Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brain Mush

I'm pretty sure if someone did a Cat scan on my head right now they would find this -

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where my brain used to be.

I'm not even sure I miss being able to think or function like a normal person anymore though. I have pretty much become ambivalent about everything - when I'm not pissed off or crying. Yup three emotions for me now - whatever, bitch or crybaby.

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Its a fun ride. As of today I have 8 weeks to go. My family and friends may desert me by the end.

I no longer sleep. I take catnaps. As soon as I find a comfortable position my back cramps up and I have to switch positions. Then Jellybean has a rave in my stomach and keeps me up. So my heartburn flares up and I get nauseous. Then I have to pee. Then I'm hungry and wide awake at 2:30 am - (PS people shpuld tweet and facebook more at that time - I'm bored and expect entertainment.)

After that I finally pass out from sheer exhaustion and the hubby's alarm goes off at 4:45am and 5:00am and 5:15am. My 1 and a half hours of sleep are really sufficient at this point, right?

I get out of bed and realize the dog had stomach issues last night. In three different places. The liquid kind. He had already punished himself and was sleeping in his crate with the door open. Unfortunately without opposable thumbs he is not capable of cleaning up after himself too. Jellybean's diapers will be a piece of cake for me after that. (Now you know why cloth diapers don't scare me at all. After 4 years with this dog I can handle any baby blowout!)

I'm now at work and hoping to stay awake. Its not looking good.

So how was your night, sunshine? :)


Sara said...

UM.... yeah. Perhaps adoption won't be so rough after all... LOL

Shell said...

That last stretch...is rough.

Hang in there, mama!

Day 2 Day Living said...

You poor thing! If it makes you feel better I didn't get much more than 4 hours of sleep in the past 2 nights. I am running on 3 emotions right now and I'm not even pregnant.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Gotta love these last few weeks! I so remember them and DO NOT envy you!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Welcome to the home stretch... it really is worth it...I swear... even when you still don't get sleep after the baby is born.

If it makes you feel any better, when I was pregnant with The Boy, I was having a conversation with a parent and I just went completely blank... in the middle of the conversation... the mom, Bless her heart, said to me, "Mrs A, you aren't supposed to lose your mind until AFTER the baby comes." My reply, "Set up the life support now, I'm in big trouble!"

Lots of hugs for the home stretch... think of it this way, you are considered full term at 37 weeks, so maybe it's really only 5 weeks and then you can start negotiating with jellybean!

S.I.F. said...

Oh friend, I'm sorry! It sounds like this part is like a marathon!! You can do it though!

Niki said...

sounds rough i think i would be bitchy too, you've earned it.


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