Could I Just Sit for a Moment and Breathe?

Life has somehow become nothing but work over the past four weeks. I am in a perpetual state of working. I work at the office. I come home and sit down at this desk and work some more. Sometimes I get up and make us something to eat. Sometimes I force my husband to grill sandwiches made of cheese. Sometimes I eat those sandwiches right here at this desk. Sometimes I work until way past my bedtime. But bedtime is no longer as wonderful as it used to be. Now it is filled with leg cramps, hip pain, acid reflux and a few trips to the bathroom. Who could look forward to that? Anyway I feel like my body will not handle much more of this constant working and interrupted sleep.

I’m cranky. I’m thirsty all the time and I don’t enjoy food or sleep. I’m officially no fun and also getting worse about calling/writing people back. It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, it’s just that I’m exhausted and I keep thinking that I will call you right after I do this one more thing. And then I realize that I have something else to do, like mop my kitchen floor.

That floor is disgusting and needs to be mopped at least once a week. I haven’t touched it in a few months now. But I’m going to do it….tomorrow, which is probably when I’ll call you back.

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    • Anonymous
    • March 15th, 2007

    Kim,
    I am sorry you aren’t sleeping well right now. Maybe you have already been told about this…but do you have a body pillow? It is a must have for those final months of pregnancy.
    Nichole

    • Anonymous
    • March 15th, 2007

    Don’t worry about that kitchen floor….I’ll mop it when I get there. As for the sleeping (or lack there of), I’m not going to give you any advice. While you may be getting good advice from people, it gets a little annoying having everybody tell what you should do. Just hang in there, and keep thinking “it’s only temporary.” See you in less than 24 hours!!!!
    Mom

    • Anonymous
    • March 15th, 2007

    Kim,
    Nice blog and all that, but, uhhmmm, you are a little behind in your, uhhmmm, TPS reports, and we, uhhmmm, really value those TPS reports being on time. …and by the way, we will need you to work Sunday, too. Okay. Got to go now. Need more coffee. Flight leaves at 5:45…
    Poppi

    • the Burgess family
    • March 19th, 2007

    not mopping the floor is good practice for letting the housework go when you have a new baby in the house soon 🙂

    • Tammie
    • March 19th, 2007

    Kim, It will all be over soon and then you’ll have a BABY!!! LOL~ I’m so excited for you! Hang in there!!! Not much longer. Tell your mom hello for me, enjoy having her down. Love ya, Tammie

    • Lori Stucky
    • March 26th, 2007

    I decided long ago that God is indeed showing his sense of humor during the last trimester…no comfortable position left to sleep in, bathroom trips all night long, those toe curling (literally) leg cramps, always hungry…etc…is just his way of training the mommy-to-be to live on less sleep. After “johnny” is born, you may get even less sleep than before! You’ll live, though. Someday you might even say that wee babies are easier than adolescents…then again, you might not! Hang in there!

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