30 weeks: hardcore insomnia

I’m not sure if I can really claim this is insomnia – it was a weird day.  I woke up at 6:30 in the morning, had a mental breakdown that my husband very kindly both tolerated and attempted to comfort me through regarding finances, and ended up falling back asleep around 9:30 until about noon.  Then, I had to take a Benadryl due to some epic allergy shenanigans, and fell asleep AGAIN at 3 or so until 7.  I’m a rock star.  Not really surprised that it’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m wide fucking awake.

30 weeks.  Jeebus.  I can’t believe I’m going to be a mother in 2 months.  I’m pretty sure I’ve been pregnant forever, but it’s still weird to think that it has an end date.  I’m trying not to focus too much on the childbirth aspect – I’m educated almost as much as I can manage at the moment, and I think I’m just going to have to let it happen and see where we go.  I’m more interested in learning relaxation techniques – I think they’ll be the key for me.  My pain tolerance is high, I just need to combine it with some relaxation to get through, I’m pretty sure.

Merry was a fucking ROCK STAR this weekend with the nursery.  He managed to clean the room out, prime it, paint it, and assemble some of the furniture all in just 3 days off, and I’m so tickled.  The walls are a lovely green, I’m glad we went with that.  I’ll post pictures when we get it a bit more cleaned up.  We skipped the mobile in favor of the leaf canopy I linked in last week’s post, and it looks fantastic above the crib. 

The mattress has been ordered as well – will be here on Wednesday.  I’ve decided I do want the matching bookshelf to the crib, which is about $69 at Ikea.  We’ll probably get it at the end of the month when we go up for my last UW appointment.  Oh god, I’m so happy that’s nearly over.  I’m irritated that I have to go one more time, but after that, GONE. 

Regarding the glucose tolerance test – made it a whole week with no phone call!  I shall take that as the best of signs and stop fretting.  Yesterday started another bout of crazy hunger – I was going along for a month or so, not eating much more than usual, and then all of a sudden EVERYTHING I CAN FIND I DEVOUR.  It happened in my second trimester too.  I assume it’s a baby related growth spurt.  🙂 

Still having a relatively smooth and easy pregnancy.  I know it’s not done yet and there’s plenty of time for the bad shit to start, but man, things are going so well.  Somebody is hiccuping away in agreement – at least, we’ll call it agreement.  I do get uncomfortable far quicker as of late, but it’s not too bad.  It depends on where the kid is sitting – the lower, the more ouchy things get.  Which probably means my last month will be awful, but at least it’ll be my last!  🙂

Ah, but there’s always something new to fret over, even with as zen as I’ve been during this pregnancy.  Although the gestational diabetes thing was my biggest worry, and that’s all done now.  Still, in a few months, I’ll have my kid and be cleared from the midwives, and that’s all I care about at this stage – my little family.  🙂