Still feeling pretty good this week except for sleep. On Saturday night, I fell asleep around 10 (because I know how to party on a Saturday night!), slept until 1, was awake but super tired until 5:45 and then finally fell back asleep until 8:45. So I got 6 hours of sleep, but it was certainly not restful. I felt pretty terrible on Sunday. But during the 5 hours of being awake, I read my book for a couple of hours and ate pancakes. So at least I didn't lay in bed staring at the ceiling for 5 hours. That would have been even more miserable. Now when I wake up in the middle of the night to roll over or whatever, I'm scared that I won't be able to fall back asleep. So far it hasn't happened again, and fingers crossed that it won't!
Sleep is pretty uncomfortable, and I can really only lay on one side for so many hours before I have to roll over, which is no easy feat with the pregnancy pillow. I feel bad because I know it wakes Shamus up, but what can I do. We got rid of the furniture in the baby's room over the weekend, so now we just have our bed and the bed in the guest bedroom.
I ordered a wall mural for the baby's room over the weekend, and hopefully it will get shipped out soon. It's a faux weathered wood wall, but it's wallpaper that comes in four pieces. It's only going to go on one wall. So once we get that, I can get paint for the other three walls and we can get the room going. I really have no idea what all is going to go in there to decorate until we get the walls done and the furniture built. I feel like time is ticking away but also know that the baby will be just fine if there's no decorated room to sleep in at first. I'm sure it will be sleeping in the bassinet in our room for awhile.
On Saturday I also had some crazy pressure in my sides and back after I had dinner (not sure if that contributed to the insomnia). I was trying to Google and see if you can get Braxton Hicks contractions in your back like you can get back labor pain, but I never saw anything on that. I'll have to ask my doctor about it. I'm also going to get more information on getting induced early since I have wrapped my brain around the fact that it has to happen. I'm going to explain that I will not be induced on April 19th or 20th either, since I don't want to have a baby on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. It's really not even an option for me, so she's going to have to get on board with that.
The sweet tooth is still holding strong, and I cannot believe how much I eat of everything these days. I feel like I really don't eat unless I'm hungry, and every week I step on the scale expecting to be a lot heavier, but the weight gain has been pretty moderate I think. I think the weight is mainly going to my butt though, which is not a pretty sight.
Total Weight Gained: 17.2 lbs
Waist Size: 43 inches
Sleep: Eh. I really miss sleeping like a normal person with normal pillows and waking up refreshed instead of sore. I'm sure that once this baby comes, I will really wish for a full night's sleep and will think I was crazy for complaining during this time.
Most Exciting Moment: My baby shower is Sunday, and I'm super excited to celebrate with my family and friends! I cherish all the support I've had throughout this whole process.
Baby is the Size of a: Butternut squash. For the next 7 weeks, it will grow a half pound every week!
Miss Anything? Cold cut sandwiches, not having to give myself shots, the early days of shots when they wouldn't bleed all day long, wine, normal sleep