I'm starting to hate the nighttime. I've had several terrible nights of "sleep" now and I'm hoping it's a fluke and not a pattern that will continue for the next 3 months of the pregnancy. In addition to the cramping muscles, there's the fact that I am down to one sleeping position. Sleeping on my stomach obviously isn't possible, sleeping on my back isn't allowed at this point, so that leaves the sides. They want you to sleep on your left side, which is good because that's the only side I can sleep on as it hurts to lay on my right side. All the tossing and turning and peeing and the full size bed that's supposed to accommodate me, B, the body pillow, and the two fat ass cats who don't move once asleep and it's becoming a recipe for disaster.
Other than the sleepless nights, things are moving along here in week 25 of Operation Baby. My ravenous appetite, which had subsided for several weeks, is back with a vengeance, so I suspect another belly pop is in my future. My back is holding out, but is getting crankier by the week. I'm definitely achy everyday now, which wasn't the case only a few weeks ago. But I'm still holding out hope that my brace and PT will give me more time before any real pain kicks in. I can't believe the second trimester is almost over! After this next doctor's appointment, I start going every two weeks, which makes the end seem so much closer. Now if we could just get to Albany!
On a - mostly - unrelated note, I wanted to give a little shout-out to that horrid little toxin known as BPA. If you're super green than you've read all the websites and know all about it, and if you're like most people you may have heard a news show about it in passing, but didn't pay much attention to it. Feather Nester reminded me about it yesterday with my straw suggestion and I had honestly totally forgotten about it other than the fact that all of the baby bottles and other stuff we registered for was "BPA Free."
There's no need to spend all day doing research because it's already been done for you. There's no controversy about this, every agency agrees that it's dangerous and is affecting our children. And there's no need to get panicky about it either, you just have to know what plastics not to reuse. Click HERE to read the wikipedia page about it. I made a little cheat sheet for myself this morning and just stuck it to the side of our fridge so I would know what plastic containers I can reuse and what ones to recycle. It's that simple.