One glorious week of absolutely no work! Because the husb was going to be away for the week, we decided that I should clear my block leave this week to avoid being out on my own too much. Not wanting to let my leave go to waste and also to satisfy my nesting instinct, I set out to do some decluttering. I’ve cleared out some clothes and a couple of bags, packed our work desks, compiled the shopping list of items to get for M&M, and grew the list of to-dos in preparation for M&M’s arrival. Feeling rather accomplished!
I really appreciate this week of getting to spend more time with M&M. I would wake up and lie in bed for awhile, give my tummy some rubs and talk to M&M a bit. Throughout the day, I can talk to M&M as and when I feel like it or when he gives me nudges and kicks. The husb misses us both a lot and always asks about how M&M and I are doing in his emails and smses. Very sweet!
In other pregnancy news, I am starting to experience some pregnancy insomnia and may have the pregnancy brain as well.
Despite having more space in bed now for both M&M and myself while the husb is away, I can’t seem to find a good position to rest properly and my backaches are still as bad. Because I keep having to look for a comfortable position throughout the night, I don’t get quality sleep at all these days. If the toilet visits are going to get even more frequent, I will probably have to stay up the entire night. I need some miracle eye cream for my dark circles!
Because of the backaches, I have been relying on my maternity belt a whole lot more these days too – wearing them as soon as I wake up and only taking it off when I go to bed. Hope the belt holds up for the third trimester too. I do get some aches in the tummy area especially in the morning when I wake up. Pray it’s just stretching pain.
The pregnancy brain is making me even more forgetful than the usual forgetful-me. I have notes scribbled with to-dos on my work desk at home and in the office, tasks created in my blackberry to help me keep track of the things I set out to do. Believe it or not, I had to note down the areas of decluttering I wanted to do during this week, or else I’d have missed them out!
My next visit to the gynae’s is about two weeks away! Pretty long a wait…If only there’s some way for us to see how the little one is doing without having to rely on the gynae. This is one of the main reasons why I really look forward to M&M arriving. I find it so hard to deal with the unknown and uncertainty when I don’t know how he’s doing inside!