Our new bed finally came! I thought it might be too firm at first and need to be worn in before it would be comfortable, but it's very good. I have been sleeping like a log! Last night I didn't wake up to drink water at all and only had to go to the bathroom once. I am still tossing and turning a bit, but my hips and back hurt way less. I am really amazed at how much of a difference it makes for my hip pain and just at how much better I am sleeping. I am so glad we got it! When it came we also rearranged our room to make space for the birth tub and it's like a whole new room. That was one of the bigger things on our to do list, so I'm really glad we go it done.
I ordered the Polly Jean's and am waiting for it to come in the mail. I am supposed to start taking it this week so I hope it gets here soon. I haven't been having BH and didn't with my girls, so I am a little nervous about it possibly bringing them on. But I guess that's part of the point, to get the uterus ready for the birth. I really hope it makes this birth go faster than my other two did. I need to go to the local herb store to pick up some RRL AND EPO and alfalfa and I keep forgetting to stop by. It's right next to my daughter's gymnastics school, but it closes 30 min before her lessons start so it's not very convenient for me to get there before they close.
I have been feeling very weak and out of shape lately. I started doing the 10 Min Pilates Solutions Prenatal dvd a couple times a week and it seems to be helping with the tiredness. But I still feel weak and it's making me a little worried about how the birth will go. I know it will be fine and I'm strong enough to handle it, but right now walking up my stairs is a challenge! I also have been feeling totally HUGE lately!! I feel so cumbersome and awkward and I still have 6-8 weeks to get bigger. I don't mind the belly, but my arms, hips, back and even my face is getting fat and it's really bothering me. I know it's normal and just part of pregnancy and I'm trying to not let it get to me, but I can't look in the mirror without getting upset about how I look. I feel so unattractive. My partner is great about it and always tells me how pretty I look and so on, but I just can't wait to not be pregnant and start shrinking back to my normal size.
On that note... I am totally over being pregnant. If I could safely have the baby tomorrow I would do it. Other than needing to give the house a good once over cleaning, I feel very ready to go. Of course I can't will the baby to come now (nor would I want to at 33 weeks) but I really wish I could fast forward through the next month.