Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

strangers say the strangest things

on July 5, 2012

I wish strangers would stop trying to terrify my husband about becoming parents. we are not uniformed when it comes to childbearing. we realize our lives will never be the same. we realize there will be nights with no sleep, and worries, and concerns that don’t plague us now. we are not unprepared. so please stop telling my husband how hard it is going to be to have a baby. I’d rather he not be completely freaked out by the time little one arrives. k? thanks.

In other news, pregnancy brain has hit. hard. I find myself standing, wondering why I’ve gotten up in the first place. I have resorted to leaving myself post-it notes so as to not forget the ONE thing I am responsible for bringing with me to a barbeque. or so that I don’t sit at my desk for 3 hours wondering, just what was I working on before I left the office yesterday.

in all the reading I did to prepare for this pregnancy, I learned sleeping on your back is a no-no somewhere in the second trimester, and sleeping on your stomach is uber uncomfortable, so that leaves your sides. I also read that the left side is more preferable to the right – something to do with blood flow, I don’t remember (see previous paraghraph). but I have always been a right side of the bed, right side of my body (if I’m on my side at all) sleeper. I can’t face the middle of the bed. it weirds me out (I know. I am the weird one. I’m used to it). so when we found out we were expecting, I immediately forced hubs to switch sides of the bed with me so that I could ‘train’ myself to sleep on my left side. it was miserable. I toss and turn, I wake up to adjust myself constantly, and I have aches and pains I never had before. the only good sleep I was getting was on those mornings when hubs would get up early to go biking, and leave the bed to me. what made this good sleep? I would turn to the middle of the bed, on my right side, and find perfect comfort. I finally determined sleeping on my left side is miserable, and the fact that I am tired and uncomfortable, and downright sleep deprived cannot be better for baby than my getting a good night sleep. so I switched sides of the bed with hubs again (sorry babe, thank you for being so accomodating of the crazy). I slept sooo much better last night and felt amazing when I woke up.

::end ramble:: 😛


2 responses to “strangers say the strangest things

  1. Holly says:

    hahaha I love it, I finally gave up on trying to do “what is best” and just did what was comfortable, I am a stomach sleeper and I was actually pretty comfy on my tummy for a while so I slept that way. The body pillow helped a ton with the side sleeping towards the end because your belly gets so dang heavy towards the end. Not that you’ll be sleeping by the end anyway lol.

  2. Grammy says:

    For heavens sakes, dear one. Sleep on whatever side is comfy. I think you read too much information that is maybe not so pertinent. Don’t believe every thing you read. When I think back to my pregnancys, I was a total innocent and there wasn’t much information out there. . The one thing I didn’t know was that smelling turpentine can relax the uterus. Consequently, I had a miscarriage at 5 months as i was doing a lot of oil painting (that includes turpentine). So after that heart break, i got pregnant with Carolyn not long after. and after we learned how to do it, your dad came along 17 1/2 months later.

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