My restless legs have a lot to do with it. They're especially bad when I don't take my vitamin, but I can't take my vitamin every day because I get such horrible constipation. And, that's just a multi-vitamin...not even a PNV!
Guess I'll drink a cup of decaf and pretend that it'll do enough good to get me through DS's playdate at our house this morning.
Oh, and did I mention :yawning:?
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
Luckily my mom is currently not working and visits at least once a week, and dh works from home one day a week, so the days I can sleep in an hour or two outnumber the ones I cannot.
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
Today, I am wiped out. I think the baby dropped as I am doing some serious waddling. I reduced my work hours a little bit which should help. I think I may go nap now while dd is at school.
And of course, that's between waking up 5 times from 9 to 4 to pee.
I guess it's just practise for when we have a newborn.
RT knitting mama to 3 (& 8 who didn't make it) wife working on 13 years to a silly man who drives me crazy.
Im good from about 9pm-1am, as I am just sooooo exhausted i think I go into a coma. But after that, its anyones guess.
write@home mama to big boy (04-06) and little boy (10-08)
and someone new in november
i had no idea there was an "early today show" until this pregnancy. it starts at 5 am here.
looking forward to sleeping tonight.
may you all find some sleep too!
obstruct livery vehicles
always missing our (11/04, 4/07, 8/07, 5/10)
DD is napping....and I am going to try that too.
Lesli: Wife to Jon, Mommy to my treasures, Kyla(Feb 06), Erin (Nov 08), and "Beanie" due 01/12! We're a home centered family! Homebirth, homecooking, homemade homegrown, and homeschooling!!
Mama to DS R (June/06), DD K (September/07), DS M (October/08), DD R (June/09)... waiting for #5 in late 2013!!
I can't even be productive, since on the weekend we let the kids sleep wherever in the house they want,the older 2 are in the tv/sewing room, dd2 is in her room, ds2 is in his room, dh is in our room, and the cat is in the laundry room.That leaves me this room or the kitchen,and no good food I just wanna sleep!
I wake up at least 3-4 times because whatever side I'm lying on has gone numb, and I can't roll over without being conscious. Then of course my bladder keeps me awake unless i get up and pee. And getting out of bed is a challenge at this point. I also have restless legs (I hate hate hate that - it's so very annoying) and am having on/off severe pain in my pubic symphysis and tailbone. When the pain's really bad, I basically don't sleep. Even when I sleep well, I wake up feeling tired. I have given up on "no caffeine" and have my mocha every morning with 1/4 tsp instant coffee (just enough to give me some help getting moving). And I HAVE to take a nap every afternoon or the "practice" contractions get too intense. Plus, if I'm NOT moving this baby IS moving, so I'm sometimes awakened by a limb trying to push its way through my abdominal wall (it hurts!).
I find it really ironic that at the beginning of pregnancy, when we're growing a whole new human being, half the time we can only eat crap (and not even that sometimes) and at the end of pregnancy, when we really need to be resting to prepare for labor and having a newborn, we can't sleep. I really really DON'T need to practice waking up every 1 1/2 - 2 hours all night long. Honestly, I don't!
At least DH has given me carte blanche to wake him up for a leg and/or backrub in the middle of the night. He still won't help clean the house, though! I guess I can't really complain (although he does tend to fall asleep while he's massaging).
DD and DS are 11 & DD is 4 Our car is a bike!
Sharing our with 3, 2 & 4
My mind just started going, and this baby has been absolutely violent with the fists in the nether regions lately, especially when I lie on my left side.
And *sob* I have been sleeping like total crap. And because I love DP dearly, and know he needs his sleep, I have also been trying to lay super still at night so as not to wake him with my 20 point turns...oh and did I mention that I have been getting up hourly to pee? On the brightside, *knocks on wood cautiously* DD has been sleeping through the night as of late: though I haven't been able to savor a solid night of sleep since she has begun doing it : hehehe well there is some irony
Kelly, married to the love of my life, Den , DD1 5/07 , 11/07, DD2 10/08 , DDS 8/10, expecting our next blessing this winter!
the dog started giving me dirty looks for waking her up during the night when i have to get up.
isn't this what the military does to people to break their will? aren't i covered by the geneva conventions?
Individually, I can deal with all the symptoms, but with the lack of sleep on top of them I am just on the verge of breaking down completely. I could literally burst into tears at any moment, for no particular reason at all.
And GRRRRR! to all those people who say "gee, you look tired" to me. I KNOW I look tired. It's because I AM TIRED.
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