Sunday, July 11, 2010

Worth it.

The other night, I woke up at about 5:00--yelling. Poor Brad. I was less than six inches from his ear. If I were him I would have woken up in a panic--disoriented, confused. But he didn't. He saw me grab my right calf in agony and immediately pulled my foot back, helping me stretch out the worst. leg. cramp. ever. It's two days later and still sore.

I'm at that stage in pregnancy where everything is uncomfortable. Breathing, eating, sleeping. Sitting at a computer for half an hour on a day I have forgotten my vitamins is enough to make me woozy and short of breath. Heartburn prevents sleep for hours. I waddle when I walk, and all chairs seem unusually hard. My tummy is tight, unmovable, unstretchy.

I am told I have two more months of this.

I don't remember this pain from past pregnancies.

All I seem to remember is the birth. The experience of holding a new munchkin. It's breathtaking. And earth-shattering. Evidently, it's powerful enough to have allowed me to forget everything else.

Thank goodness.


  1. Pregnancy is so uncomfortable. I used to have super painful leg cramps in the middle of the night with Paige. I know your pain. I'm sorry. You're right though, it is worth it.

  2. I think each pregnancy gets worse than the last. Hang in there!

  3. Good job, Brad. I know someone who tries to sleep through my pain. I won't name names.

    Pregnancy is the worst. I've come to accept that. But babies are the best.

  4. Ahh! I hated leg cramps in the middle of the night. Good luck with the end of the pregnancy- I think the pain is worse after the first two.
    But don't wish that little boy to arrive before he is ready. Keep him safe and sound in that perfect little incubator, call you. :)
    Hopefully you can get some sleep before he is here.
    Positive mantras worked really well for my third. My favorites: "My baby will come when he is ready and I will be happy to carry him until then." "This is the best place for my baby." "I am made to do this." Repeat them over and over to yourself, it will help!
    Think about how rare an experience this is, having a new child. Through the pain (and trust me I know it's there) try and love this life experience. It somehow makes the pain less noticable.
    I know you're gaging at my comments right now, but I say them out of love and hopefully they help! :)

  5. Lame...sorry I'm not around to help out! And I'm so bummed that I won't be seeing you again before you move...unless you postpone it :) But I look forward to your trips to Lubbock. Hopefully you can be more relaxed in your own house.

  6. Leg cramps are the worst. I got those too. I hope you are able to find relief soon. When is your due date again? So exciting!