Monday, February 18, 2008

The body is tired!

Yes, the body is getting tired. I didn't quite believe that my body could get tired while laying in bed but I guess the pregnancy is taking its toll on me physically. I have heard stories from the other triplet moms I know & well, it's not that I didn't believe them, I just thought I would be SPW ~ Super Pregnant Woman! Well, I have been proven wrong.

It all started around last Wednesday where I just felt completely exhausted at about 3pm. I mean I was so tired that I didn't want to even get on the computer which doesn't take much energy at all! It was like all the wind had been let out of my sails. I hadn't felt like that in a long time. I'm a mover & a shaker so the bed rest thing is really all a mental game for me. Thankfully my mind is strong but fighting a tired body is a whole new game. It doesn't help the time pass when all you can do is lay in bed. So, it seems that every day, I get this big lull. I still can't bring myself to nap so I just have to sit there & deal w/ the tiredness. From what I understand, this is normal. I'm getting to the end of the pregnancy. I'm carrying 7+ pounds of baby already! That is like 1 singleton baby!!!

Another area that I am experiencing changes in is my appetite. My tummy can no longer take a full meal. My peri said that this would start happening around the 20th week but lucky for me, it didn't hit til last week so I got an extra 7 weeks of good eating in. I've noticed that now I can eat a rather small meal & it will keep me full for 6-8 hrs. I know I should eat more & thankfully, that is what protein shakes are for. I can't bring myself to eat more when I am still feeling really full. Not only that the acid reflux has gotten unbearable at night. It hurts so bad that it makes me nauseous. I also heard this can happen from the other mommies out there. BLAH! It is no fun fighting nausea that also burns like HELL! I am constantly burping too. I guess the tummy just doesn't have the room that it had before. Those precious kids of mine are taking it all!

On a positive note, my MIL, Donna, & her friend Mary along w/ Mary's daughters, threw me a beautiful shower on Saturday. It was very nice & I actually sat up the whole time. My body didn't like that much though b/c by the time I made it back to bed, my feet were sooooo swollen! I put them up immediately & they went back to normal w/i 30 minutes. I received some very beautiful gifts & also some very practical ones such as our temporal thermometer. The company was wonderful. I really appreciated everyone that came out to spend the afternoon w/ us. I also have to say that Donna did a beautiful job of cleaning our house, decorating, & then cleaning up afterwards. She is a blessing!

While we were having the shower, Todd was upstairs cleaning out the room that will be the nursery. What fun! He managed to get it all clean & ready for painting. Good thing his close friend Julie was at the shower b/c she ended up staying & lighting a fire under his ass! YOU GO GIRL! At 8pm, in the middle of a horrendous storm, she got him to Home Depot to buy the paint. By 3am, the 4 walls had been painted. WOOT! I was sooooo happy! The colors are beautiful!

My parents have also helped by putting together our other dresser & 1 of the cribs. They are coming tomorrow to put another crib together & then start moving the furniture in. I'm getting so excited! Jesse is also painting the polka dots on the wall which you can see in the pictures. They look fantastic. What a wonderful support group that we have! Praise God!

Well, that was a long update! I promise to not wait so long! As soon as the furniture starts being put in the room, we will take more pictures & I will post again.

Much love to everyone that attended the shower & that has been helping put the nursery together. God Bless!


Anonymous said...

The room looks awesome Astrid, I can't wait to see pics with the furniture in it! You guys picked some great colors!!!

Natalie said...

Astrid, I feel for you right now I know how hard it must be to hang around at home for so long, I have been off work for a week now and I'm going crazy! You are a strong woman, I know you can make it! At least you have a great support system around you that is helping you every step of the way. I wish you lots of strength these last few weeks!

Kerrie (Kat) Tankersley said...

You are doing AWESOME! Congrats! From Kat T.

jinx said...

hope things keep going well for you and the threesome.
Will love reading about them as they grow.