We are at week 33 now in anticipating the arrival of the womb dweller. Last week I hit the 'I'm finally tired' phase. I honestly thought it wouldn't hit me, that somehow I would be immune to it. Alas, with my body preparing me to not sleep at night I feel as though mid day naps are requisite. Pelvic pain and strange hip pain at night are the culprits, along with a child who apparently enjoys decending upon my bladder. Luckily (I think) Clemens has become accustomed to me waking 2 or 3 times a night to go to the bathroom, and my tossing and turning doesn't seem to bother him at all anymore (hopefully he is just being generous). Also, last week I sprained my ankle walking on an uneven sidewalk, and have had uncontrollable emotional breakdowns.... what I am to think of all of this???
I do love my hypnobirthing class, and recommend it to all of my gestating or soon to be gestating friends. Clemens (and I- since I made him read it) recommends 'Ina May's guide to Childbirth' by Ina May Gaskin. I can't wait to build my grow box and plant my vegtables (with Clemens help of course).
This week I start working hourly, which means I don't have to feel badly about leaving work when I just can't stand it anymore. AND Clemens doesn't have to return to California for work in the next 7 weeks! YAY!