Thursday, June 17, 2010

35 weeks, celebrating and still not sleeping

I missed my 35-week post by a few hours. I'm also up in the middle of the night unable to sleep. Which REALLY sucks because we are at a conference for my husband's work and we have to check out of the hotel tomorrow, so I won't be able to take a nap.

The celebration is because Wednesday was our 3-year wedding anniversary! Yay! It was not the most exciting anniversary ever, but it was still a great day because I was spending it with the love of my life. I watched him give an excellent presentation, spent some time reading and relaxing, took a nap in the afternoon, and we went out for a nice dinner. The last 3 years have been the best of my life, along with the 3 years before that (when we were dating), and I would not exchange them for anything. I'm so excited to see the children we've made together.

Then tonight I couldn't sleep, and I got super-hot and the babies have been kicking the crap out of me for the last few days, but hey, things could be worse. I don't know if I'm noticing their kicks more because I'm sort of "on vacation" at this conference and don't have much to do, but it seems like they have been very active and beating me up in the last few days. And they are really trying to stretch out when they move, I can't believe how far they push out my skin. They're strong little buggers.

My feet are still permanently swollen, and my wrists and fingers still ache and are stiff. Typing is getting hard, and writing is almost impossible. It's not so much fun, but I know it won't last forever. 35 weeks is a big milestone, and I'm ready for the babies to come almost any time, hopefully in about 2-3 weeks. So far no real signs of labor, aside from what I think are Braxton-Hicks contractions (no pain, my belly just gets really hard for a little while).

So yeah - sleep is still eluding me, and while I now treasure nights when I sleep a good 6-8 hours, I dread nights like these, when I've slept only 2-3 hours and it appears that I may be up for the long haul, or will only get a few more hours at most (since the alarm is going off in two hours, and I don't feel sleepy yet). I know this will be my life in a few weeks, but goodness, can't I enjoy a few last weeks of decent sleep before it is banished for a couple years?

Tomorrow (Friday) is my first non-stress test - will update about that and how the rest of life is going soon.


  1. Happy belated Anniversary!!

    Hope today's appointment goes well.

  2. 35 weeks is really something to celebrate, too! Congratulations, your babies are obviously very healthy. Happy anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate your love; by bringing two beautiful lives into this world. Take care.

  3. Isn't it sad that we actually celebrate a night where I get 2-3 consecutive hours of sleep without a bathroom break? Or when our feet only look like we weigh 300 lb vs. 400?

    I can sympathize - but think of it this way - from here on, the babies can be born relatively safely at any time. Their lungs are mature and they're clearly building muscle!

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy anniversary and happy 35 weeks! how exciting! can your dr give you anything safe for sleep? Mine always said I could take Benedryl and it ALWAYS knocked me out.


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