Ugh Grace - do you think there's something about the 6 week mark that makes our own tiredness peak? I know baby crying is supposed to peak around now too isn't it? Maybe we are just all over it.
Also in your other post didn't you say you says are traveling or visiting someone?
Is that making sleep worse?
I'm afraid because we are doing some major traveling from Saturday through next week - Saturday to visit my grandmother in long island (ny) and we have to wake up really early, drive two hours, take a ferry and drive another hour and a half to see her... The. That night were driving to my parents in NYC, then Monday morning to Connecticut to visit friends, and then to visit friends in Vermont Tuesday through Thursday.
I am so freaked out about the long car ride.
I am actually going to pump milk and prob give Kai his first bottle on the road because last car ride we took was only two hours and I ended up having to perch myself between the two car seats and kind of dangle my boob in his mouth - NOT my best nursing experience!?
(also - I love our jetta station wagon but... At that moment I've never wanted a mini van more!)
So anyway... Maybe the traveling is also screwing up sleep.
My mantra is "this too shall pass," about this crazy "4th trimester" phase... I know it's going to end - but good god. It's totally kicking my ass. The other night I literally burst into tears to DH and told him I flat out quit.
Of course I was being melodramatic, but part of me was serious. Totally ass kicking.
And yes, two pounds of weight fluctuation. Doubt it was ALL boobs, but my breasts really do change pretty drastically in size from before and after nursing - so who knows. Maybe it was all milk. Maybe that's why baby is nearly 12 pounds now.
Originally Posted by Astraia
I'm annoyed too. DH's moods are pretty back and forth and whenever he's cranky I'm 100% more cranky to go with it, which is no good.
Baby isn't sleeping. I'm exhausted. Don't know what to do about it. Still bleeding off/on, working on things like posture and more walking to help deal with prolapse and the split in my abdominal muscles, which is just making me more tired. Have allergies, too, sneezing constantly with a headache and itchy eyes. I mostly just feel like I'm going to collapse in tears at any second and feeling weepy and emotional just makes me angry (some deeper psychological thing there, you think?).
Ah, well. By the fall this will all feel like a bad dream. I can make it until then. We'll survive.
Rozzie- 2 lbs?! Wow. I had no idea boobs could weigh that much.
Maryam- I wish I could be more active, too. Feeling weighed down by baby. Also- I hear you on sleep. SO tired.
Sara- pouch of fluid, huh? Weird.... I'm really curious/annoyed by what's going on over here, but don't see the midwife until Tuesday.
Going to go get more coffee now. Maybe eat something, if my sleep-deprived stomach starts to feel like it can digest something today.