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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I am due July 11 and have started to have frequent insomnia...we co-sleep with our nearly 3 year old DS and so our bed is quite full and cozy but that's not the reason for it...I wake up to pee and often feel I need a drink then can't go back to sleep. I have to work full time so on weekdays it can be quite exhausting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . Anyone else starting to experience this? It happened late in my pregnancy with my DS too...like my body wants me to start practicing being up with a newborn!<br><br>
Anyhow I am so very grateful to be pregnant again and looking forward to our precious baby. My DS was a bit early (water broke at 35 weeks, born at just 36) so I am just praying that this baby will hang in at least that long!<br><br>
I welcome any suggestions or commiserations!<br>
Maura
 

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Insomnia here too. Had it last time, but was able to rest more since I didn't have my son to take care of. Actually, this si something I always got during my periods.<br><br>
Would love to have suggestions.<br><br>
Mine also taeks the form of mind zombies-- where I turn on the computer and don't realize how long I've been on, or start on a project-- suddenly its 1 am and I realize I need to be in bed. But then I wake up at 3 and 4 and 5 ....<br><br>
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I commiserate...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We are crammed in a queen sized bed (me, dh and my 3 yr old) and the bigger I get the more room I need to get in a comfy position. We are also trying to get my son up every couple hours to pee int he night. He is in a phase right now that no matter what we put on his bum (pull-ups cloth dipes, underwear), he wakes up naked in a pile of pee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
I guess that problem could be its own thread.<br><br>
Dr. Sears suggests pelvic rocking before bed to take pressure off the bladder. He claims you can get an extra hour of sleep before you have to pee! I have also taken hylands calms forte to get a more restful sleep. That has really helped me.<br><br>
Good Luck to us all!
 

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Mine has just started this past week. I am soooo worn out, too. I am able to go to sleep around 10-10:30, then I wake up a hour or 2 later to pee, back to sleep for another 1-2 hours then pee and then I am up. I am literally wide awake. I am thirsty, so I drink water. Then I try to go back to sleep & i have to pee. and then I am hungry... So I have been watching the sun come up and then about the time I need to wake up for work, I finally am sleepy!<br><br>
Since I have been pregnant, I have constantly been up every hour or 2 to pee, but I had gotten so good at doing it still half-asleep and with no problem going back to sleep-until now!<br><br>
I guess I am going to just start getting up and accomplishing some things around the house that I need to get done and never have time to do. And I appreciate my body trying to prepare me, but I WANNA SLEEP!!
 

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Maura- We have the same due date, and, yes, I am in the same boat. It is driving me crazy because I can never get comfortable. I have been falling asleep on the couch most nights before my hubby makes me go to bed. The problem is that I am often more comfy sleeping on the couch than in my great bed. My belly is just getting to big to work with me with the whole sleeping on my side thing. I feel like my whole body is stretching. I know I need to sleep with more pillows, but I have always been the one pillow girl. Dh, however, can sleep with a mountain of pillows.<br><br>
Don't have any suggestions, but I am with you on the keeping this baby in as long as possible as well. My water broke (and I delivered my son less than 3 hours later) at 36 weeks. I am just working to keep this one in for that long.
 

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Hi everyone,<br><br>
Thanks for the commiseration and the pointers! I will have to look into this hylands calm forte and also pelvic rocking!<br><br>
Mel, I am also taking fish oil supplements (midwife reco'd them for brain & eye development, but I also read they give you a lower prematurity rate. They are a bit yucky so I put them in the freezer (which makes it hard to remember them, but then you don't burp fish oil) and take them at night. My son was born 05/15/04 so we are on a similar timeline indeed! Last time I think I was having more BH contractions, I think probably too many but didn't realize it.<br><br>
Thanks again, take care & sweet dreams,<br>
Maura
 
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