Saturday, August 15, 2009

38 Weeks Pregnant

I really should post a picture, but my computer is in the shop being repaired...

I just wanted to let you all know that I am not crazy. I know. You don't believe me. Only crazy people would tell the world on a blog that they aren't crazy. But let me explain.

I have been horribly fatigued for the last couple of weeks and while, Bruce has been kind enough to let me sleep until 9 am several mornings, I just can't get make it through most days without an extra cat nap.

When I got pregnant, I expected to wake up to go to the bathroom and I knew there would be leg cramps. What I never counted on this time was getting pregnancy-induced restless leg syndrome. I would lay in bed everynight thinking I was nuts because I needed to move my legs. It seemed nuts to me and no matter how active I tried to be, to wear my legs out, they still wanted to move when I hit the sack.

So now, I am going to increase my folate and iron and see if that offers any relief. Let's pray it does because Bruce starts a new job on Tuesday and I'll have to get up with Charlotte (currently at 6:30 am!).

5 comments:

  1. I hope the iron and folate help with restless leg syndrome, Jennifer. It won't be long now and that baby will be here. Good luck and God bless.

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  2. Try putting charlotte to bed a little later so she'll sleep a little later...we put Fischer to bed between 8:00 and 8:30, and he's sleeping until 7:30 (sometimes 8:00!) the next morning...although I know this doesn't work for all children! (although, covering the window with heavy blankets keeps it night-time longer!)

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  3. So sorry about your legs...have you tried flexing your foot to stretch the muscles? This was the only way I could get relief! Hang in there!!

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  4. I will be praying that this works....poor thing.

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  5. That restless leg syndrome just sounds irritatingly annoying!

    And I'm all for putting a kid to bed later so you can get a little more sleep, or a little more done, in the morning... :) Hope all goes well with the changes in schedule!

    Only 2 weeks left, huh?!

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