Cravings: Ice, ice, ice, and occasionally french toast.
Symptoms: Holy cow, I thought I knew what insomnia was, and then this last week happened. That's the main reason this post is so late. I haven't slept for more than 4 hours at a time for the last five days. I think it's a mix between the achy hips, the heartburn, and the major surge of hormones I seem to be swimming in. Needless to say, I've been taking a lot of naps. Other than that, Baby J's new past time is staying up all night. He will rest for about 15 minutes and then start rolling around again. I'm glad he's getting strong and the constant movement is reassuring, but my internal organs are very ready to resume their usual job of, you know, not being pummeled 24/7.
Mom is feeling: Weepy, tired, cranky, etc. All it takes is someone looking at me the wrong way and I start sobbing. Luckily, this has mostly only earned me sympathetic nods from the public.
Dad is feeling: Tired because I keep waking him up accidentally and most likely afraid to open his mouth for fear the dreaded crying will start again.
Belly: Now big enough that fellow grocery shoppers find themselves incapable of not spouting out unsolicited and unhelpful advice! Woohoo! Two gems from this week were, "You really should be in a wheelchair" and "That poor couple, they have no idea what they're in for. Their lives will never be the same."
These pearls of wisdom are usually followed by more crying by your's truly.
Weight Gain: No idea as of right now. The home scale says I've lost weight but the home scale also tends to march to the beat of its own drum and lie fairly often, so I'll wait for the midwives to tell me.
Doctory stuff: No appointments yet. I have a midwife appointment on Tuesday and a growth scan with the OB on Wednesday (cross your fingers that D gets the morning off to come!)
Things we’ve done to prepare: We got a swing. Sort of. It's secondhand and adorable but doesn't actually do the whole "swinging" thing. It does vibrate and play music though so I'll take it. We (and by we I mean I) cleaned out the spare bedroom and organized the spare closet. This doesn't actually benefit Baby J in any way since he won't be sleeping in that room, but it made me feel better. I also did a little research into what to expect for our hospital birth and had a good talk with D about how he can support me during labor. Also also ripped a hole in my only pair of maternity pants, so it looks like it's skirts and dresses from here on out!
What helped your insomnia during pregnancy? Any tips or tricks?