Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What Not to Wear

Today's first melt down came while I was trying to find some maternity clothing on-line. I've decided that I would like 1 pair of cargo pants, 1 pair of capris, and 1 pair of slightly nicer pants appropriate for teaching or church. I then looked at Motherhood Maternity, Gap, and Old Navy. I rapidly discovered that the stuff I like at Gap is either expensive or not in my size or only available in weird colors- what's the facination in dressing pregnant women in pink and lime green? Is khaki really that much to ask for? The Gap has a roll waistband that looks really comfy and will work for at least most of the pregnancy but they only offer it in a fraction of their pant offerings. Old Navy specializes in waist bands that apparently are only going to work for another 3 months and they don't have short in capris. Much trial and error has proven to me that if I can't get the capris in a short size, no amount of rolling and heel height can make it right. Motherhood Maternity has a good selection but a horrible return policy. Am contemplating becoming a hermit...

In other news, my body seems to be trying very hard to get me ready for never sleeping through the night. Starting since before I actually knew I was pregnant, I've had sleep issues. First, I was waking up at 5:00 every morning. I would eventually get back to sleep around 6. I then switched to needing to visit the potty 4 times a night. The newest alteration to my sleep schedule is that sometime between 2:30 and 3:30, I will wake up and be awake until 4:30 or 5:00. My body cycles the reason for waking. Some days I have mild cramping (always quickly goes away as soon as I prop my legs up). Some days I am super hungry. Some days I feel sick. It's a fun time I tell you! I then get to entertain myself be trying to decide if Shirley (11 year old beagle) or my husband is sniffling, snorting, snuffling, or snoring louder. Occasionally, I do manage to sleep through the night. I can't for the life of me figure out what's different on those rare occasions. It doesn't seem to have to do with nap or no nap, how much I ate before bed, my activity level, or any other discernible variable. Am contemplating becoming a hermit with her own, quiet bedroom with a queen size bed.

3 comments:

Mrs. Flinger said...

HAHA.. OH, my. Yes, it's true. You actually stop sleepign WELL before the baby comes. People used to say "sleep while you can" and I'd think, "OH CRAP! I already can't!"

:-)

Becky said...

I'm trying to cherish my naps instead...

Erin said...

Naps! Yes, they were a saving grace for me!