Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sleepless in Texas

It is 12:34 a.m. and I can hear my husband snoring in the next room and my son talking to himself in his crib. I am up in my recliner in the living room unable to sleep. I desperately want to try to enjoy this last month of pregnancy before my world gets turned upside down but it is hard to do that when I haven't had a decent nights sleep in I don't know how long.

I know I got off easy in my last pregnancy skipping those last 7 1/2 weeks of my 3rd trimester although I would gladly have traded all those nights sleep for having my baby not have to stay in the NICU. It does seem to be nature's cruel joke to deprive expectant mothers of decent sleep for weeks or months before the arrival of a new baby. As if the sleepless nights after the baby gets here aren't enough.

Besides the backaches, rib pain, non-stop peeing, restless legs and general uncomfortableness this also happens to be the baby's most active time of the day. Throw in some baby hiccups and you have one tired mommy. I know it is all worth it in the end and someday this will be a nice distant fuzzy memory but tonight I just needed to vent.

7 comments:

Kristine said...

I haven't slept well in 3 years...well, maybe a handful of nights. It sucks, and I so commiserate with you.

juliannabelle said...

Oh, I remember that part of pregnancy well (too well- I still haven't caught up on sleep and my youngest is now one...).
Hang in there.
Hopefully you're able to nap a bit during the day.
I did occasionally resort to Tylenol pm on some of those nights.

stacey said...

i would will you one of my restful nights, but i have few of them as well! :( but i know you are way more miserable than me right now, so i do pray for you some rest!

JR Photography said...

I am so sorry! As I read what you wrote I was reminded of how hard it was with Brodes. I had heartburn that was really awful. Sleep certainly wasn't something I did. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Someday soon you will be sleeping again! Hang in there.

Haley said...

Hope you feel better soon! He's almost ready to be here!

Stephanie said...

Oooh, hang in there! I remember this all too well. Especially the rib pain, OM goodness!I bet this baby will come out super sweet since it can keep itself occupied!

newduck said...

Restless legs! That was the worst part of pregnancy for me. Good luck getting through this last month - before you know it it'll be a distant memory.