Sleep--Who Needs It Anyway?
ME!!! As we get closer to meeting Baby A. (still no name, by the way) sleep is drifting further and further from me. I wish I could pull it back and cradle it close, but no such luck. Literally every time I put my head down on the pillow she receives a message that it's time to wake up and put on a dance recital. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely cherish every movement I feel, it's just a tad difficult to sleep when someone is practicing pirouettes in your womb. Tim has compared her movements to flubber bouncing around, ha. My recent reading explains that she is now on a similar sleep schedule to what she'll be on when she arrives, sleeping in 20-40 minute cycles. And that seems accurate because she moves around for about 30 minutes when I lie down. On top of her recitals, nasal congestion has hit full force, making it hard to breathe and leaving me attached to the tissue box. Sleeping upright helps some, which also assists in minimizing the acid reflux. Although every time I switch sides, which feels like every ten minutes, the acid reflux rises again. Then there's the return of the hip pain, and the constant pain in my back--which Tim is faithful to massage for relief. And just when sleep has settled in...it's time to pee, and pee, and then pee again! At least Tim is a deep sleeper because if I were him I'd be going insane with all the rustling I've been doing. He wakes up for work at 5:30 on the average day and I attempt to return to sleep for another 30 minutes after he leaves before the pups have to be fed. And then I get my best sleep, napping until around 10 A.M. Thank goodness for this, otherwise I would not be functional. I'm truly blessed to be able to stay home right now and not work. I'm in amazement of the women that work up until their due date with all the lack of sleep! But God knows what he's doing in preparing our bodies for the soon-to-be sleepless nights of child rearing.
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