Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sleepless nights already...

I guess Miss Emma (yep, that's her name - though we still don't have a middle name) is getting me ready for her arrival. I don't get any sleep at night these days. Mostly just b/c I cannot get comfortable. I am a stomach sleeper and needless to say cannot sleep on my stomach now. I toss & turn a lot during the night - not only b/c of just discomfort, but out right pain. I lay on one side for a while and then that shoulder or hip starts to hurt. And then at least once I have to get up & go to the bathroom. It's very frustrating and poor Michael...I know I must keep him up, too. Practice for when she gets here for him as well, I guess!!!

Last night I didn't even make it to class...I barely made it through the day at work. I went home, fixed dinner, cleaned up, and spent the rest of the evening on the couch. I was actually falling asleep shortly after 8:00 & in bed around 8:30. I have never been able to nap before. I always woke up feeling hung over and even more groggy & tired. I think it's time I learned the value of napping, though!!! Might even try to start sneaking in a quick nap during lunch - just close my doors & my blinds & take a little power nap! I remember doing that in college & it was refreshing...maybe I need to just start doing that again!

I am going to the doctor every two weeks now since my last trimester started. Next Tuesday I'll go for my third & final ultrasound - so I'll have some more pics of our baby girl to post!!! I can't wait to see her again!!! My doctor is also pregnant - with twins - and has been put on partial bedrest so she is only seeing patients in the AM from now until after the baby is born. She is still delivering & doing surgeries, though. She is two weeks behind me, but is having a c-section around Thanksgiving I think. Twins usually come way early I hear. She is only planning on taking two weeks off (which I can't believe), so hopefully she'll be there when Emma arrives. If not, her partners are good doctors - I just would rather have someone I'm familiar with there for me. She says she is only taking two weeks b/c with so many pregnant women counting on her she can't afford to take off more time than that. Now that's dedication!!!! Another reason I really like my doctor!


  1. Uh Oh... Sleepless nights are coming your way!! Just think only 11 weeks until she is finally here!! I can't wait! It's almost countdown time!!

  2. Ah, the uncomfortableness. It sucks. As for the naps, the good thing about newborns is they sleep about 90% of the time, so you can sleep a lot, too.

    And the cousin is named Emma Rae. In that movie Something To Talk About, the sister's name was Emma Rae and my cousin loved the character so much she named her baby after her. Anyway, if names are any indication of the way a kid acts, she'll be good because our Emma is. (And Lilith lives up to every meaning of her name, she's horrible. haha)

  3. Yeah!! I was voting for Emma!!! I LOVE that name!!!

  4. Sorry to hear of your discomfort. I always hated the 3rd trimester for the same reasons!


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