Tuesday, June 16, 2009

39 weeks - tired

Well, here I am at 39 weeks exactly. Everything's going well, but... I'm tired! Especially in the mornings. I sleep horribly at night, waking up around 1 am, 3 am, and 5 or 6 am every time for a combination of reasons (having to pee, belly cramps and ligament pain - one of my favorite positions, on right side with lower leg stretched, upper leg bent, now actually hurts! - , the baby having a party inside my belly, being too warm, being too cold). Almost every night I dread going to bed and I'm happy when it's 5 am and I hear the birds singing outside and know that daylight is not far away. I'm so ready for the baby to be born (not that that's gonna make me sleep better of course)!

Yesterday afternoon I went for my pre-birth acupuncture session. I was somehow disappointed he only stuck four needles in me (two in my left breast, and one in each shin)... We'll see if it really did anything once I'm in labor. ;-) There was a funny moment when he looked at my chart and thought that my infertility sessions that I'd had in the fall of 2006 had been in 2008 (the assistant hadn't bothered to add the year back then) so that those had really worked and immediately resulted in a pregnancy - but I helped him out of that dream pretty quickly. Other than that it was a very nice and relaxing experience.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you can't sleep!! This heat probably isn't helping either!

That's funny how the acupuncturist wanted to believe you had gotten pregnant fright after having started with him. Do you feel like it has helped? I've never tried it, though I've been tempted...

Come, baby, come!!

lostintranslation said...

Hey Sassy, well... for the (in)fertility, the acupuncture obviously did nothing for me, but at the time it was sort of a nice way of trying to do something 'myself' while undergoing all the tests (I did it before starting IUI/IVF). If this pre-birth session has helped? I'll let you know after delivery! :-)