Well, here it is 1:20 in the morning. Yesterday, I was up from 2-6 am. The night before 3-5 am. What is it about pregnancy that makes it so we CANNOT sleep during that last month or so? I guess between the baby kicking (I've got myself a soccer player) or the acid reflux (that started up last night for the first time ever) or the anxiety attacks (gotta love those, not!) or the inability to find a comfortable position and it's really a wonder that pregnant women get ANY sleep at all!
So what do you do when you can't sleep?
Having 2-4 hours of kid-free time in the middle of the night should be my most productive time. But honestly, I don't want to do anything b/c I am mad that I am not sleeping!
Tonight for instance, I've already: read a book, looked at old pictures, watched Noah's new goldfish swim around in their tank while wondering if fish sleep...(oh yeah, I was gonna google that), mentally packed my hospital bag (wishful thinking, quite ridiculous really, but I can't control my mind at night, it just swirls), tried to wake up Jared to complain about how I can't sleep again (he didn't respond), stared at the wall in bed for about an hour until my body started screaming at me to get up, and now here I am blogging. I felt like I had to talk to SOMEONE, even at the moment that someone is currently noone. Oh well, I know someone will read and hopefully, actually not hopefully, relate to what I am going through.
This has been happening for the last month.
I still have 7 long weeks to go until the baby is born.
Maybe I will talk to the DR. about sleeping pills. It's crossed my mind about 1,000 times.
Until then, if any of my fellow insomniacs have any good 'go to sleep' tidbits, I'm all ears.