Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So far, I am sort of liking the change in my routine. I can be lazy all morning, and it is perfectly acceptable. Today I am having a hard time getting off the couch. I think that is all right. I do not want to do evenings all the time, but for a week, I think it is all right. A nice change in my schedule. Eight hours is a whole lot better than 12! What a difference! Last night was sort of slow, which was nice, but I do not expect that to happen every night.

I did spend some time talking about pregnancy with a co-worker last night. She thinks I should take off as much time as I can. I agree with her. If I could take off an entire year, I would love to. (Hear that Hubby? If we can deal with me not working for a year, I would be very happy! Can we at least think about it?) Between the insurance issues, and Hubby's fear of loss of income, I do not know what will happen. My co-worker thinks things will work out, though. She told me that views change as the pregnancy progresses, and Hubby may come around to my way of thinking. We will see. I am sort of dubious at this point. I would love to have that year off to spend with the little one, though. It would definitely make things easier if I breast feed.

I was also thinking about the difference between a pregnant belly and a fat belly. I have bit of a fat belly, and it is a whole lot different than the pregnant belly. Fat can sort of work around your organs, so there is not a lot of pressure on them. Also when I gain weight, it is usually around my hips. It usually takes quite a while for me to lose my waist. With the pregnant belly, my waist was one of the first things to go. And I did not even gain a whole lot of weight as my waist started going! The pregnant belly pushes other organs out of the way. Pushes on my bladder, my diaphragm, my intestines. Which makes things fun, as I constantly feel like I have to go to the bathroom, and I get short of breath very easily. I also have started rubbing and holding my pregnant belly. That is something I never did with my fat belly. I can sort of feel things moving around in my abdomen as I make more room for the little one. I think in a week or two, I will likely start to show a whole lot more.

I recently went out and bought a body pillow to help me sleep. I love that thing! Our local had them on sale for about $12. It makes me a whole lot more comfortable. It is able to go between the legs, under the belly, and I can hug it, too. It does look sort of funny in the bed. It looks sort of like another person. But it does make sleeping a lot easier. I am more likely to sleep though the night with it. That is really nice!


Infertile In the City said...

WHy did i think you lived in canada? I just had to check your profile (I only ask because pregnant mothters get a year maternity here - not at full pay of course).

I am sure you are a gorgeous pregnant woman!

Hope in Virginia said...

Glad you are liking your schedule (and sleeping well at night!) Hopefully your hubby and you can work out the whole time off after baby thing!

annacyclopedia said...

Yay for good sleep, no matter what it takes to get it. And $12 for a body pillow that works for you is an awesome deal.

I totally agree with taking as much time off as possible. I'm Canadian, too, and I am so sad and horrified by so many of my IF sisters down in the US having to go back to work so soon after the baby's born. By 12 weeks I think you're just starting to get the hang of things - it's not long enough! I guess it's one thing if you really want to go back - I'm not judging that - it's just that so many people seem to struggle with it so much and it just all seems so hard.

Queenie. . . said...

I am heading to KMart! ANYTHING to help me sleep better!