Pregnant Pause – Week 25
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 if 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.)