Pregnant Pause – Week 25

June 7, 2010 at 8:40 am 16 comments

Good morning and happy 25th week of my pregnancy. (Because I know you’re all celebrating right along with me!)

Let me just start with the bad news. I don’t have a belly picture today. You see, my husband isn’t feeling well. Apparently he was in and out of bed many times last night and doesn’t feel great. His main form of communication this morning was through moaning. I asked him to take a picture but he wasn’t having any of that. So I changed into my work clothes, gave him a kiss on the forehead, and left. So if you’re really torn up about the lack of picture, you can take it up with the sick man in my bed. Just imagine me with an eggplant under my shirt. Only less lumpy.

Not much has changed since last update. I’m trying to get used to my new normal.

My New Normal:

1. I’m hot. All. The. Time. Whenever I first announced my pregnancy and told people my due date (September 19), hundreds or maybe even thousands of women said, “Ohhhh no! You will be pregnant during the Houston summer!” The way I saw it, anyone who gets pregnant while in Houston will be pregnant throughout some of the Houston summer. I see it differently now. I will be VERY pregnant during the worst part of the summer. If I can live through it, I can live through childbirth. Of this I’m certain!

Yesterday in church I thought I was going to melt. I leaned over to Stephen and asked him ifΒ he was hot. Nope. My sister even put a cardigan on. I checked to see if I was sitting on fire or if there was a space heater under my seat but there wasn’t. It was just me and the 21+ pound addition to my frontside.

2. Sleeping is awful. AWFUL. It’s a sick joke really. All I want to do is sleep. My body is tired, my eyelids are heavy… but the second I get in bed, I want to scream. My arms fall asleep, my butt/hip hurts if I lay just wrong, my neck is turned weird, it’s just a bad situation. I have three more months of this and I’m not sure how to handle it. I think I’m beginning to see what women mean when they say “GET THIS THING OUT OF ME!” I may actually be at that point before I anticipated.

So that’s my new normal. Makes you want to run home and make a baby, huh?

We registered this weekend. I’ll have full details for you later in the week. Let’s just say this, “In summary, registering is not for the weak.” But it’s done. I need to get online and make a few small changes but that shouldn’t take long. And since it doesn’t require me standing or walking across a store, I should be just fine. But let me please take this time to thank you for the bottom of my overwhelmed heart for all of your advice a few weeks ago. I don’t know how I would have done it without you. There probably would have been tears, a migraine, and an injured husband. But you lovely people got me through it!! Now if only you could be around to take care of the 3am feedings… Let’s figure out how to make that happen, okay?

(ToT questions will be posted shortly.)

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  • 1. Southern Gal  |  June 7, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Good morning! Hope Stephen is feeling better soon.

    Let me just say I had two February babies. Piece of cake except for the extra poundage put on during Christmas. Like NINE with my last.

    Jacob was born in September in the hot, muggy, wring-your-shirt-out-when-you-step-outside, kind of weather here in the South. My husband had a garden that summer. I remember vividly going out there in late July with my 2yo to weed and pick vegetables. I informed hubby that I would NOT be going back to the garden that summer. I was DONE. My inner themostat has never been the same. I am always hot and hardly ever wear a sweater or coat.

    Can’t wait to see the registry!

  • 2. mom (nana)  |  June 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

    hmmmm the chelsea I know is slightly larger than an eggplant…..THAT’S why you are so darn hot! I wish I could tell you good things but I can’t – I had mine in late Aug, if you recall, and it was hell…sorry, that’s just the truth. You have to spend as much time as you can in a cool bath/swimming pool. It definitely helps….ALOT! And, just know that your electric bill is going to be waaaaay high the next 4 months. Just get over it and do it!
    P.S. It is ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLworth it! πŸ™‚

  • 3. MASHley  |  June 7, 2010 at 9:46 am

    hahaha. i love your descriptions of pregnancy pains. although i’m sorry you’re so “miserable” (except not really because otherwise we wouldn’t have jansen to look forward to). good luck girl! you can make it. eat lots of ice cream to cool down!

    ps not sure if this will make you feel any better about your pregnancy weight but i was talking to a friend and she actually gained almost 70 pounds during her first baby (she had him about 10 months ago). and she looks great now!

  • 4. Jill  |  June 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Yikes, I’m sorry to hear you are so uncomfortable!! Yes, that makes me really want to make a baby ASAP (not). You should find a friend with a pool. Maybe that would offer some relief πŸ™‚

  • 5. Joy  |  June 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Happy 25 weeks, and congratulations on getting the registry done!! Hope Stephen feels better soon and you are able to figure out the right kind of support so you can get some sleep.

    Hugs!!

  • 6. DebbieQ  |  June 7, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hope Stephen feels better so because, really, he is supposed to be pampering you.

  • 7. Sara  |  June 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That must be awful being so hot all the time. Hope you have a pool you can get into!

  • 8. Stephanie @ Geezees  |  June 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Happy 25 weeks!!!
    Hope your hubby feels better!!

  • 9. Taryn  |  June 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I agree with whoever said find a friend with a pool!! You can lay on a pool floaty ON YOUR STOMACH!! πŸ™‚ It is such a relief to be able to stretch out on your tummy and just be weightless. Helps take a lot of the pressure off of your back, too. πŸ™‚

  • 10. Perfectly Pleasant  |  June 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Oh the things I have missed! Congratulations πŸ™‚ Happy 25 weeks! Maybe you should try one of those cool bands things that the old people wear all the time (at least in Florida) — it has gel or something in it that is supposed to cool you off.

  • 11. exgf2009  |  June 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Happy 25th week!!! Blog award for you today at http://wp.me/pFFiq-9G… don’t know how you feel about them but sometimes they are fun!

  • 12. Aunt Bonnie  |  June 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Well, I did it THREE times…..HOT! But I totally agree with your mom…..I’d do it all over again. Well,maybe not at 60 but you get the point. It was all so very worth it. I know I appreciated the AC:)

  • 13. sheeia02  |  June 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Happy 25 weeks. Congratulations! Half way to go before the D- day :D.

  • 14. mom (nana)  |  June 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Too all of you who commented – Chelsea DOES have a pool available to use – just around the corner at her mom and dad’s house. She is NOT normally a pool person but I think she will become one really soon!

  • 15. lazyhazysummerdaysies  |  June 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

    “Makes you wanna run home and make a baby…”

    NO, actually. The combination of your stories and teaching small children (and large ones too) are the BEST contraception ever. Thank you.

    PS–imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and I’m uber-bored, so I started a blog, too! Right now its pretty lame, but it might get better…hah!

  • 16. Nora  |  June 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hope Stephen is back to normal today!

    I can’t imagine what a 3am feeding must be like. Mothers/pregnant women are such troopers if you ask me.

    I’m sure someone will be on twitter to help you through sleep deprivation at the 3am when it comes time!

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