Sleep is getting really, really sparse and uncomfortable these days (and afternoons, and nights, because anytime I can grab a nap I do). But honestly, no matter which side I sleep on I end up with that hip aching and waking me up. This shooting pain in my left hip is really obnoxious, and getting rid of it will be one of the best things about having my baby — well, at least I’m banking on it going away at that time!
Of course, I’m getting up to pee all the time. This isn’t honestly too bad, except for the “getting up” part. If I had a pee pan I could use in bed, I wouldn’t mind it. Okay, well, in THEORY I wouldn’t mind it, but in PRACTICE I’m sure it’d be uncomfortably gross.
Speaking of uncomfortable, something that’s been on my mind about giving birth is wondering what I’ll wear. I’m kind of leaning towards nothing, except I’m not sure how I feel about being totally ass naked in front of my mom & mother in law. Clearly I won’t be wearing anything from the waist down, and I don’t really want to wear anything on my chest. Part of this because I want immediate skin-to-skin contact with my girl. I’ve even debated asking Chris not to wear a shirt when I’m in active labour so he can have skin-to-skin immediately too, but then I realized that taking a baby out of her warm swooshy uterine environment to put her on her daddy’s hairy chest is probably a really mean thing to do. Another part of it is because whenever I’m sick with a bellyache or whatnot, being naked makes me feel better. Another part is because I hate the thought of being sweaty with fabric sticking to my skin. I don’t know. I guess it’s one of those things that is impossible to plan for and we’ll just have to see what happens!
PS: 37 weeks, 2 days!