A Night in the Life of Holly May at 38weeks + 5days Pregnant
The time I went to sleep (around-a-bout).
Rudely awoken by a big aftershock.
Still awake from the first aftershock, but got a bit of a fright with this one too.
Another good-sized aftershock which also had me half-sit-up in bed, grab hold of the headboard and wait and see if it was to get any worse.
The time I woke up to the birds singing - bless them. Please note a hint of sarcasm right there.
This is about the 5th or 6th time I had to get up to pee. It's very normal at this stage in pregnancy to have the need to 'go' all the flamin' time.
Fourth small-but-big-enough-to-make-me-grab-hold-of-the-headboard aftershock.
Fifth small aftershock.
About when I decide to write all this down. It was kind of hard to fall back asleep with the earthquakes going on.
This is when I went downstairs to get pen and paper, via the kitchen so I could get a couple of biscuits - 9:00pm is quite early and I wake up VERY hungry sometimes.
Sixth small aftershock.
The time I realise that getting that extra biscuit and putting it next to my bed was a bad idea. Now it calls to be eat and it's gonna be loud. Poor Roy. I already feel a bit bad because I have the bedside lamp on. I practice self control and have some water instead.
I need to pee again but stay in bed because 'I aint boverd.'
Drink more water so I stay away from that amazing chocolate-chippie biscuit (my fav by the way).
Turn the light off and try sleep 'coz this is ridiculous.
(then I started writing in the dark)
Baby gets hiccups. "Cute" yeah, sure it's cute when you're not trying to sleep.
I might have felt the last hiccup. The urge to pee is too much. Got. To. Go. NOW.
Go pee again.
Roy is about to leave for work. I get up and go pee, have some breakfast and jump straight back into bed :)
The number of wrinkles on my stomach, arm, neck, face, whole left side, from the creases in the sheets and pillow.
Number of times I woke up with a wet drool-patch under my face.
Number of times I woke up with heartburn. 3 - the number of times I took quick-eze for relief. The fourth 'bout' I ate that last chocolate-chippie biscuit. Momentary relief is sometimes just long enough to fall asleep again.
Sleep-time again for a couple more hours before I brave the day. :) I also had heartburn again so this time I tried a slice of toast with peanut butter on. Then I go pee before getting back in bed.
And there you have it :) My nights are quiet eventful.