I created the name ”Premature OAP Syndrome” for this last trimester of pregnancy. As your pregnancy gets further along, you become tired; moany; achy; have a bad memory, show signs of incontinence and slow down unbelievably – All the signs of an OAP! And unfortunately, my mind and body don’t seem to be syncing very well… My mind hardly registers that I’m pregnant so I try and do things as if I’m not. My body doesn’t appreciate that and shuts down any notion I had of leading a comfortable and normal lifestyle for the time being. The only time they actually work together is when my body sends a swift reminder to my mind that it’s just not able to keep up!
I’ve become extremely tired and although I struggle to fall asleep at a decent hour, once I do, I have taken to sleeping roughly 10 hours a go. I haven’t heard anything on my blood test results so I presume it’s nothing to do with anaemia or anything else… I think my body just can’t be bothered to carry the weight anymore so it shuts down. I shall continue to take my mum & bump tablets though in an effort to try and keep iron levels and vitamins etc at a decent level.
My 2 year old Niece has a personal grudge against me since I moved into my flat. I don’t think she understands why I’ve left and feels as though I’ve abandoned her. Apparently, she cries for me and asks to see me, but once I get to my mums she tells me to “go away” and “move” and feels the need to smack me a lot! I’m hoping it passes and soon - I don’t really like being assaulted by a 2 year old.
In other news, my head is getting pimply *cries* I’ve never had bad skin so this outbreak is not welcomed easily. I know it could be worse but this is bad enough for me. Time is moving slower the closer I get to my due date – 7 weeks is feeling like 7 months right now and I feel like there is no end in sight! I know this is always the way at the end of pregnancy but bloody hell… Isn’t there a fast forward button?! I have a tendency to want to eat more than I can actually manage – once again my mind not working with my body! My mind says “we can eat everything we want because we are hungry and have more to feed” and my belly says “I have no space for more than half a plate of food”… It’s quite heart breaking watching my dog devour half of my dinner!