Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam
The night sweats have already started and I am NOT happy about it. Last time around I got some seriously gross night sweats in the first two weeks postpartum, like where I had to shower at 2 am and sleep on towels. It was pretty awful. And now I'm twitching and itchy and just ugh every night and having a hard time sleeping.
Shouldn't this have waited until the baby actually made an exit?
That's really crappy, sfmb. But I'm sort of right there with you-- not with sweats, but with sleep.
I think I've mentioned that lack of sleep is my biggest worry about after baby gets here. I am so loving my life right now-- I feel so on top of it, and I wake up with so much energy. I'm running regularly, and getting a lot done in short amounts of time. I belong to lots of community groups, and am so happy! This is after four years of NOT being happy or energetic... and not getting enough sleep (both of our boys did not sleep through until they were 2, and they are 2 years apart.) So I can really appreciate the difference.
When we got unexpectedly pregnant this time around, we were researching fostering and adoption to see if we could add a child to our family, instead of a baby-- I'm that anxious about the first couple of years and sleep.
Well, fast-forward to this last week. My sleep this trimester has been getting worse each night- first, the insomnia, and now, the general quality. I am going to bed between 8 and 9, waking up at 7, and I feel absolutely exhausted. It's not the anemia; I've got that in check finally. I am just conscious all night of not being in deep sleep.
DH had to work late last night, so I couldn't lay down around dinner, and by the time he got home at 9 I was sobbing and just a wreck. I'm so exhausted ALREADY and I have a huge long list of "before baby comes" stuff to do. I feel like I'm already functioning on the limited sleep of those early newborn days. It sucks. I thought I had 10 more weeks.
I'm trying to just let go of the "extra" things on my list/plate. But I don't want to. I miss energetic me, and I don't like how I'm mothering my boys right now. :(