• Weeks Thirty Two & Thirty Three
Uncomfortable, Bed Rest & Lack Of Sleep.
Babe is approx 4 pounds, 17 inches long and opening his eyes when he's awake!
It's crazy how quickly things can change from week to week! I had just given my work HR department my maternity application, given them my last date as I was given the go-ahead to work up until my due date and a week or so later.. Here I'am... Overheating, major baby brain to the max & feeling like I have no room for my own organs!
I had full intentions of going to work on Friday. Spencer was off to his Bachelor party in Seattle and I wanted to keep busy so I wouldn't miss him as much. Unfortunately I didn't go to work and I didn't keep very busy. Instead, my body decided and the baby decided that today was the day to have something go wrong or seem to go wrong. I got up to go to the washroom and had a little scare. what good timing for my body to do this right when Spencer's about to leave for an amazing weekend with his buddies.. I was OK until I started getting anxiety after my doctor told me to come in right away! I called the taxi, slapped on a face, and off I went. Getting to my doctors office 10 minutes later I did the usual, peed in a cup and the doctor got me and one other rooms quickly. I was examined and what upon examination the doctor said "wow baby is right there!" As she checked my cervix. Thankfully, I wasn't dilated but my cervix was irritated from the baby pushing on it which was causing bleeding. My doctor recommended that I take bed rest for three days and see how I'm feeling if I'm up to going back to work. She said " We don't want baby coming this week." She then also recommended that I talk about medical leave because of all the pain that I'm having in my ribs from sitting or my SPD acting up during the day from standing or walking too much.
I feel kind of silly being only now actually 33 weeks along and feeling so uncomfortable, whining and complaining constantly but I'm always reassured by my coworkers that I'm growing a human inside me and it's not easy. They are right! I did grow a freaking foot or an arm and a leg, torso, a brain or even a freaking healthy heart! So crazy to think about how our bodies can do such amazing things and I don't take the time to think about it and what my body has achieved and how much is actually going through.
So, i've taken it upon myself to get the medical leave forms and once I see my doctor again will be filling them out because I need to take care of myself and I need to take care of my baby and I need all the rest so I can get.
Sleeping is not easy anymore... At the beginning of pregnancy that's all you could do. All I want is a good night sleep without any interruptions but I won't be getting that for a very very long time. I'm totally OK with that but for now I need to take the time to sleep as much as I can before a little baby comes because right now... He's having dance parties at four in the morning, pushing against my bladder so I have to get up at least 2 to 3 times a night and now I have no room to eat! I feel like I have no stomach because now I eat so frequently because I can't eat very much in one sitting feel like a little piggy. Hahah, but I'm just trying to get all the nutrients I can get for him. Sometimes I feel like a baby! cry, eat, sleep, frequent washroom breaks, constant whining. Anyone else feel this way ?!