Pregnant and anxious. Any ideas?
I'm currently 39 weeks pregnant. I started my health journey about 2 years ago. After a year I realized that what I was doing wasn't that healthy (the SAD version of healthy) and switched to a combination of Paleo and Weston Price diet. So I got pregnant last year and with terrible morning sickness I did make some concessions thinking it's better to have rice than nothing at all. I also ate more like 80/20 good stuff/not so good stuff, while I used to eat 99% good stuff. I basically knew birthday cake was bad for me, but if I was at someone's birthday I did go for it. At 27 weeks I got completely tired of food ( I hated it to be more precise) and for the middle 2 echo's (at 28 and 32 weeks) my baby measured small. I want to give my baby a good start in life, so I made a plan on how to eat, basically forcing myself to eat enough on days I don't want to eat anything, and eventually that worked and with the last echo at 36 wks baby measured 'perfect'. I don't always manage eating according to my plan.
For the past 3 weeks I've had troubles sleeping with the heat being my biggest enemy (my husband sleeps with winter pj's on, and I with my cavegirl suit and open windows), waking up with turning around, bathroom breaks, etc. In fact it's almost like I nap for 1-2 hours every few hours. It's terrible. And it gets worse. For the pas 3 days I've been getting really strong false labor contractions, keeping me awake most of the time, making me even more tired. I'm more anxious and unhappy at this point than I can ever remember, me the person most people know as cheerful beyond measure. I've been looking forward to my baby's birth, but right now I'm too miserable and end up crying a lot. That's Not how I want my baby to make her grand entrance into this world. So if anyone knows anything that I could do to pick myself up and get back to my good-old-healthy attitude, it is GREATLY appreciated.
Supplements: cod-liver oil in the morning, magnesium for good night sleep and relaxation (been using it for 2 years)
Activity levels: I try to take walks every day. I try to keep off the couch as often as possible doing stuff.
Sun: I'm out in my garden at least an hour every day there's sun.