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.
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.