Friday, November 06, 2009

Stressy Week

Ugh - stress city. I knew this week was going to be the week from hell... and it has been.

I've been having trouble sleeping this week. Sleep is always one of the first thing that goes out the window for me when I'm stressed. I'm actually ok getting to sleep this time, but I cant seem to stay asleep. And once I wake up, thats it.

Now I know that this is part and parcel of the last trimester of pregnancy, but I'm over it. Work is really stressing me out, there is so much going on, and now when I wake up, I just cant seem to drop off again. Bubs has also taken to doing a "corkscrew" impersonation during this time, or at least thats what it feels like!

Last night we had a huge storm in SE Qld, huge claps of thunder too - so we decided to bring Elke inside for the night because she was really freaked out. Its the first time we've had her in the bedroom (on the floor) and while she did settle down and go to sleep, she's a really "snuffly" dog and all I could hear was her heavy breathing and snorting. I woke up around 1.30am and the storm had passed, eventually at 2.30am (I was still awake) after listening to her grunt and snort for an hour, I got up and put her out (much to her disgust!).

But still couldn't sleep, so at 3.30 I decided to get up, no point lying there NOT sleeping. So another night of 3-4 hours sleep. *Sigh*.

I have 16 days of work left. I'm really thinking that the stress is not worth it, and see if I can take my maternity leave a week earlier than planned.

I'm planning on suspending my gym membership in the next day or two. I haven't been in several weeks, and I really just dont have the energy at the moment so I'll just keep up the walking a few days a week with Miss Elke.

I had my 33 week hospital visit on Wednesday, and its all looking good. Tic tac's head has descended already - I was hoping that meant it might come on time (or even a day or two early would be nice!) but apparently it aint so!

A friend of ours had her second bub on Tuesday morning - a gorgeous little girl. Wednesday night we went to visit them in hospital, and my hubby was quite smitten with the beautiful little bundle. He even held her for ages, he said he needed some practice holding a baby! I kept saying that its hard to believe that we'll have one of our own in a few weeks - freaky!

We have our ante-natal class tomorrow! Just gotta get through today...


Kerry W said...

Oh Hilary! Commiserations...I think every other woman who's been a mother goes through this stage...the 'I've over it!' stage, and the 'get it out of me'

You'll get through kind to yourself and do what you have to do. It's not too long now, one day soon you won't even remember all the discomforts, and you'll be saying to yourself..."She/he was worth it!" :)

KRISTIN said...

Sorry to hear its been tough Hils. I have no idea what it's like unfortunately but I do hope things improve for you and you are able to enjoy your maternity leave stress free! I say take the leave earlier if you can, your health and mental capacity is worth it! You need that sleep girl!

Sandra said...

Listen to your body, Hun. If you feel taking your leave early will help, then do it. Enjoy your time at home before Tic Tac arrives, life will never be the same (in a good way, mostly)...the next few weeks need to be "you" time, so take advantage of it and sleep whenever you can...

Nicole P said...

Hi Hilary!

OMG I guess this is what I have to look forward to :( Are (or were you originally) finishing up at 35 weeks? That's when I've planned to finish up work but I tossed up between 34 and 35 weeks for so long that I went for 35 in the end.

Do you have the option maybe of working from home with you job or less hours or something to help you get through the next couple of weeks?

As I can work from home I think I will be doing that as much as I can towards the end and only going into work a couple of times a week but we'll see.

Oh btw I love your bubby pics - did you get that done at precious previews at Loganholme? Hubby and I were thinking of doing the same thing.

Hang in there and thinking of ya :)
Nicole xx

Alicia said...

Hey Hils....sorry to hear work has been so stressful :( It probably feels like they are trying to get you to do everything before you head off! Hope you are able to finish up a little earlier than expected (or maybe even take a few 4 day weeks instead?) xoxo

Hilary said...

Thanks Kerry, I've definitely got to the "get it out of me" stage!!

Thanks Kristin! I'm certainly looking forward to the last few weeks on my own - last time in about 18 years I reckon! LOL!

Thanks Sandra, good advice and I'm taking it! Hopefully I get a few weeks at home to put my feet up and relax!

Yep Nicole, its definitely harder as the weeks go on! Yes we went to Precious Previews at Loganholme, the staff there were awesome and we loved it!

Counting down now Alicia, only a few days left!

Hilary xx