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August 3rd, 2009, 03:37 AM
Love_the_Shoes's Avatar Love my girls!!
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It's 5:30 a.m. and I have been awake since 3:30. I can't sleep. My bed is so uncomfortable. I'm so hot, even w/the air at 75 and the fan right in my face. My neck is always hurting me-my pillow is awful.

I feel bad for DH b/c I keep tossing and turning and keeping him up. I get frusterated b/c I can't do anything like read b/c we only have one bed right now. Our spare rooms have nothing in it and my computer is all the way down in our unfinished basement. I lay there, thinking how exhausted I'm going to be for work and then I get panicky.

I don't even want to think how this will effect me when my fatigue-ness w/pregnancy kicks in. Right now, I feel energized during the day--not tired at all. I'm only 4 weeks and 3 days.

When I get really tired, my body shuts down...and kind of makes me sick...I get sick to my stomach..I feel drugged/spacey. It's awful.

I work 9-5 downtown. I'm the front desk receptionist, so I can't take a nap at my desk and I can't walk to my car to sleep b/c I park in a garage.

I have my 1/2 cup of coffee but that's it.

How am I going to do this? Is there anything I can do to get through the day w/o sleeping at night??

We're going to look into a new matress that doesn't transfer weight...so at least hubby can sleep. I feel so bad for him. But that's not going to be financially possible for a couple months. At least then though, if I'm tossing and turning, we will finally have a spare bed for the guest room, and I can crawl into it and read or journal.

Is this common, and if so, will it go away ever??

I think it's funny how they say "Oh, you're going to be so tired you will barely keep your eyes open"..I feel awake all the time.

This of course is b/c i hate sleep. I usually have to take a tylenol pm to get to bed and sleep solid...but obviously I'm not doing that, which is another reason why I'm struggling.

Any advice would help---I feel very emotional...I'm worried today isn't going to be so great.
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August 3rd, 2009, 06:17 AM
MichelleN's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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It's quite normal for your sleeping patterns to be interupted. It's your body's way of getting you ready for having a newborn. Some nights are better than others for me. I woke up at 2am and then again at 430am. Was able to go back to sleep each time. When I was pregnant with my son, there were nights I would get up and watch tv for a couple of hours and then go back to bed (that was during my 3rd trimester though). I would find something to help you relax before going to bed.

By the way, we have a temperpedic mattress. It is WONDERFUL! I've heard the sleep number beds are good also.
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August 3rd, 2009, 06:43 AM
~ Christine ~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Hugs!! I'm so sorry! This happens to me too at the beginning of each pregnancy. There is about a two week period where I cannot sleep, no matter how tired I am - and I'm the kind of person that can sleep during the day and always sleeps at night.

I would suggest taking a nice warm bath before going to bed for two reasons: one, it will relax you, and two, your body will work hard to bring your temp down and when it does that, you will get tired and probably fall asleep. It helps every time for me!

Other than that, I would talk to your dr to see if there is anything he can recommend.

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