Random 4 a.m. thought because I can’t sleep


I am in enormous amounts of pain 😦 My back hurts so ridiculously badly and it just gets worse every night. They’re getting me a new mattress in the morning. Fingers crossed it works.

One of my roommates either has horrible gas or has shat her pants. Not helping the sleep effort at all.

And the thought that ultimately drove me to write this post at 4a.m., I am confident the twins are not coming this week. I don’t want them to come until after Tuesday next week, and they are showing every sign of cooperating. BUT eventually Tuesday is going to come and go, and then the twins are going to come and I am going to have to give birth to them. Ouch. I hope it’s quick and effortless (wishing for painless is just stupid). Right now, my biggest fear is that my horrible back pain is going to really hinder the whole process. And I hope they follow in their big sisters’ footsteps and come during the day. Everything is much easier to deal with and doesn’t seem as scary or daunting during the day.

Okay, going to go pee and then try to get more sleep. 36 weeks today and an ultrasound and internal exam later on. What an exciting day ahead! Will definitely be posting again later.


About Brenda in Nagano

Originally from Chicago, I knew I was destined to spend the rest of my life in Japan the moment I set foot in the country at the tender age of 16. However, I was quite intent on spending that rest of my life in a major city with a full on career, until my Japanese Prince Charming came trotting down from the mountains of Nagano to sweep me off my feet and whisk me away, turning my whole life plan on its head. Two months after moving to Nagano I gave birth to our little Princess Charming, so now I am officially a SAHM and teach a little belly dance on the side.

6 responses »

  1. not good about the back pain 😦 It’s sore enough with one so I can’t imagine what kind of horrible it is with two – the back pain that is. I am ‘presuming’ that the actual shooting of babies out saloon doors is like one following the other – in nice predictable well planned fashion. Do you get your own room after they are born? Having to room with twins AND a farty person AND her farty baby will suck monkey nuts. Hope you have a fabulous scan and internal.
    Well, you know. As fun and exciting as internals are.
    Crossing my fingers on the new mattress front.

    • This is a big, general hospital. No private rooms. I think for after birth there are only 3 or 4 person rooms. And about the farty person I was being horribly selfish and mean. I think what happened was the woman in the bed next to me, who is immobile right now, pooped. Thank goodness for still being able to walk right?

    • Thanks! I shouldn’t have written that about my poor roommate. She’s probably getting discharged in a few days anyway as she’s not here to give birth. Keep your fingers crossed about the back pain relief!

  2. Oh dear :(. And I suppose being in the hospital gives you more time to think about the birth. If its any consolation, I found the third the easiest. I was a lot more relaxed and even managed a few painless contractions along the line. And hey, it’s only a few hours then it’s over, right? Hope the mattress helps xxx

    • Good to know #3 was the easiest! I’m really hoping #4 isn’t even comparable in anyway. I think that’s what scares me the most. I am so tired right now allll the time because I’m not getting any sleep, and then the thought of an exhausting labor, and the pain involved and then without respite, doing it AGAIN! At least I will be finished once it’s done right? I will never, ever have to do it again!

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