Monday, November 7, 2011

35th Week Tiredness

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I'm feeling pretty tired these days. I wake up in the morning and have a bunch of things I hope to do each day. There are things that I can do easily while Edwin is awake, but there are always things that are much easier to do during his nap time. Unfortunately, I'm finding that by the time nap time rolls around, I'm feeling the need for a nap myself.

So I've been trying to listen to my body and rest during nap time (and have my own nap time) instead of pushing through the tiredness and then being exhausted by the time supper and the evening routine rolls around.

We recently attended a two -part "Childbirth Refresher" course at The Birth Center, and it was reassuring to be reminded that yes, I will get out of breath much more easily since Baby is taking up most of the room in my abdomen. Otherwise, I think I'd make the mistake of thinking: "What in the world is wrong with me?! Why am I so out of shape?!" I did learn that it's possible the baby won't drop as early as it did the first time around. Did you know that with subsequent pregnancies the baby tends to stay higher longer - even up until right before labor?

I'm feeling the urge to get things ready even though we're still more than a month away from the due date. So this week I'll be stocking up on disposable diapers in two sizes (yes, I'll take a break from cloth while we adjust to being a 2 child family), wipes and my own personal, post-birth needs.

I've got some freezer meals planned and will be making a bunch of those over the next couple of weeks as well.

Edwin is moved into his new room, and he's over the initial rough transition. He cried the whole time we were moving the crib over. The poor kid probably thought we were getting rid of it.

Funny comment related to my belly this week: "You look more like an olive on a stick than anyone I've ever seen!" This was stated by a jolly middle-aged man we go to Meeting with, and I reassured him that I took it as a compliment when he later commented that maybe he should've said something a little more normal.

A question for you mom's out there: Did you ever have any intuition about when you'd go into labor and were you correct?


  1. I never had good pregnancy intuition. Couldn't guess the babies sex for the life of me. Only knew I would go late because I always went late. But I like the surprise of it all.

    I hope you have a relaxing 5 weeks and don't worry too much about the stuff you want to get done. It will still be there when you have the time for it.

  2. No intuition whatsoever! How about you? I was 10 days late with Dillon and requested seven days early with Mariah - I was d.o.n.e. Not very patient in that particular part of life! :)

  3. No good intuition here! I was completely shocked the day Jonathan was born, and remember looking at the date on the dry-erase board in my hospital room, thinking that I needed to remember it. I definitely didn't expect to deliver him in August! By the the Christopher rolled around, I kept thinking I'd go into labor since the other 2 had been so early. The day passed that each of the others would have been born, and I was miserable! He was still about a week early, but it didn't feel like it at all.

    I can't wait to hear about your delivery! I'm hopeful for a different experience this time around, and am thinking of hiring a doula to help me get through it. I really love some of the midwives at my practice, but there's no guarantee I'll get one of the ones I love, so I think I want to bring someone who can help me keep perspective. Anyway, didn't mean to highjack your post. Rest while you can!

  4. P.S. Seriously? Olive on a stick? Haven't heard that one before! People amaze me.