So I just woke up from a nap, a much needed nap. This is again due to the fact that I was unable to sleep last night. These days I am extremely irritable (yes, folks, I am aware of it) and I am 100% uncomfortable. I was telling Bryce last night that I am just SO ready to have my body back. I have enjoyed every moment of pregnancy but it really does seem like it's finally having it's toll on me. Up until this point I have had very minor discomforts but this week I just feel that a semi (or two, or three) have run me down. Sitting is uncomfortable and I guess this is to be expected when you have a giant headed baby inside you. Standing is uncomfortable because my feet are swelling. As a matter of fact, I told Bryce that's what we were grilling out for dinner tonight... my little sausage toes (and fingers). Gross huh? But it would feed about 5 people. (haha)
And then there is SLEEP... a word that would have been lost from my vocabulary except that I keep screaming about the lack of it. Let me start by saying this... during the ENTIRE pregnancy I have never once had a problem getting comfortable lying down to sleep. Not once. However, this week has been the complete opposite. My shoulders are killing me, I live with a crick in my neck, my legs ache, my back aches... and the list could go on and on. If I lay on my right side, it hurts, if I switch to my left side, IT hurts. I give! I surrender!
The good news (yes, there is something good)... last night and the nights before as I lay awake for hours, I took the time to Thank God for my life, husband and child and all of the many other blessings that we have been given lately. I truly am thankful for the opportunity to be a mom when so many out there in this world can not be. So for those that think I am complaining (which I am... just a little bit)... I am also very thankful for this blessing and I know that it's very short term when it comes to the gift of a lifetime. Our beautiful son!
Now that I am off of my soapbox I totally have to get up and do something. This child is just about to kick it's way out of me if I don't... ouchy!