Friday, June 13, 2008

Almost 35 Weeks - Hitting the Wall

Well, I knew it was coming. I can honestly say, I think I've hit the wall. For the past few days, I've just been so worn out. I'm getting enough sleep but I'm just so worn out. Standing for too long exhausts me and sitting for too long hurts my back. And I just don't have the "get up and go" I still had a week ago. I'm glad I have to come to work everyday or I'd just be a waste.

Fortunately, Jason has kicked into super helpful mode. He gave two wiggly and difficult kids their bath last night while I sorted through their summer clothes (my mom and MIL had graciously given them new ones and I needed to reorganize their drawers) and he ran back upstairs a few times after the kids were in bed when Bryce was yelling about eveyrthing he could think of. (Bryce woke up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday and never seemed to work out of his funk - seemed to be cured this morning.) Then, after hearing how difficult Bryce was yesterday morning, Jason volunteered to play it by ear every morning now to see how the kids are doing before he leaves. This morning he got them both up, dressed, teeth brushed (my most hated AM task for them) so all I had to do was entertain them while I finished getting ready. I even had time to sit and watch The Wiggles with them for 15 minutes before we left - so much more peaceful. And it was good he helped because Caroline was a little grouchy at wake up and he helped get her through that.

So, here's another weekend upon us and I just have so many things that I want to do - all 3 bathrooms are coming up for needing cleaning again and I keep looking at stuff that is just LAYING around our house and I get depressed b/c I just feel like I have no energy to reach down and pick things up.

Plus, the baby has been VERY active the past two days and I'm having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions which take my breath away and I swear, make me more tired. (It would make sense, right? They are MY muscles contracting so that does use up MY energy!) But I must say, other than having this huge boulder on the front of me, I'm doing okay. My back isn't really hurting, it's not painful to walk, and the baby doesn't seem to have moved down so low that I'm having pelvic pain, so it certainly could be a LOT worse. I just want my energy back. I don't like moving so slow - that's just not my style. But, this too shall pass. In about 6 weeks, I'll probably be missing some parts of pregnancy already. At least I'll have a cute little prize at the end.

1 comment:

BJ said...

Hang in there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! You are almost there :>