Well I can only sum this day up in one word….mamaville. Not like that’s a real word or anything, but today, if it wasn’t my unborn child, it was my one year old taking my full attention.
It started out a little earlier than usual with Avery waking up around 6:15am. That was okay since we just snuggled on the couch for a while nursing and cuddled which I love. Then he was totally done with me and played so adorably with his trucks, stuffed animals and anything else about the house while I lay on the couch in the throws of morning sickness. It generally takes me out for a few hours per day but most times I can power through it…not today.
Avery went down for an early nap and I struggled a bit with exhaustion and when he woke up he was TEETHING. He popped a tooth recently on the left of his two bottom teething and now the one on the right is getting close. My nausea and exhaustion cleared up but Avery needed a lot of attention…..and so did my house! Laundry, vacuuming, dusting and dishes got done this afternoon and then Avery crashed in my arms.
I didn’t want him to take a real nap at 5pm so I just held him while lounging on the couch but he just didn’t wake up! 5:30 passed, 6 passed and finally at 6:20 he woke up. Ten minutes before bedtime routine!
It was sweet to see him so deeply asleep in my arms and I relaxed too. I felt a little bad because Shane didn’t really get any daddy time with him before he went to bed, but sometimes babies just need sleep.
Now I am completely exhausted and ready for bed myself. I can feel this stage of pregnancy definitely taking a toll on my energy but if this one is anything like the last one the farther I get into the second trimester the more energy I will have. Crossing my fingers on that one.
Tomorrow morning I have a midwife appointment……I’ll be honest, I get a little annoyed by how many appointments there are during pregnancy. I could go with four or five but I swear there are like twenty and most of them are completely uneventful. I might ask to go every six weeks for a while. That might not fly but I seriously don’t like driving up there every four weeks, then two weeks and then weekly.
If nothing is going on I’d prefer to go only for the big stuff….heartbeat, 20 week sonogram, glucose test, etc. My blood pressure is always super low, I never have any diabetic tendencies, no swelling, no bleeding, minimal weight gain, and I don’t think going in all the time really benefits me or the midwife.
Anyway, enough ranting. I’m off to bed. I need to get this body rested up.
Question: For you mamas out there, do you sometimes get completely consumed by being there for your kids some days? And all you non mamas, don’t be discouraged by this, it’s AMAZING. hehe