I am literally living in a Zombie state since last 2-3 weeks. The reasons are plenty.
- Sleepless nights
- Acid reflux
- Trip to bathroom every 5 minutes
- Terrible Itchiness
- Hungry in the middle of night
All the reasons are inter-related. When I go to bed I get acid-reflux, even if I have eaten my dinner 3 hours ago. It burns my throat horribly. I sip on some water. The reflux goes down. I then try to sleep on couple of pillows to keep my head elevated so that the reflux doesn’t comes up again but it does!! Again I sip some water.
Now that I am drinking water every 2 minutes to settle down the reflux, I go to the bathroom also, every 2 minutes. I come back from bathroom, drink water and again go back to the bathroom. This cycle just goes on and on. I try to go to sleep, ignoring the urge to go to the loo but as soon as I make myself comfortable on bed I feel pressure on my bladder. Why? Because baby has started kicking on my bladder, sometimes on my cervix!! Yesterday on ultrasound we saw the baby, he/she was doing handstand!! Literally, the doctor said babies hands are down and head up!! Tell me how I will not run to the bathroom every 2 minutes when he/she is dancing on my bladder!! 🙂
Then, after all this exercise for couple of hours, I feel so tired, I start feeling sleepy. I sleep for maybe an hour or so and then around 3.00 PM I wake up again because of hunger. I go to the kitchen, eat some oats or leftover dinner or drink some milk, come back to the room. Again bathroom trip and before I go back to sleep I start feeling itchy. Terribly itchy on my hands & legs. Doctor & my blood results are saying I have Obstetric Cholestasis and hence this itchiness. Will have to start medication soon.
I apply calamine lotion on my body to calm down the itchiness and then try to go to sleep again. Before I even go into deep sleep, its time to wake up to get ready for work.
And this is why I am in Zombie state literally whole day!!