No, these aren't replacement names for the babies, it's just the day I'm having today. How is it that every 2 or 3 days I feel like a completely different physical being? Oh my, it's just too fast to adjust to! I'm going to start going to the pool this week (in between all the other stuff I have to get done, plus sleeping whenever I possibly can), but for now, I feel awful!
First of all, I'm having a hard time sleeping. I think I've got to get to the store and get some kind of mattress pad, but sleeping on a twin mattress as I am is for the birds... or at the very least for children and very thin adults. My hips get sore after about a half an hour, my arms fall asleep, my ribs (now it's really my ribs) ache incessantly.
When not considering nighttime ailments, it is the progression of the day that literally weighs on me. By the end of the day, I'm out of breath all the time, my ribs are in constant pain, and my back cries out for me to lie down flat... but when I do so, getting back on my feet is a challenge, and then my hips hurt so much it makes me limp. Fun, right? No f*ing wonder I'm grumpy!
On the very bright side, my two boys are bringing me delight with their now-frequent movement. The roll and kick - a few days ago, Laurie got to be the first person to feel them move from the outside (beside me, of course). I have to admit being rather selfish with my hands-on-belly time... it's just so amazing to feel them inside and out, and with all the other challenges this pregnancy has brought, it's something to celebrate and relish.
Tomorrow (Thursday) is my new turn-over day, as the doc here recalculated my due date for 10/2, rather than 10/3. So, I'll get Laurie to take a new side-view photo to acknowledge completing 22 weeks.