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Old 08-20-2007, 05:17 AM   #1
 
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I think my body must be preparing me for the lack of sleep I'll have when the baby comes, because it's becoming impossible for me to get a good night's sleep. I wouldn't mind getting up to pee every two hours if I could fall back asleep afterwards, but lately I'm hardly able to fall asleep or stay asleep at all. Usually it's that I just can't get comfortable. Sometimes I'll just lie there with my eyes open, feeling wide awake. And sometime I'll find myself ravenously hungry, and the next thing I know I'm in the kitchen in my underwear eating cheese at 4:00 AM.

I guess I'm not really asking for advice because I'm sure there's not much I can do, just wanted to whine a little bit.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
 
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Yeah, those last couple of weeks sucked sleep-wise. I remember waking up at 4 am one morning and writing 30 thank-yous for my baby shower. But once my baby was here, I remember looking back on them fondly, thinking, wow - I'd give anything to have nights like those again!

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:10 AM   #3
 
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I totally feel your pain. I'm almost 33 weeks and am really starting to have trouble getting comfortable.

After I had Lucy I remember thinking I was actually more well rested than I was before she was born. Yeah I was getting up a few times a night, but the sleep I did have was good, deep sleep and I could totally get comfortable. Plus I was getting 3-4 hours of sleep instead of waking about every two to either pee, take some tums or get water.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
 
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This is me at 24 months. I cannot get comfortable! I wake up every day at 3 or 4. I go downstairs and eat and watch tv.

It seems like by 2 or 3 pm, I hit a wall - and I know it's because I cannot get adequate sleep.

But you are right, it's only worse when the newborn is here...
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This is me at 24 months. I cannot get comfortable! I wake up every day at 3 or 4. I go downstairs and eat and watch tv.

It seems like by 2 or 3 pm, I hit a wall - and I know it's because I cannot get adequate sleep.

But you are right, it's only worse when the newborn is here...
Me too. Saturday I was up at 2am and couldn't get back to sleep until 5! I watched Intersection and the last 1/2 of Stir of Echoes! I'm still feeling it today. I woke up Saturday itchy and dry. I had to slather myself with lotion and drink tons of water.
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I remember waking up at 4 am one morning and writing 30 thank-yous for my baby shower.
Now there's a good idea! I wanted to do housework last night (this morning?) but I didn't want to be noisy and wake up my husband. That's the perfect time to work on my thank you notes
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I remember waking up at 4 am one morning and writing 30 thank-yous for my baby shower.
Now there's a good idea! I wanted to do housework last night (this morning?) but I didn't want to be noisy and wake up my husband. That's the perfect time to work on my thank you notes
not to guano.. but how did your shower go?? was it a surprise or planned... did you get good stuff??

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:46 PM   #8
 
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It was fun! Not a surprise - I knew about it because my MIL and GMIL came up for the weekend and stayed with us. It was very nice; no cheesy games. The one "game" we did was that everyone got an index card with an age/life event written at the top (such as "16 - learning to drive") and had to write down a piece of advice for me and/or the child at that age. When I opened that person's card/gift they'd give me their index card and I'd read them out loud. It was really cute.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:02 PM   #9
 
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It was fun! Not a surprise - I knew about it because my MIL and GMIL came up for the weekend and stayed with us. It was very nice; no cheesy games. The one "game" we did was that everyone got an index card with an age/life event written at the top (such as "16 - learning to drive") and had to write down a piece of advice for me and/or the child at that age. When I opened that person's card/gift they'd give me their index card and I'd read them out loud. It was really cute.
I used that 'game' for a shower I once planned. Some of the advice was so great.

I remember having such a hard time sleeping. Comfort, bladder, insomnia, it was bad, and it seemed to be every 2 hours. I learned to double up on cal/mag, and took the second dose in the evening. It really helped. Getting 'busy' seemed to help. And lastly, sleeping on the left side with a pillow between my knees. I still sleep that way, 10 yrs later.
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I remember waking up at 4 am one morning and writing 30 thank-yous for my baby shower.
Now there's a good idea! I wanted to do housework last night (this morning?) but I didn't want to be noisy and wake up my husband. That's the perfect time to work on my thank you notes
You are much nicer that i was! If i wanted to clean, i did even if he was sleeping.

He always slept through it anyway, even this morning when Steven woke up and i vacuumed at 7:30 am...DH did not stir!
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
 
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No advice except, this too shall pass.
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