Well here I am 9 weeks away from D- Day and I am starting to feel like it’s the end. Restless legs, charley horses, back pain, insomnia, and unable to catch my breath, I am in the uncomfortable stage of it all.
I sleep upright most nights to help with the breathing; however that is hard on my back and bladder. I am up about every hour and half to go to the bathroom throughout the night, partly because of the pressure on my bladder, but partly because I am constantly thirsty and chugging water (I guess there are worse things). However, nothing is as bad as the charley horses and restless legs. That has been driving me insane.
Three nights ago I did not get very much sleep; maybe a couple of hours at best. I was real delight that day. My wonderful, supportive husband was amazing, as he dealt with my mini-breakdowns, and did his best to make me comfortable. I knew I needed to do something to at least to try to alleviate some of the discomfort. Last night I took a hot bath before going to bed and for once my legs did not twitch. I fell asleep in the tub and I might dry out my skin in the process, but if that’s what I need to do to sleep I will do it every night. I also started eating a banana right before I go to bed hoping that will help with the charley horses. A lot of people speculate that charley horses are result of dehydration (which is certainly not the case for me) or lack of potassium (possible).
I always find it interesting that at the very end of pregnancy it becomes unbearable. Is labor not enough? However, maybe that is the way it is intended to be. I am in such discomfort the thought of labor does not phase me. Sure it’s painful, yadda, yadda, yadda. But, hey at least after it’s all over I will not be waking up in the middle of the night in agony grasping my calf muscle in pain, all while trying not to pee myself, because I have to go to the bathroom, again.
Yes I must admit as this third trimester is wrapping up I am getting quite anxious for D-Day. I keep picturing in my mind what it will be like. Of course, I am sure it will be nothing like I imagine, but one thing is for sure I can not wait to see the intended parents hold their baby girl in their arms.