Monday, October 15, 2012

Days late, dollars short

Last week was hard.  It served as another reminder and somewhat of a warning. 

I was reminded that there is another stage after fake-out.


Last week I really didn't sleep.  I seem to have been low on whatever hormone helps with sleep.  Nights were spent sleeping in 20-30 minute chunks and flopping endlessly between my two available sleeping positions.

Tuesday the fake-out started to give out and by Wednesday I felt a full on meltdown coming on.  That's when I remembered that my biggest meltdowns post-babies came after a few days of extremely little sleep+body exhausted trying to heal from surgery, childbirth, and the new task of producing food for a baby.

As far as meltdowns go, Wednesday wasn't that bad.  But by three in the afternoon, when I was thisclose to crying merely because my legs were so uncomfortable...and then because I felt like a two year old, the reminder hit home.

I need to be better this time about accepting help after the baby comes.  And when I accept that help, it's not time to get something else done- it's time to sleep.

I'm loving all these reminders.  I feel much better prepared for this baby...but I'm still worried I'll forget everything in the fog of exhaustion and pain.  So, dear friends and family- PLEASE help me remember:)

I'm so thankful for my amazing family and friends.  And I'm thankful that Heavenly Father continues to help me prepare for this next big life change.

What are you thankful for today?

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