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August 21st, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Last night DH and I went and traded in our Chevy Traverse for a Ford Expedition so the kids would have more room with the baby seat being added. At the dealership I started having BH with some pretty intense cramping down low (just above my pubic bone). They were coming every 3-5 minutes. This went on for a few hours - until I went to bed just before 11pm. The BH calmed down, but I could NOT sleep. I tossed and turned and stared at the walls all night long. About 2:30am I went downstairs and switched my laundry to the dryer (I forgot about a load I put in before bed). I also took some Benedryl and tried to go back to sleep. I woke up for good just before 6am. I went downstairs and folded the clothes, picked up some blankets in the living room left out last night, and did the dishes from last night. I haven't been able to keep down much food - I feel super nauseous probably because of lack of sleep. Also I have had 2 BM this morning which is odd because I usually only have one every other day - sorry I know that was TMI. I am beginning to wonder if we have caught yet another stomach bug:/ UGH! On top of all this, I have to get ready to leave in 2 hrs for my u/s so they can check on Guy's kidney. Tonight we have open house at the high school and middle school for my two oldest kids, so going to bed early isn't going to happen. I really wish I could fall asleep. I have never had insomnia so badly before!

Josh and Kim - proud parents to Byron, Elijah, Abigail, Connor, Kara, and Baby
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August 21st, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Ugh, I'm so sorry! That sounds miserable! I've been pretty lucky when it comes to sleep - it's certainly not as peaceful as it was pre-pregnancy and some nights suck (I think last night I got up to pee 5 times) but I generally get a decent rest. I know how awful I feel when I don't, though. Stinks you had a night like that right before such a busy day. I hope tonight you get a little more rest!

Good luck at your u/s too!

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August 21st, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Yuck. I'm sorry you're so exhausted. I have had some serious insomnia lately, too (peeing 3-4 times a night, too hot, achy hips, restless, etc, etc). But it sounds like all those BH could have been doing something to your cervix if they were achy and lasted that long! Maybe that and the bm changes mean it won't be long? When do you usually deliver?

Hope you can get some sleep tonight!
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August 21st, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I've been having trouble too. It's been hot, my hips ache, and I'm peeing all the time. I just keep telling myself to get used to it, because this is what it will be like once baby comes. At least then we won't be up all night peeing. Hope you can catch a nap today and get some sleep tonight.
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August 21st, 2013, 12:14 PM
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My last two boys (my 4yo and 13 yo) were both born at 36 weeks 6 days. Maybe it won't be too long away - I am thinking in 2-3 weeks honestly

I will update about the u/s tonight - right now my phone is exploding with calls:/ It wasn't the greatest of news, but not the worst....

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August 21st, 2013, 01:34 PM
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(((hugs))) I get you about the insomnia! I'm so freakin' tired ALL.THE.TIME! I can't concentrate at work, I'm anxious driving my kids around because I'm so tired. I'm grumpy. If I'm going to be this tired, I want to have a good excuse, like a NEWBORN!
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August 22nd, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Mine was pretty bad last week, but this week I've been able to sleep pretty well. Well, as well as can be expected. lol. I'm so sorry you had such a bad night right before a busy day like that. It's sooooo frustrating to watch the clock in the middle of the night knowing that all that opportunity for needed rest is just slipping away.

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August 22nd, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Well, last night I made up for it lol! I was in bed and asleep around 10pm. My 13yo got up with the younger kids this morning and got them cinnamon toast, put on cartoons, and played with them to let me sleep in until 9:15am!!! That is SUPER late for me lol! IT was awesome!

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August 22nd, 2013, 08:29 AM
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ugh that is miserable. my kids are finally sleeping and i find myself getting up like 2 & 3 times a night. i was up at 5:30 to pee, then coudln't go back to sleep, my husband got up for work.then both kids started making noise and we were all up at 7:20 for the day...but yeah i never really went back to sleep after 5:30. this crap sucks. big time.

congrats on the new ride, i know lots of people love their expeditions.

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