What does it feel like to be me 33 weeks pregnant? Exhausting! Seriously, the lack sleep thing is starting to add up. I had a wonderful baby shower at my moms on Saturday (there is another one in two weeks for the other half of the family).I traveled there by train and ended up having to fly back (even though I'm not supposed to fly after 32 weeks) because the train was sold out. I had a very nice weekend but it really wore me out. I took two naps yesterday and still feel asleep around 10pm. Although the sleep the followed was pretty spotty.
Here's the biggest problem, I have a HUGE BELLY! I'm not supposed to sleep on my back because the weight of the uterus supposedly cuts off blood supply. Obviously sleeping on my stomach is out of the question. It seems like sleeping on your side while pregnant should be comfortable but it's just not. To get my belly to touch the bed I have to twist a little further over causing either odd pressure on my shoulder or a twisty uncomfortable spine. I've tried to add a pillow to support the belly but it is even more uncomfortable (mainly because the pillow is probably too big). To make it worse the baby is the most active while I'm laying on my side so the constant pokes and jabs make it even harder to sleep.
Poor Sean, he is normally a very solid sleeper but my constant rolling wakes him up and I feel terrible about it. I suggested sleeping separately but he won't even hear of it. He asked me this morning why I had so much trouble sleeping last night. I just laughed and said it probably had something to do with the ~30lbs I'm carrying just in the belly (not to be confused with the nearly 50 I've put on to date). To which he replies 'oh, so that's not going to get better is it'. Sorry babe, it is only going to get worse before it gets better, and 'getting better' isn't likely to occur until 3months after the baby is born.
I cursed myself on Saturday at the shower because I kept telling people my back wasn't really bothering me at all. Guess what is bothering me now!!! Oh brother.
Updated to add: For some reason this post gets more hits than any other on my blog, so if you navigated here from a google search feel free to leave a comment about how exhausted you are at 33 weeks pregnant (which is likely the search terms you were using). Apparently it is a common condition! Plus, I love random comments from strangers!