Sunday, July 08, 2007


What should I do about my lack of sleep? I've been up since about 4:00am. Of course, I'll probably crash in about an hour or so and wake up late. At least I wasn't the only one with sleeping problems. Dan was up all night, too. He finally fell asleep around 20 minutes ago.

I do spend a lot of time thinking about the baby. Maybe I'm driving myself crazy. I'm so anxious to meet him that I probably can't relax because of it. When I do manage to fall asleep, I dream about him. The last dream I had about him, I was changing his clothes constantly. He looked so cute in all the outfits I put him in.

How long should I work for? I'm working in an office where the stress levels are minimal. If I stay until the end of August, I'll be 37 1/2 weeks. Is that pushing it? I probably should be asking my doctor about this (I will on my next visit). Am I going to regret not taking any time for myself before the baby is born? Or will I be so miserable by then that it won't matter? Better yet, what if I go into labor at work? I am in the middle of Times Square. Well, I'll worry about this next month. There's nothing I could do about this now, anyway.

I need to get into the water. I've been dying to go to a pool or a lake for the longest time. The last time I was in any water was Memorial day week of last year that Dan and I were in Miami. I've been asking Dan to take me to a pool, but I don't think he understands how much I need it. I feel bad being a pain about this, but I just want to float in the water and relax. If he doesn't take me soon, I will go nuts. It's going to be 96 degrees today. I should be at some pool somewhere.

That is all for my ramblings. Nothing else is really going on. I'm taking it day by day trying to enjoy as much of my pregnancy as possible. So far, I've been able to tolerate the heat, which is a blessing. As long as I'm able to, I see the end of my pregnancy being fine. I'll keep you posted!


Melissa H said...

I worked up until I was 37 weeks. By that time, I was draaaaaaggggging myself to and from work, and was going home during lunch time to take a nap (I worked 10 min from home).
I had my first full week off and used it to "prepare": wash & hang baby clothes, get bottles ready, etc. That Friday, 4 days into my maternity leave, my water broke! So, there is no "perfect timing". When it gets to be too much, that's when you know that you need to take leave. However, if you're planning on going back after the baby is born, the longer you wait to take your leave, the longer you will have with the baby before you go back.
I totally understand what you mean about the pool!! At the time, we had a house with a pool & I was in ours a LOT. I also got a foot bath that was a lifesaver for my poor, swollen feet. :-)

gretchen said...

I worked right up until both my boys were born. I guess I wanted to save as much of my leave for AFTER as possible. And they both came before their due dates. I did worry a bit about my water breaking at work, but both times I happened to be at home.

I was pregnant with Henry in the summer (he was born Sept. 1) and I LOVED going to the pool. Your post made me laugh because I remember telling Bill one night that I wanted to go to swimming. He kind of said OK, but kept on doing whatever he was doing. I was like "I MEAN NOW".

Xia Diaz said...

I finally convinced the hubby on the pool (he hates pools). I went as far as buying myself a maternity bathing suit and making him promise me to take me next weekend!

Thanks for the working comments! I think I'm going to stick out till the end. I want to spend as much time with my little one as possible.