying extra attention to how I sit and stand so I don't do my body more harm that good

For all of you ladies who have been pregnant...how do/did you sleep through the night? I toss and turn constantly and can never find a comfortable position. And just when my body is comfy, my heartburn flares up and I have to sit up until it goes away. Ed and Jimmy have taken up residence in our spare bedroom so I have the huge king bed all to myself, but I'm still so restless. First, I wake up around midnight to pee. Then, I usually wake up around 3 am too pee again and I'm so hungry I get a bowl of cereal. Then I'm wide awake and watch TV Land - Designing Women, Murphy Brown, etc. Then around 6 am I pee one more time and I'm ready to go back to sleep, but I try to get up by 7 am so that I don't sleep the day away and repeat my insomniac pattern.

I'm getting so anxious to meet EJ. My neighbor was due with her first on 11/18, but the little girl came early on 10/30. She is just precious. I held her for so long and I just can't imagine having to wait 11 more weeks for my little guy. I think her birth has made my anxiety a little worse this past week. Seeing such a tiny baby is making me crave holding my own. Then there are moments like this morning when I can feeling him kicking up a storm. I love having this all to myself and I know I'll be sad when I have to share him with the rest of the world. I'm enjoying every minute of this pregnancy (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and I pray to God that He blesses me with another child and I get to go through this again.

5 comments:

pwoodtx said...

Maria, you brought tears to my eyes. This is a magical time for you and EJ. Enjoy every minute and cherish it.
Patty

buckeyebabe99 said...

I'm right with you on the aches and pains. The only relief I get at work is to stand a lot. And then your feet start hurting :(. It's all worth it though. Just wish we knew how to make ourselves more comfortable while they're growing and moving around!

Sleeping is becoming a problem for me too. I don't fight it anymore. I just get up, eat and drink something, watch TV and hope that I can fall back to sleep. Unfortunately the animals think it's play time then too.

Anonymous said...

When you get up at 3am, try eating something besides cereal. Something with protein. Milk can actually cause you to wake up and be more alert, depending on which grade you're drinking.

Baby and Me said...

I have found if I dont get up and walk every hour I am totally stiff. And getting out of bed is becoming a nightmare. and I still have 8 more weeks! But once I am asleep its lights out. I just hope the baby is as good of a sleep as I am. (wishful thinking?!?!?)

Katie said...

I hope the aches and pains get better, or at least less painful and you can get some sleep. I got a little pang of jealousy when I saw that Sebastian was married. Did he miss the memo that we were waiting for him. They are coming to DC and I told Mike that if he got me tickets, it would cover like 3 christmases