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I have yet to experience many of the pregnancy symptoms I have read about: Still never hungry, no true I’ll-die-if-I-don’t-get-to-eat-this cravings, no nose bleeds, and (thankfully!) no hemroids.
However I am experiencing a couple of the major pregnancy side effects. My tummy itches a lot (I am scratching it more than I am rubbing it haha), I have to “tinkle” (your welcome Mom…) constantly, and sleeping is no longer a luxury I enjoy!
I am not tired as much as I was earlier on (especially now that knock-on-wood the headaches seem to be gone) and I have a hard time falling asleep. Once I finally get to sleep I wake up SO easily!!! And once I wake up I can’t go back to sleep at all! Do I have to “tinkle” during the night? Yes…but do I get up to do it? Not usually! I’m too afraid that once I get up I won’t be able to go back to sleep!
Zach has been working a TON lately and so he’s been waking up pretty early in the mornings. I am pretty much up when he is! This morning he woke up at 5 to use the bathroom so I figured I might as well go too. Then the dog needed to go out to go potty. Then I realized it was 60 degrees in our house b/c we didn’t turn on the heat! So I turned it on and got back into bed and not 10 minutes later the smoke alarm went off because it was the first time our heater had been run! Then Zach’s alarm went off at 6! I ended up just staying up and watched t.v. and thankfully took an hour nap from 8:30 to 9:30!
And what was keeping me awake? The dogs? The freezing house? Nope! The baby! This little girl/boy is very active at night and in the mornings and I realized this morning that she/he is even more active when I’m usually sleeping! Once I was awake it wouldn’t STOP moving enough for me to fall back asleep! I think this is the Lord’s way of preparing me for motherhood!!! After a few more weeks of this (let alone after a few more months) I think I’ll be well prepared!!!