I'm feeling much better today. Going to sleep at 9pm and being able to sleep until 7am, with only 1 instance of having to get up to pee helped tremendously. I'm working from home today. I could not stand another day of getting up at 4:30am. I needed last night. Badly. People at work ask me how I'll cope when I'm sleep deprived with a baby. My answer is that it's different. Getting up at 4:30, showering, getting dressed and out the door by 5:45am, for a 2 hour commute into the city, requires some form of wakefulness. Getting up at 4:30 to soothe a baby, change a diaper and feed baby doesn't require as much wakefulness. And, I'm not going to be asked to perform actual brain function after a night like that. I can nap when baby naps...at least, that's my hope.
As for my physical state...I'm still sore. Mornings are usually better than evenings. By evening, even sitting on the couch is uncomfortable. Only climbing into bed and laying on my side gives me any relief. Though, rolling over in bed requires use of stomach muscles that have been stretched and moved and isn't pleasant.
I still have all kinds of mucous issues. My nose is constantly running and stuffy, post nasal drips are a norm. TMI...but I seem to have a glob of mucous that has made itself at home in the back of my throat...and I can't hack it out for the life of me. This also makes for unpleasant sleeping as said glob tends to "shift" over my windpipe sometimes, which results in me waking up coughing.
All in all, I really don't have much to gripe about. This pregnancy has, thankfully, been pretty "uneventful". The minor discomforts that I'm dealing with are so worth the end result...having Baby Alexis in my arms.
DH was bringing a laundry basket upstairs for me this morning. He made a comment about how surreal it was to be carrying that basket upstairs with baby clothes in it. He's carried that laundry basket hundreds of times, with my clothes and his...but today was the first day there were baby clothes in it (I broke down and washed the clothes I had instead of waiting until after the shower). It's little things like that that make the biggest impact on us.
I have updated belly pics...but I haven't had a chance to upload them to blogger yet. I'll try to do that sometime later today.
We start our childbirth classes this Friday. Next OB appointment is next Wednesday.