Friday, June 11, 2010


The sleeping is becoming less and less frequent. Some nights I get up to go to the bathroom 5 times in a 7 hour period. If that is the do the math at how much I could possibly be sleeping during this time. There are even nights where I get up 30 min after I have laid down.

Surprisingly though, I function fairly well on little sleep. I am able to not be too grumpy during the day, but I am definitely get tired at night super early. People keep saying I need to take naps during the day but for some reason that is hard for me. Hopefully it won't be once baby is here.

Yesterday I was up at 5:?? and laid there for a little bit thinking about what I wanted to do. It was my swim day and I didn't feel like going out for my swim then when I had all day and could go with the sun is out and liven up my tan. So I got up and cleaned the porch. Like scrubbed down the porch rockers and all the disgusting dirt/cobwebs that had collected on the siding from the house to the rockers and hosed down the porch, not to mention two little wasps nests I came across (which I had EZ spray for when he got up). And now it looks great, so clean and nice. And if it wasn't 95 degrees out with 100% humidity, it might be nice to sit out there!

My plan today-sand down the porch railing so that this weekend when I wake up at 5:?? I can start repainting it. Not a new color or anything, just needs a new coat of paint. And what better things do I have to do than paint a railing.

EZ is worried that BZ will be here early, like super early and told me to pack my hospital bag already. We took another tour of the hospital yesterday since we took the first one bag in November when we knew absolutely nothing about what we were doing. Now after reading a bunch of baby books there are lots of questions to ask about lots of things. But I still feel good about the decision to go with the hospital versus the birthing center. Depending on how it goes though, if we ever have a BZ#2, I think I would like to go to the birthing center instead.

I think that the hypnobabies stuff is working to an extent. I feel calmer about things that is for sure. I am not sure how great I do at actually putting myself under hypnosis and how that will be hold up for when BZ decides to come. But I know that mentally, the whole thing keeps me extremely relaxed and pretty confident about the whole experience. What is interesting is all the suggestions of visualizing and I listen to positive affirmations about childbirth and those are all things as athletes we do as well. So if it works in athletics, why shouldn't it work for childbirth. Time will tell.

1 comment:

Rebecca Wills said...

I love that you were out cleaning your porch so early in the morning. Since you're getting up so early, hopefully you are finding a bit of time to enjoy sitting on the porch before it gets too hot during the day.