I've gotten into a horrible sleep-pattern the last couple of weeks. I have no problem falling asleep, I just keep waking up around 4:30 and then can't get comfortable. I usually toss and turn until 8:30, but today I broke down and got up at 5:45. Anyone have any suggestions?
I will say I've been rather productive thus far (dishes, laundry, thank you notes) and it's kind of tempting to turn this schedule into my routine. Perhaps God is preparing me for mothering a newborn...the more I get used to this schedule the easier it might be in a few months. Wow, a FEW months is true. Today marks the end of my 28th week- only 12 more to go! Again, I say..wow!
So, here are some belly shots I thought I'd share...I was trying to show how lopsided my belly gets when I have a braxton hicks. Apparently this baby likes to hang out on the right side of my torso. I don't think the picture shows it as well as out of whack as it really is, so perhaps I'll give it a go again down the road. The second shot is of me flexing my stomach muscles. It's pretty hilarious when I try to do a sit-up- ok, I don't really do sit-ups, but that's the movement I'm making! My belly button puckers and my entire belly looks like a pyramid. Jeff thought this might be too personal for a blog...but it's just my stomach, so I hope no one minds.
We also purchased a rug for the baby's room...and I know what you're thinking...it's not gold, olive, or turquoise. You were thinking that, right? Well, not that I'm going to go crazy with orange...but I couldn't resist this one when my options were yellow (thought that might be overkill), brown (would clash with the brown glider), or orange.
Oh, and an update on my heart. I saw the cardiologist yesterday and I've been hooked up to a Holter monitor for 24 hours. Thankfully my heart did its "thing" while at the doctors office and she was able to tell that it was some sort of ventricular arrhythmia, which she said is very common (she has one) and almost always benign. She's being very thorough, which I appreciate, so today when I drop off the monitor I'm also having an echocardiogram. I really feel a great sense of peace about it all...but a little prayer never hurts so if you think of me at 3:00 feel free to put in a good word for me ;)
Ok, I think that's enough for one morning. The sun is rising, maybe I'm ready for a nap.