How come no one ever warns you about the 'real joys' of pregnancy? Like, pregnancy insomnia, for example. It hits right around the second trimester, and lasts pretty much throughout the entire second trimester. I guess it comes from sleeping so much the first trimester, because of the unbearable exhaustion! Wow, does that always hit me like a ton of bricks. I literally can.not.stay.awake during the first 3 months. And, all this lack of sleep in the second trimester will lead me to be a hibernating bear in the third trimester (where the kids and husband know better than to dare awaken said bear ;).
So, anyway, it's almost midnight, and everyone in the house is asleep...except me. Even the baby is sleeping; or at least being very still for the moment. I'm sure once I lay down, it will be more than happy to start bouncing around again =) On the plus side, all this extra energy has done wonders for my housekeeping/home organization skills! I actually made a binder full of schedules, planners, meal plans, chore lists, and the list goes on and on, for the upcoming school year. If you actually know me very well, you would probably cry from laughing so hard at this. But, the laundry has not piled up, the floors are clean, and Phil has come home to clean dishes for more than 1 day in a row for almost a week now! It's great! I hope he enjoys it while it lasts, because it will be gone just as quickly as it came. I think my nesting phase kicks in around this time, because come the last 2 months or so of being pregnant, I just want to pass out from thinking about putting a cup in the dishwasher.
I am actually extremely blessed to have easy pregnancies ('easy' is a relative term, here), with no problems or complications. And, I am definitely thankful for that fact, and the fact that God has given me the gift of motherhood at all, for that matter. But, the reality is, the things that mean the most in life, and bring us the most peace and joy...it is those things that also require the most sacrifice. And, it's a sacrifice I am more than willing to make, but sometimes those sacrifices are so not fun....
Good Night! (maybe...)
"I think being a good father is keeping the mother happy, so she doesn't drive the kids crazy."