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Oh man I just can't sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. I went to bed at 1 and I fell asleep after 1:45. At some point I woke up to go pee. Now it's 6 and I've been up an hour. Anyone else in this club?
 

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I haven't been sleeping well since about 12w! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
I fall asleep fine but wake up in the middle of the night for a few hours OR really early for good, or worse, both!<br><br>
Someone in this DDC said it's nature's way of preparing us for the sleepless nights ahead! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm many time zones from America however so this is afternoon for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah I've heard that horrible theory before. Breastfeeding allows more sleep then bottle feeding for sure. At least one can nurse in their sleep. I think I might be tired enough to go back to bed. I'm sure it'll be just in time for my 2 yo to want to nurse. I can't always sleep when she's nursing because sometimes her latch is bad and I want to cry LOL.
 

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Count me in!<br><br>
I didn't have a big (enough) dinner last night, because my little babes started squirming and wiggling around 5. This has happened before -- if I get up and eat some protein, they calm down and go back to sleep. It's the strangest thing.<br><br>
Just had a yummy ham sandwich on whole grain bread. They're quiet now. Maybe I can go back to sleep...
 

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Me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have been having difficulty sleeping for weeks. Just like ~ani~ I fall asleep fine but then I wake up to pee at night and then can't get back to sleep. I am sooooo tired during the day! I've also been having really bizarre dreams. When I wake up I don't feel rested because my dreams were so intense and weird ... does that even make sense?
 

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Yep, count me in as well. I'm now going to bed with my 2.5 yr old and get a good few hours and then wake to pee and go back to bed with a book for awhile, read for an hour or 2 and then sleep for the 2nd half of the night. It works but sometimes I feel like I spend half my time trying to get enough sleep!
 

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I've been a terrible insomniac since I lost my baby in April. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The thoughts that keep me up at night are just awful sometimes. Now I have the issues of having to pee, having heartburn, painful contractions, crazy baby kicking, or just having to roll over in the middle of the night. I was up last night in my freezing cold bathroom at around 3:00, reminding myself that it's actually EASIER a lot of the time after the baby is born. I can sleep and nurse at the same time - but I can't sleep when I have heartburn and I have to pee really bad! At least when the baby wakes up and needs to nurse, I can stay in my nice, warm bed.<br>
I keep my ipod next to my bed, so if I can't fall back asleep, I can listen to something calming. Anything to keep my brain from running amok once I've been awakened.
 

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Me too. I fall asleep ok, I wake to pee a few times, then I wake up and can't sleep anymore. This morning I woke up around 5am, I finally gave up trying to sleep around 6 and got up.<br><br>
It's noon now, I'm sleepy so I'm going to go back to bed for a nap.
 

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Katrinka, your post worries me. Have you talked to anyone about depression. I know first hand how aweful those intrusive thoughts can be. It'll probably get worse after the baby comes (PPD). Hugs.<br><br>
I hope we all have a restful night tonight. I've been working (nesting) my tail off all day. I think I'll sweep the kitchen before hitting the hay. If I wake up and can't go back to sleep I just might clean some more LOL. Think vacuuming at 3 am would be rude? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I don't know if it is insomnia, but I wake up at least once an hour, usually 2x an hour to pee. It doesn't seem like sleeping to me! My biggest problem is that our bed is really tall and it is so hard for me to get in and out of!
 

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It's waking up to pee that gets me...once I'm awake, I'm up for hours. I've been taking a small dose of children's Benadryl at night to help me get back to sleep more easily, but only on nights when I know I have to be well-rested the next day and won't be able to take a nap.<br><br>
Last night, my UA Violation DH came to bed around 2:30 a.m. (after staying up late watching a movie and Not Cleaning House) and felt compelled to <i>wake me up</i> to tell me I was snoring. Instead of just a gentle nudge to prompt me to roll over, he leaned over me and urgently said my name; of course I was instantly wide awake thinking that something was wrong with DS or the house was on fire. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I was up for three hours before falling back to sleep. Now DH is irritated because all I want to do today is nap. I'm biting my tongue to keep from biting his head off, but really, WTF was he thinking?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> You don't wake a pregnant woman!
 

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I wake up to pee 4-6 times each night, and because I have SPD, it's excruciatingly painful to get in and out of bed. The pain wakes me right up, and the reluctance to deal with the pain of getting back in bed keeps me awake. Some nights aren't so bad, but others I'm up for 3-4 hours of my 7-8 hour sleep time. I know many people have it worse, but it seems bad to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wake up to pee 4-6 times each night, and because I have SPD, it's excruciatingly painful to get in and out of bed. The pain wakes me right up, and the reluctance to deal with the pain of getting back in bed keeps me awake. Some nights aren't so bad, but others I'm up for 3-4 hours of my 7-8 hour sleep time. I know many people have it worse, but it seems bad to me.</div>
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What is SPD?
 

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SPD is sensory processing disorder. It comes in many different forms. For some people what should be a normal touch is a painful one and with others a painful touch for most people causes them very little pain if any.
 

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Ugh, yes - mostly it's from the SI/PSD pain, not finding a position to sleep in, combined with stress.<br><br>
The SPD sounds terrible!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Sorry, not SPD as in Sensory Processing Disorder, but as in Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction! Or Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction (PSD). Or "Crotchal Pain of Doom", as I often refer to it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, not SPD as in Sensory Processing Disorder, but as in Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction! Or Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction (PSD). Or "Crotchal Pain of Doom", as I often refer to it.</div>
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Ooohh!! I automaticaly jumped to sensory processing disorder because I'm around several kids who have it quite a bit.<br><br>
I'm so sorry you have that pubic symphasis disorder. That's gotta be hell. Do you see a chiro for that?
 

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Pubic Symphasis Pain-yowch! With dd I would climb out of bed and couldn't walk until I cracked and popped and ouched all my joints into place, then hobbled to the potty. My hips getting lined up for walkin' was audible too-freaky and painful! not much discomfort yet for me-holding my breath though-I am sorry to hear you are going through that-IT SUCKS! I had massage 2x week (in the good old days of a great insurance plan...), but I bet a chiro is a better idea.
 

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I'm going to a chiro for Webster technique, which is supposed to align everything to help the baby get into the cephalic position. It isn't doing a darn thing for my PSD/SI pain (yet) though...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> although i"m sure it works for some ppl
 

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yup. Sometimes I can't get to sleep to begin with, sometimes I get up to pee and can't get back to sleep, sometimes I wake up early and never get back to sleep. Sometimes some combination of the three.<br><br>
Also, I wake briefly at least once every 1.5 hours to turn over; I usually get right back to sleep (not always), but even so it means I never reach that rejuvenating stage of deep sleep. Plus I'm interrupting REM sleep, so I remember all my kookie dreams. Last night I woke up at 1:30, 3, 4, 5, 5:45, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 before calling it quits at 8. This has been going on for about a month now; although at least the midnight-to-1-am puking sessions are finished with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:.<br><br>
No wonder my brain doesn't work at all anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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