"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, February 5, 2010

report on my findings

3 mornings in a row the pork loin (who has been recently rumored to be "thinning out") has woken up at 6am.
i walk into his room, less annoyed than i would usually be at such an absurd time, b/c i've already been up since 5am myself.
i see a smiling toddler, standing up, pointing to his "bum."
"do you need a new bum?"
"uh huh!"
at least today i didn't have to throw everything into the washing machine.
then it's off to start our day.
we're starving before 7:30am.
the culprit?
"choch-et" milk (as he calls it).
and coke.
i'm swearing now that i will not allow the pork loin to drink soda at dinner.
and if i break that swear, then i promise that i will at least not refill his cup with it.
with mama C in town and "last supper lunch dates" we've seen our fair share of soda this week.
for heaven's sake, we can't keep filling up diapers will all of this liquid before 6am.
toddler needs to go back to a diaper that lasts until 8am.
immediately.
...
5am wake up for me.
why you ask?
chest pains.
i have this burning line of skin right under my chest.
only other woman i've found to experience this is mama C.
with brennan it started around 32 weeks.
with max it waited until 36 weeks, but has turned out to be much more painful than it ever was with brennan.
i wake up on fire.
then i poke the scout master and ask for his aluminum water bottle, which i lay across my bare chest.
when i say chest i mean at the top of the baby bump.
right on "the table."
the tummy table.
then i fight myself over staying in the bed versus moving out to the recliner.
i always end up on the recliner by 5.
and then the pork loin is up at 6.
saving me from laying awake on the recliner with the burning chest.
so what have i learned this week?
that if you need some cheering up in the morning from a sleepless night all you need to do is put on the footloose song and any additional top ten songs from itunes that you may be ashamed to admit you enjoy listening to.
no shame people, no shame!!!
i'm starting to feel like the first time mom that believes she will actually sleep better after the baby is born.
really though, i'm not sleeping now, so an hour and a half between night nursings will be more than i'm getting now.
report on my findings to come...

6 comments:

Sue said...

My kids always woke up at 6 AM, but if the loin usually sleeps longer, by all means...cut out the late night drinks! Whatever works, right?

=)

PS. I have to chuckle reading this one. My grandson is 8 years old and has never even tasted a soda! (And it's not just coke, it's root beer, orange, etc.) Needless to say, his mom is very firm on the subject. Ironically, she lets them eat candy every day. Go figure. ;)

The Gist Family said...

Em! I had that "burning" feeling too! It was a line of skin just below my bra line and above my belly! Ouch! My doctor said that it was probably a nerve that was being pinched somewhere, It finally went numb about 2 weeks before Sariah was born, which was still weird, but at least wasn't as painful.

Good luck, honey, we are all rooting for you!

~Heather

Jess said...

The caffeine in the coke may add to the 6am-ness of thinned out loin's arisings. I can't believe it's 2 days away! Hooray for pink gushy babies.

Fiauna said...

Almost there. The finish line is in full view!

Tiffany said...

YAY for you having your baby in 2 days! I had to check up on you to see if you had her yet. I can't wait for the picture updates. Good luck with everything!! you look great for being due!!

Lisalulu said...

thinking of you tomorrow... good luck and heavy breathing!!!