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?