I promised myself that after all I had been through to get to where I am, I would never complain about my pregnancy. I just couldn't imagine anything being bad enough that a pregnant woman would want to complain about such a blessing!
Well...let's just say it's a bit different when you are really here... and things really bother you. So, I am going to allow myself today to complain.
First of all, Braxton Hicks suck. Plain and simple. I have stayed up at all hours of the night "timing" these contractions praying that I am not going into preterm labor. Being a first-timer I have no idea of what "real contractions" will feel like. Everyone has said, "Oh, you'll know when its the real deal." Well at the time Braxton Hicks feel like the real deal... to me at least... so far... :)
Second of all, I have never in my life had a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep. Anyone who has ever lived with me knows if there is one thing this girl can do, it's sleep. Well not anymore! I sleep on average around 3 hours a night. I have tried all kinds of relaxation techniques and still I sleep for about an hour then am wide awake until 3 or 4 in the morning.
Thirdly, 30 trips to the bathroom in one day is just plain ridiculous! My daily exercise comes from me having to walk down the hall and back at my office to go pee. I think this little booger has positioned himself directly on my bladder. And to add to it, you are supposed to be drinking more water. So more water + pregnancy = many many trips to the bathroom!
Last, but certainly not least. I am enjoying every moment of this! I feel my son kick me and it reminds me of how faithful God is to answer our prayers, and truly what a miracle baby I am carrying each day.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support through our journey. I pray that each of you will find peace on the journey that God has laid out for you. No matter where he leads, follow.