Saturday, March 20, 2010

rise & shine all hours.

one of the not so fun aspects of pregnancy for me is that my body decides it can't sleep. it pretty much happens from day one of pregnancy and stretches, well, until the little bambino pushes out into the world and continues to deprive me of sleep for another 10 months.

i can never predict when it will happen or what will spur it on, but usually it is either my mind racing, or restless leg syndrome (another gift of pregnancy), sciatica or general discomfort. i toss and turn until i can't handle it anymore.

here i am, with about 2 months to go in this pregnancy, up at 5 am on a saturday morning. matt and m are sound asleep, and here i am, sitting on the couch tired
i've been awake since 3:30, trying all of my tricks to fall back asleep. at a certain point, i just give up, and out to the couch it is to read, or blog, or somehow occupy myself.

i always thought i would be one of those women who loved being pregnant, and who had such an easy pregnancy at that. (not sure where that concept came from) and yet...not so much. both times around my body has paid the price for carrying a little one.

dear little baby, i love you already, but seriously. you are going to keep me awake at all hours come may, so why not give me the gift of uninterrupted deep sleep until then? xo, your mommy who really would love two more hours of sleep right about now.


  1. I hope you are able to get some rest soon! I remember those nights (I had pregnancy induced insomnia, too- ugh).

    Sending some "happy sleep vibes" your way!

  2. i should have called you...i was up from 3-5 a.m.--my brain racing. sigh.

  3. and you both should have called Steve. he was up from 4:00-5:30 last night. (though not pregnant!). sorry sooz. hoping for good rest for you tonight.

  4. You are so cute and I miss you, have you gotten your phone back yet?

  5. i have restless leg syndrome all the time, and i'm obvs not preggers. so i know how much it sucks. i nick-named it "the jimmy's". not sure why. just easier to say when Anna asks me why i can't be still, while trying to go to sleep.

    i feel for you.


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