Friday, November 4, 2016

I'm Going to Pretend I didn't Just Read That

My morning routine is pretty habitual.

Wake up, pee, check my phone for overnight Emails and social media updates.

One of the places I check is a lovely Facebook group specifically for women carrying multiples. This morning I was jolted awake by a post and the commentary that followed from these women.

The post was from a woman in her 30th week who was miserable. She was lamenting that sleep is impossible for her, as laying on her side hurts her hip too much, and laying on her back puts too much pressure on her lungs, making it hard to breathe. The solution, apparently, is to sleep sitting upright on the couch or in a recliner.

Her post was given lots of support and empathy, as I would expect from this terrific group of women, and the comments section quickly filled with other "home stretch" gals in varying levels of discomfort. My back... my hips... my feet.. my heartburn... I can't sleep... I can't walk...

Meanwhile, I'm laying in bed, on my back, after a great night's sleep, breathing comfortably and desperately seeking something wooden to knock on. 

Because, for me, the actual pregnancy part of carrying twins has felt little to no different than my singles. So, now, I'm slightly terrified that in a month or so I'm going to get desperately uncomfortable.

Is this my future calling? Let's hope not... For now, I've got all ten fingers and a few toes crossed that things keep being so easy for me.

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