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July 15th, 2006, 04:02 AM
Ethans_Mommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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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?!?!

anyone? anyone?


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July 15th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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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!!
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July 15th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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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?

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July 15th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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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

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July 15th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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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!!!

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July 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM
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The only thing that works for me is sleeping on the couch!.

I was taking tylenol PM, but noticed I slept like crap with or without it, so I chose to stay without. I'm getting a new bed, so hopefully that will help.

Between getting up to pee, killer heartburn, and baby kicking, I average about 4-5 hours or broken sleep per night.
And I work too, which makes it suck evenmore...

Sometimes, I think its just preparation for the nights to come when baby needs to eat every 2 hrs

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July 17th, 2006, 06:40 AM
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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!!!!

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July 17th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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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.

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