Wednesday, May 28, 2008

sore 'n' grumpy

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.


  1. They say misery loves company right? Does it make you feel any better to know I could have literally written this post? I feel EXACTLY the same way.

    I live for the good days, I'm telling you.

    I'm heading to the pool's been a couple weeks, but the last few times that I have swam, I have slept like a BABY afterwards. Hope you find the same.

  2. i'm sorry this has been so dificult... but you are going to have the two most beautiful baby boys! Hang in there and know that you are loved and that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Tracy - good for you for getting out to the pool today! I'm not going to make it quite yet (I overscheduled myself again today), but I can't wait until I can... Thanks for the empathy! I know you're in it, too. :o)

    Alissa, I'm always so touched to see your comments! Thanks for the support. Of course, this pregnancy is entirely welcome with whatever comes with it, but boy... it's just not what I expected! xoxo

  4. Oh, we are taking pictures today, are we? Well, I'll let you sleep just a couple more minutes then. (wink!)