Thursday, August 6, 2009

Move Away from The Light

So, around 3am this morning I woke up...it is a normal occurence that I wake up uncomfortable and can't get back to sleep. It is not that I am so extremely big, but I just think my body isn't used to all its changes.

Since JB was not interested in waking up and having conversations with me (not sure why), I walked around the house...drank a Boost...checked the backyard to see if my new outside kitty, Kylie, was perhaps there (she wasn't) and then went to lay back down to try to get some rest, if not sleep.

Then I remembered that I had read that the baby can now sense light and will sometimes move away if you put a flashlight to your stomach. So, I decided to give it a try. It didn't work at first - Junior was probably sleeping like the rest of the world - but eventually I bugged the poor baby enough that he/she reacted. I don't know if it was the light or the heat of the flashlight, but it did make him/her move. It was pretty funny and I was excited to tell JB my new found trick this morning.

I realized also, this is just the start to my many years of tormenting my child...what are moms for afterall. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shrinking Brain

Last night JB was reading his “Expectant Father” book before bed. He was reading out funny facts also told me that according to his book my brain is constantly shrinking throughout pregnancy and I believe it.

It took me 3 tries to leave the house today and normally I am at work 15 minutes after leaving my home...today it took me 30.

The first time I only got a couple streets away when I thought about whether or not I unplugged my straightener….I went back and it was unplugged. The funny thing is Sully used to get excited when he would hear me at the door – he has no concept of time, so whether he has been left for 5 minutes or 5 hours, he is still so excited to see you. However, as my trips back into the house have started to be more frequent, he now just barely lifts his head enough out of his bed to say “yep, it’s her again”.

I got back in the car and headed out, only to get to the edge of the neighborhood and not be able to remember if I shut the garage door. I went back and yes, it was shut.

I am always a person who can multitask and remembers to do all the I need to and more. This is something that I am NOT enjoying about pregnancy.