Monday, September 10, 2012

18 Days and Counting

They will be inducing me on October 1st unless baby girl comes before then. It cannot get here soon enough. I have had the typical rough final month of pregnancy that I had with both of my other children. That's why I am up at midnight typing this blog post instead of sleeping.

I thought I would re-post a blog entry I wrote when I was pregnant with Bennett. Every single thing I wrote 4 1/2 years ago applies again today except for three things-

1. I no longer have to get up for work, but I am now am chasing after a 4 and 3 year old all day long. Neither of them nap anymore so just up my crankiness level a wee bit.

2. I no longer watch John and Kate Plus 8 for obvious reasons. That was soooooooo 4 years ago. So just throw in whatever is on at 3 in the morning. Usually a Little House on the Prairie rerun. I can't help it. I have always been and will always be a sap for Pa Ingalls.

3. I am not worried about having a baby anymore. Now I am up at night worrying about finding a house, when will we move, have I sterilized the bottles, will Tebow ever start for the Jets, etc.... it's always something, right?

***originally posted on February 19th, 2008. You can read the link here- ***

You know how everyone tells you to sleep as much as you can before the baby is born? I wish I could count how many times I have heard that I need to take naps now, rest now, sleep while I can.... Well, I'm trying, but it sure isn't working. My nights usually go something like this-

11:00 Bedtime
11:20 Bathroom trip
11:45 Bathroom Trip
12:15 Bathroom trip
1:00 Rob comes to bed
1:05 Oh no.... Rob woke me up and even though I don't have to go to the bathroom, I MUST GO!!
1:15 I'm still awake and everyone tells me I need to be sleeping. Is Rob wearing a breathe right strip?
1:20 Even though I don't have to go, maybe going to the bathroom will help me go back to sleep
1:30 Is everything ready for Bennett? I am so nervous. Why in the world did I get pregnant? I really want to reconsider this.
1:45 Hmmm... sleeping on my side hurts. And I have acid reflux. I think I'll go gag now.
1:55 That didn't help, but I appreciate Rob getting up and giving me water. I'll get up and play Spider Solitaire until I have blurred my vision so badly that I am kocked out.
3:15 I'm still playing spider solitaire and it's not working. I wonder what the Tivo recorded today?
4:00 Crap! I'm still up and I know I need to sleep. That was a very funny Colbert Report though. Where are the drugs that are safe for the baby?
4:15 Drugs taken. What if Bennett comes tomorrow? I'm not ready. I'll never be ready. What am I doing?
4:30 Great episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8. I'm glad I am only having one.
4:45 One last bathroom trip and I can sleep. Ah, yes... I am sleepy....good night.
5:00 Bathroom Trip
5:45 Bathroom trip. Look at clock. Wow! I got 45 minutes of sleep. Cool.
6:15 It still hurts to sleep on my side, but that's where I keep ending up. Oh, no! The alarm is going off in 30 minutes. How can I work like this? Must sleep... shouldn't those drugs work better than this? I am seriously considering writing a letter to.... someone.
6:30 Still awake. Why am I having a baby in a week? I can't remember to feed my dogs! What if I forget to feed her? What am I doing?
6:40 Bathroom trip. 
6:45 Alarm goes off. Must get up for work. I hope my boss understands when I pass out at my desk.

The sad part about this blog is that I am not exaggerating too much. I am posting this blog at 2:15 (even though the time stamp says midnight. It's not. Trust me.) So anyway, I will get back to Spider Solitaire now. I wonder if Colbert will be funny tonight?


Brittny said...

Ugh. Bless you, Lauren!!!! Just pretend they are telling you that your training for midnight feedings has begun. Hang in there and I will be praying for you!!!!!

Nate, Abbey, Noah, Blaire and Tatum said...

Right there with you!