Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Up All Night

So, my only pregnancy complaint is sleep, or lack thereof. And let me tell you something right now, my loyal 4 readers: If ANY of you leave a comment along the lines of "Just wait until the baby comes and then you'll know what no sleep is!" I will drive to your part of the world and punch you. Repeatedly. We are all intelligent adults here, so spare me the platitudes. (Wow, I'm such a bitch when I'm pregnant and sleep deprived!)

In the last few weeks, I've been having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and getting comfortable while sleeping. Some of the falling asleep problems are anxiety related, I'm sure (Holy shit, we're having a baby in about a month!) but alot of it is due to restless leg syndrome. Ugh. I got the Jimmy Legs. I lay there and try to relax but after about 20 minutes I just start twitching and adjusting and flipping and stretching. I would say it makes me feel bad for Nick, but he has not once woken up to my endless movement.

Then there's the staying asleep problem. Tonight I got in bed at 9:30 to read myself to sleep. (I'm reading Sarah Silverman's book and it is H-I-larious, and I'm not really a fan of her TV show.) Anyway, I fell asleep pretty quickly and was WIDE awake by 11pm. I read on my iPhone for awhile but then I had to keep getting up to pee and pretty soon I just gave up and came into the living room. For the past 3 nights I have been sleeping on the couch. Sigh.

We met with the midwife today and everything is going really well. I have to get tested for Group B strep in my next visit (the appointments are coming every week now!!) and hopefully it will be negative which means I don't have to worry about getting antibiotics during labor. Nick mentioned to the midwife that I am having trouble sleeping and she mentioned the old wives' tale of "nature preparing your for less sleep". And when I thought about it, I had to agree that there is some merit to it. Before I got pregnant, if I got this little sleep I would have to call in sick to work or else I would be a total zombie. I would get sick and feel generally crappy for a few days. But now, I get about 5 hours of very broken sleep, wake up at my usual time and get on with my day.

Really it's just the boredom at night that I hate. At least after Calvin gets here, I'll have something cute to look at when I'm up all night. Until then, I'm just chilling on the couch, alone, watching the Office reruns.

In all honesty, though, I have been so lucky in this pregnancy. I feel good most of the time. I haven't even been bothered by the heat so far. In the coming weeks we have a lot of fun things planned. My mom is coming this weekend to rearrange all our nursery furniture. Next weekend we have 2 baby showers and our childbirth class at the hospital which includes our hospital tour and I am really excited about it.

And after all that...he'll be here.


Ryan and Katie said...

I think I watched all the Office reruns twice through when I couldn't sleep during pregnancy! It's a good choice.

Katherine said...

I will make those cookies for your work shower if you want! I would be glad to!