Week twelve: Feeling pregnant


I never really experienced mood swings when I was pregnant with Jacob. I don’t think I’d be as inclined to do so this time, if not for our housing frustrations. (Brief update: The appraisal was done over a week ago but somehow has not found it’s way to our bank. The wait is on!) All in all, I’m sure I’d handle the house frustrations more easily if I were feeling better, and I’m sure I’d feel better if I didn’t have the added pressure of purchasing our first home. My goal is to get through the next week and a half -- to the closing date -- and go from there.

This week has brought many changes to our routine as well. Jacob has decided that he likes sleeping in his own bed. This is a wonderful step for him because he gets up every morning telling me what a big boy he is and I know it makes him feel good. Rob likes it because he has been very frustrated with me allowing Jacob to share our bed. I have a very light-sleeping husband and a very active sleeper for a baby. Little feet in Daddy’s ribs don’t make for a restful night’s sleep for any of us. I am saddened by the new arrangement. I’ve really never slept without Jacob. From the day of conception he’s been cuddled up with me. I wake up many times each night just to go watch him sleep. I’m very happy to have waited until Jacob was ready to make the transition, but still miss him at night. The routine now is that Jacob nurses, then we do “huggles” (as he calls snuggling). He falls asleep in our bed and I move him into his. When he wakes up in the early morning he comes into our bed, nurses and dozes with us until our alarm goes off.

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