We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
So I am not that great of a sleeper to begin with, but this is ridiculous! Unlike DH, I dont just hit the pillow and start snoring, it takes me a while to fall asleep and even when I do, I am such a light sleeper that I probably wake up 2-3 times a night anyway.
But lately I am awake more at night than I am sleeping! It all started a couple months ago when I would wake up at 4 am and lay there 'til Rob's alarm clock went off at 6:30, all the while trying and fighting to fall back asleep. So this morning, (or tonight- how ever you look at it) I decided to be productive instead of laying in bed. It will probably haunt me in the morning when Ethan wants to get up and get going, but I just feel like I wasted so much time just laying in bed while my mind is racing through all the things I could be doing. As soon as I am done posting this, I am going to go wash my kitchen floors! Maybe that'll wear me out and put me back to sleep- I will try ANYTHING!!!
Please tell me I am not alone in this- who else is finding it hard to get some shut eye around here?!?!
Susan, Hillary, WAKE UP!!!!!
<div align="center">Stephanie aka "Queen of the Universe" Mommy to Ethan and Leah
LOL...you sound just like me!! From about 34 weeks on I woke up EVERY night around 3 a.m. I swore it was because one day my water was going to break at that time or I'd go into labor then or something. But that was just wishful thinking, as I didn't go into labor until I was overdue and induced.
But strangely enough, 3 a.m. is the very (and only) time my DD wakes in the night to eat!!
Waiting for #2!
I'm. Up. All. The. Time. My MIL thought I was exaggerating when I told her that I really don't sleep. That was until she caught me in the kitchen of their house at all hours, or she'd be up and I'd be up reading. I was never a good sleeper, but it's become downright absurd. I guess at least I'm prepared for early motherhood, right?
I don't sleep well either. I am up every 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours all night long. I was like this with my son too in the last month. I remember after the baby was born getting more sleep at night then I did in the last month!!
However I never did venture to go wash the floors. I usually just lie there and hope I go back to sleep. My hips are so uncomfortable though it is hard
I am so glad to see I am not alone!!! I am a bad sleeper also, I toss and turn its been brutal. Sometimes I watch the sunrise!! Then my day is completly gone, I feel like I am draggin A%^! People have said insomnia is a common thing with pregnancy. I try so hard to nap which I am a horrible napper I hope that changes when the baby comes along. My doc said I could take half a unisom which I only take like a little piece of it and it knocks me out. He said that was safe- it works for me, I try not to take it all the time, but I know it works!! I don';t know what we can do about it, but it stinks- were going to need all the sleep we can get soon!!!
You remind of me and my DH when you said he hits the pillow and is out - that is exactly how my DH is and I always wonder how he falls asleep so easily and I toss and turn forever!! I've been waking up a lot also during the night and then once I'm up its hard to get comfy and usually takes me over an hour to fall back asleep - but unlike you I just lay there completely unproductive! I can't believe you went to clean the kitchen floors - you are too funny!!!!
<span style="color:#333399">JACK MATTHEW BORN NOVEMBER 25TH AT 4:39PM WEIGHING 7LBS 11OZ, 20.5 INCHES
I can't sleep either but I have to be quiet not to wake anyone else up, so I just sit and stare at the ceiling. I have a ton I could do but afraid I'll wake someone. The computer is in our room so I can't log on at night either.