Category Archives: pregnancy

Mayhem Monday: The Tuesday Edition with Pregnancy Update

Yesterday’s post wasn’t a Mayhem Monday as is the usual custom around here. A couple of reasons for that: 1. I was eager to share my For Two Fitness® review and get that promo code out there as soon as I could and 2. Knowing that my doctor’s appointment was scheduled for Monday morning, I wanted to be able to give you an update on the goings on in baby department as so many of you have been praying for me and the whole restless legs and sleep issue (thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, I’m feeling them!).

I went into my appointment on exactly zero hours of sleep. Boo. I went armed with a sleep diary from the last 10 days or so, detailing how well I slept, if I slept and when I slept. I was very disheartened to see that no less than 6 of the past 10 nights have been spent without getting a minute of sleep. The other days, sleep was always less than 4 hours, usually around 3.

Wow. No wonder I look/feel like garbage. No wonder I have zero energy and no wonder those “normal” every day tasks and enjoyments (time with my kids, going for walks, running, writing, crocheting) seem like such mountains to conquer.

This is what 2 hours of sleep in 36 hours looks like...not. pretty.

This is what 2 hours of sleep in 36 hours looks like…not. pretty.

I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting to hear. Part of me was hoping for some miraculous cure to end my woes but alas, that’s not the case. We’re going to try one last medication to see if that helps. I was also told that I was no longer to be going to work and that my maternity leave starts right now. I’ve been put on a type of modified bed rest whereas I’m free to do the things I would normally do (exercise, chase the kids, run errands etc) but that the second I felt tired, I’m to rest, lay down, do what I can to conserve energy. There’s no concern with me having the baby early (I have the opposite problem…they don’t like to come out!) but the amount of sleep debt I’m carrying around is off the charts so I’m not going to fight this at all. The boys will be in daycare for another two weeks (up to the day I was originally supposed to start my leave) so I will have plenty of opportunity during the day to rest when I need to.

I’m hoping this is the solution to a very complex problem. I’m not expecting miracles or 8 hours of undisturbed sleep but knowing that I have some quiet time during the day for the next couple of weeks will hopefully help me rest up and prepare for baby. I have very mixed feelings about leaving work so abruptly. It doesn’t sit well with my personality and need to have everything wrapped up neatly and ready to go. I feel like I’m letting my co-workers down and adding to their already stressful days. But at the same time, I realize that I can’t do it all and this is just the way it needs to be.

So welcome to maternity leave 3.0. I’m not sure where it’s going to take me but if last night’s theatrics with the boys is any indication, it will be anything but dull :)

 

For Two Fitness® Review and Promo Code

***Disclosure:For Two Fitness® sent me a Sweating For Two® racer back tank top to review. All opinions are my own. Following along this blog, you’ve seen that I’ve done my best to stay active and have enjoyed good success with running up to and including my 35 weeks of pregnancy. With restless leg syndrome kickingContinue Reading

So…about that Bed Rest thing…

This has been an interesting week to say the least. I’ve been struggling. A lot. In the past 5 days, 3 of them have been completely without sleep at night. My legs have been getting worse and as tired as I am and as worn out as I am, I just haven’t been able toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Bad, The Ugly and some Great

I am so done, done, done, DONE being pregnant. D-O-N-E. Finished. Finito. La Fin. Gah!!! Ok, so I didn’t have the greatest week. Two days last week, I got zero (and I mean…zero) sleep. My legs were so bad that I had to constantly move around. It was awful and after several meltdowns, I declaredContinue Reading

My Initial Plan for After Baby is Born

Now that baby arrival is seemingly just around the corner, I have been finding myself thinking about what I’m going to do after baby comes. What kind of goals will I have? What’s reasonable given how intense our schedule is going to be for a few months? Fit Boy will start preschool right before theContinue Reading

A Run to the Park

There is nothing better than a long weekend. When you have a long weekend with beautiful weather and family, it’s absolute bliss. I was so happy to have so much time to spend with my babies. Finally starting to feel better, I had some energy to play with them. Yesterday, hubby declared that he wantedContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Highlights and Lowlights

Last week was a bit of mayhem. After a week of not feeling quite “right”, getting some cramping, tightness in the belly that I wasn’t sure was normal, I had my follow-up with my doctor. I ended up seeing the nurse practitioner and she said not to worry, everything was just fine. She suggested thatContinue Reading

Meal Prepping and Forceful Nesting

With baby time fast approaching and coinciding directly with Fit Boy’s emergence into the world of preschool, I have decided that even though I have no desire to nest, I need to get my butt nesting. Pronto. Even though my first two babies came decidedly late (10 days and 13 days to be exact), IContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Is it time to Slow Down?

Last week was unofficially birthday week for my hubby. I tend to stretch out his and the boys’ birthdays over the span of a week for some reason. Maybe I’m over-compensating for my ill-fated December 17 birthday that’s often hard to really celebrate because of the time of year. Or maybe I just like cake.Continue Reading

Answering your Pregnancy Questions

I haven’t been doing regular pregnancy updates because…well, I’m lazy. Plus, after 2 pregnancies, what is perhaps exciting to others (maybe?) isn’t as exciting to me. But given that I have less than 2 months to go and that I don’t sleep and can’t workout as much or train for any races right now (whichContinue Reading