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Birthday Party Prep

We are going a little crazy right now, getting ready for L's birthday party. We have a lot of work to do on the yard, inside the house, and decorations to make before Saturday. To top it all off, L has a bad cough and is really grumpy. And on top of a grumpy preschooler J has a fever, body aches, headache, and chills. So, R and I are staying away from the boys as much as possible and I am trying to get the bare minimum of party prep done before Sat. All this to say that blogging is taking a back seat for the next few days. I hope to be back on Monday with pics of the party and thoughts on my last few days of maternity leave.

20.0 weeks: Pregnancy Sucks

I have officially reached the halfway point, yay!  And honestly, I have had it up to here (my hand is above my head) with this pregnancy.  I was really hoping that I could write about how much I love my unborn child and how I cherish each little kick that I feel; that is just not the mood that is coming across today.

Today I am tired of being tired.  All day, every day, complete exhaustion.  I feel like a zombie each day that I manage to drag myself out of bed.  I thought this was supposed to get better by now.

Sleeping has sucked for the past few weeks too.  Between having to get up to pee every hour (not exaggerating) and J snoring because of his cold, I am getting about 5 hours of interrupted sleep each night.  I can take a Unisom and crash out for the whole night, but then in the morning I am so groggy that I don’t even remember my drive to work.  That is very scary.

And finally, the headaches.  Why oh why won’t they stop?  I am having severe headaches almost every day and we have discovered that my triggers are: lack of sleep (surprise!), and stress.  With neither of those changing anytime soon, I doubt the headaches will be disappearing anytime soon.

Having complained about my problems, I know that no one is probably still reading this, but it feels good to vent it out.  I wish I could just be enjoying the wonderful miracle of life that is occurring inside of me.  I wish this pregnancy was going as easily as my first one.  Many a night, laying awake in bed, I wonder why I thought this was a good idea.  I am sure that it will all be worth it in the end, but right now, pregnancy sucks.