Wednesday, September 26, 2007

To dream, perchance to sleep!

Surprise, surprise, it's 1am and I can't get to sleep. I am desperately tired but Dorian still insists on compressing my bladder. I need to go to the bathroom, but then I get there and only a couple drops come out. Back to bed...5 minutes later, I experience an agonizing need to pee again. So I return to the bathroom and yep, you guessed it...only a couple drops come out. It's weird how suddenly all this came on, especially after months of barely experiencing any symptoms. I am seriously considering purchasing some adult diapers. At least now that I have stopped working, I can rest during the day and get ten minutes of sleep here and there. I've been trying to walk every day too because I know it's good for me and will help reduce labor time. I just have to be sure I time my walks with my liquid intake and the location of bathrooms en route! I am craving sugar like mad right now. It's taking all the willpower I have not to chow down on ice cream and chocolate. And let's not even talk about my back and hip issues at the moment...between my incompetent bladder and joint aches and pains, I feel about 90 years old. Still, in spite of it all, I am so excited and happy I can barely stand it!!!! I am now 37 weeks pregnant. Dorian is full-term.


Erika said...

Wow, I'm starting to rethink having kids...well maybe not. But I'm definitely more nervous. I already have to pee every hour as it is! I'm glad you are not here at work miserable, although I do miss your smiling face and bulging belly :)
Training is going really well, no complaints. It is VERY time consuming though, but luckily there has not been too much other stuff going on.
Good luck in your quest for sleep, I really empathize.

Astrea said...

Oh wow I don't miss that having to pee every five seconds thing... lol The difficult part will be over with soon, it's just the longest wait you'll ever experience :-D I don't think I had much pain, but I loathed feeling as though I were a walking whale that might fall over or knock things about wherever I went. (and I swelled up like a balloon and that reallllly wasn't any fun)

You'll have Dorian and your nonpregnant body back soon enough :-D

CrockMama said...

Hey guys, the peeing is getting worse and it is every 3 minutes, I swear. I can only hope it means it is getting closer to Dorian's arrival (of course, it is no matter how we look at it!) Thanks for your support. I am so tired of peeing and not sleeping! I think I will be the only woman who actually sleeps more after the baby arrives!!!