I love the internet, and I love stumbling upon the new treasures it has to offer. Just yesterday I found a new blog that I highly recommend you check out. There is a post she writes that has me super worried about what it will be like when it is time for me to go back to work after maternity leave.
The nights have recently become much longer. For most of my pregnancy I have been able to sleep through the night, but this is just not the case anymore. I can count on waking up at least once with a screaming bladder, but lastnight I actually woke up 3 times! When I came back to bed the 2nd time the husband decided to snuggle up to me and lay his arm across my belly. He became upset when he felt the baby going spastic in my belly in the middle of the night. "Honey... why isn't the baby sleeping?" "Because... baby hates Mommy and yet still wants her company."
And after I'm done being uncomfortable all night, I make sure to complain a lot during the day. I walk (waddle) slowly everywhere. My back is killing me. I have to pee every 5 seconds. Or at least I THINK I have to pee, but I'm mostly dealing with false alarms. Going out to eat has become a fun game of "Where does Kerith fit in a booth?" As it turns out, not many places, ha.
The cats aren't too pleased with my predicament, either. Finley, my sweet lap kitty, lost the ability to snuggle up in my lap many many weeks ago. But - he still trys to find a way to make it work. Today he decided to just relocate to my new lap:
(please excuse the multiple chins and flabby arms)
At my next ultrasound (36 weeks) the Doctors will take final measurements of Sumo baby and come up with a delivery game place. In the mean time the doctors are worried about my blood pressure again (it was 142/80 at my appointment on Thursday) so I get to do some more fun blood work on Monday to monitor that.
Tomorrow is baby gate! Hooray! I'm very excited to celebrate baby Gaines with all our friends and family!