Baby’s not going anywhere

The baby is just going to have to stay put.  In the womb.  Where it’s free.

Apparently, I’m starting to freak out about childcare for when I have to go back to work.  It hadn’t even crossed my mind until one friend I told about my pregnancy (I know, I’m the worst secret-keeper) asked me which waiting lists we were on.  Um, I’m not even eight weeks pregnant yet.  Not on my radar.  Well, I’ve asked around, and I not only have to start worrying about getting the baby into somewhere good in time, I have to start worrying about how we’re going to afford–at least–$600 a month.  Holy cannoli.  I’m envisioning a return to ramen.  And it’s making it difficult to breathe.

I’ve had a few breaks from the nausea, and that’s good.  But I’m now acutely aware of the fact that I’ve been producing extra blood cells.  When I lie down to go to sleep, I feel like I’m being suffocated by all the extra blood.  It’s creepy, and I’m not sleeping so well.  I’m trying to sleep on my left side, which is tough as I am a hard-core right-side/stomach sleeper.  I’m also trying extra pillows–one to “hug” and one between my knees.  This helps a little, but our full size bed is getting a little cramped, to say the least.  And I’m not even huge yet.

I have learned a trick that I sure wish I’d learned a long time ago.  I’m wearing jeans today, and I’ve done the rubber band loop around the button trick.  AMAZING!  I could have extended the life of several pairs of jeans had I known this before.  With a long enough shirt, it’s totally undetectable.

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