Oct 9, 2012
Rachel

30 Weeks

I’m about 3/4 of the way through my pregnancy! Although I usually try to have a positive outlook, this week has actually been really hard– probably the most difficult out of my pregnancy so far. I’m constantly cramping up in my ribs, so sitting and laying down are no longer comfortable. Honestly, the only time that I really feel comfortable is when I’m standing, but I can’t stand up all day long. I also haven’t been sleeping well for the same reason, so I’m tired all of the time.

When I can’t sleep at night, I start thinking about really random things. Here are a few of them that I remember from last night:

  • -Why are maternity clothes so expensive? Actually, I know why, it’s because the designers know how desperate pregnant women probably get and mark up their clothes because of that. I also get frustrated because shorter shirts are in style now, which obviously don’t work for me. Last season I think I could have made a lot more non-maternity clothes work, but now all of the dresses have an awkward gathering at the waist, which means I can’t wear them. I need to keep ordering more stuff from Target and Old Navy because they have the most affordable maternity lines.
  • -I’m currently reading a book called The Sandcastle Girls, which is a historical fiction novel about the Armenian genocide during WWI. Yes, it’s depressing, but it’s beautifully written and I’m learning a lot about the time period that I never knew (or forgot from high school history classes). Historical fiction is my favorite genre because it keeps me interested and I learn at the same time. I always hated history classes because they seem so dry (maybe I just never had good teachers?). I definitely recommend the book and it makes me feel incredibly thankful to be living in the U.S. where my biggest concern right now is feeling tired and wondering about trivial things like the cost of maternity clothes.
  • -I’m super excited about our first baby shower this weekend in Virginia!
  • -Even though I’ve been feeling uncomfortable recently, I do love how nice everyone is to you when you’re pregnant. People at the grocery store or Target smile at me and hold the door more often and everyone wants to know when I’m due.

I’m hoping that the severity of these cramps is just a phase and I do realize that I’ve had it easier than most pregnant women, so I’m thankful for that!

 

2 Comments

  • Cramps are fairly common late in your pregnancy, but I would call your doctor & ask if there’s anything else you can do to help with the cramping – especially since its causing sleep issues. Soon-to-be Mommas need their rest!!

    • Mom- I’m happy to report that I got a full night’s sleep last night! I created kind of a wedge to prop myself up with lots of pillows so that I was sleeping at an angle (almost like I was sleeping in a recliner) and it helped to relieve the cramping. I’ll call the doctor if it gets any worse, but for now, I’ll just try to continue using tons of pillows :)

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