Wednesday, February 24, 2010


How do people work all the way until their due date. I'm still 12 weeks away, and things have been kinda rough lately. It's hard to sleep. I can't get comfortable, and when I finally do- Kennedie gives me a nice little love kick to remind me she's there. So, I spend more than half the night tossing and turning. So I "wake up" at 5:30 tired and dragging myself to school.

And now, I'm getting to the point where my lower back is really starting to hurt. I get sharp pains, and then cramping in it. And even though I work out, I get really tired doing little things like shaving my legs, tying my shoes, or going up and down the stairs.

Needless to say- throw in 160 seventh graders and I'm pretty much more than pooped by the end of the day.


  1. oh, you are ALMOST there! I know 12 weeks sounds like a lifetime at this point, especially when you are looking at the clock in the middle of the night knowing you have to get up in just a couple of hours, but I promise it's all going to be worth it!

  2. I was so glad Braxton was due at the end of July....that was nice. Now as far as the whole 9 months with Mikalie....I stayed exhausted. I guess the fact of keeping up with Braxton and Cason who was only 8 months old when I got pregnant with Mikalie....I was constantly drained. I'm thinking sometime when they grow up, I'll catch up and be energized again. But I'd rather be dead tired and have them at home than wait for the days that our house will be quiet. :(

    Hang in there...12 weeks will be here before you know it.

  3. I remember that feeling well. Yuck! Hope the rest of pregnancy goes by fast. This will all be worth it when you see your sweet baby girl! Hang in there.

  4. Oh girl... can I get an AMEN! I am not working up until my due date. I thought I could make it, but at about 33.5 weeks I turned a corner into a world of uncomfortable! I decided to give myself two weeks of rest time before delivery. I kinda feel like a pansy, but then I remember waddling around school, peeing every time I sneeze, being unable to pick up anything lower than my knees, and shooting pains down my legs. Then I feel totally justified.

  5. Hi Jessica, I found your blog through someone we both knew at ACU, even though I do recognize you from there. Anyway, I thought maybe a tip for the back pain might help. And I'll preface it by saying I am not a creeper :)
    OK so if you get on all fours (remember I'm not a creeper) and have your hubby sqeeze really tightly on your hips, (using his knees might be easiest for him) it will take some of that pressure off your back. Also it will help the baby to turn, which could possibly be causing the back pain. I hope this little tip helps!

  6. I am so there with you. I don't even teach kids all day but I feel worn out a lot, this week I have done half day sub's for middle school special needs kids- I have a whole new appreciation for those teachers!

    But I will think of you at night and say a prayer as I am rolling over and over and over trying to go back to sleep as well.

    Thankfully for my back, we have a mom in the youth group that specializes in prenatal chiropracty (spelling?). She gives me adjustments every month and now just moved to every two weeks- it's amazing. She also says I need to go home and have John rub my back. :) Dr. orders.

    Love you!

  7. Thanks for all the well- wishes and encouraging words yall.... I just keep thinking 12 more weeks... I can do this!

  8. you can do it! And I know you don't want to hear this, but it will all seem like a dream once it's all over and you are holding your baby girl. I hardly remember all of the aches and pains and I was the QUEEN of drama when I was pregnant so hang in there!