It seems these days I can't even buy myself some quality sleep. I mean, I do make my best attempt at sleeping soundly, but the mind keeps working long after the body has said, "I quit!" I lay in bed and my legs become restless. I begin to think about the infant clothes that I need Hubby to bring down from the attic and the swing that needs to be put back together and the bunk beds that still need to be purchased and all the washin' and straighten' that any normal pregnant Mom does . . . and hours pass before I know it. When I do finally drift off, I awake several times to . . . well . . . go potty. And then, for some unearthly reason, I'm fully awake at 5:00 a.m. thinking about those same things that kept me from falling fast asleep the night before. Hubby thinks it's due in some part to me trying to nap during the day. But y'all . . . I don't voluntarily nap during the day. In fact, yesterday, I kept myself awake all day, fighting urges to rest and then around 8:00 p.m. I had decided to lay down on the couch and turn on the TV. Literally five minutes later, I'm asleep. I didn't intend to be asleep yet. I mean, heck, it was my first down time of the day. The girls had just been put to bed at 8 and I thought that maybe I could talk a little with Hubby and just relax. Wrong! I was so tired I couldn't hold my eyes open. So, after a ten minute or so power nap, I was recharged and stayed up with Hubby til 10:30 p.m. But, here I am, at 6:15 a.m. having coffee and typing on this here blog. Anyway, I'm not so much complaining as just saying that I think this is perfectly normal. In fact, I think it's in God's plan. I mean, after this baby is born, there will be lots of sleepless nights and broken sleep patterns. I think it's God's way of preparing a Mama to live on less sleep.
Anyway, enough about my sleep habits, I guess. For those of you who aren't already aware, I graduated from college this past Saturday. Yep . . . this here Mama is educated now! Do I feel any different? Not really, except that a big weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. For years, in the back of my mind, I've beaten myself up for not finishing. I've spent many a sleepless night thinking about school also. I do feel a sigh of relief and I've taken some time to just get off of this computer now and enjoy the life that's happening around me. Today, I intend to take the girls to the free family movie at the local theater and go grocery shopping. It's been too darn hot here to even step outside. Yes, I know I'm in Florida, but it has been unseasonably H-O-T here this month. Yesterday, high temp was 102 with a heat index of around 112. We've broken temp records for the past three days. We finally got some rain yesterday and it cooled things off a bit . . . today, we're only expected to reach the mid 90's. So, this pregnant lady is beaching herself inside where the AC is a flowin' - thank you Lord! Oh and I'd upload a photo or two from the graduation but I'm still trying to remember exactly where I put my camera. So, I'll get to that as soon as I can.
And as a side note, I have no idea why my blog loads slow. I intend to send an email to support to figure this one out, Irv. But until then, I appreciate your patience in waiting for the thing to load! I know it's frustrating!
Oh and one more thing . . . for those keeping up with my pregnancy, I am now 30 weeks pregnant. According to Baby Center.com's statistics, the baby should weigh about 3.5 lbs now and should measure approximately 15.7 inches long. I had my glucose screening last Thursday and I'm just waiting for the results of that test. I've gained 18 lbs so far and my next appt is Friday, July 3rd. Results of the last check up were that the baby is measuring exactly where she needs to be and that heart rate was excellent, my blood pressure was great and my low weight gain should ensure that I pass my glucose screening with flying colors (although I'm not celebrating yet). You see, my last pregnancy, I kept my weight gain down to a minimum, watched my diet, and still failed the one-hour glucose screening and the three-hour glucose screening. Thanks to the wonderful progressive doctor that I had at the time, he didn't make me check my blood sugar four times a day - instead, he tasks me with following a strict diet. All worked out well and the only side effect is that Baby Lulu was born three weeks early at 8 lbs 3 oz. So . . . I am praying that through some miraculous act of God, all will go just as well this time. Other than that . . . nothing else to tell except that I think we may have a World Class Soccer Player in there. The girl can kick like a star!
Those are my updates from now and I'll be back to update if I receive the results from the blood test this week.