Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sleep Deprived

I absolutely believe it's true when they say that nobody would have more than one child if they truly remembered what it was like.

And I'm not just talking about the labor and delivery part. I'm talking about the anxious waiting, the strained ligaments, the inability to see to shave your legs, the swollen extremities, the trips to the bathroom every 20 minutes, and the total lack of sleep in the 3rd trimester. Really, my sleeping hasn't been too bad up until this past week. I had been sleeping in 5-6 hour chunks. Now I'm just grateful if I can get back to sleep after my waking every 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

If I ever did (and I don't know if I ever did) blame mothers for their children getting into things or injuring themselves while they slept on the couch....I definitely don't do that anymore. Yesterday I took two naps while my kids played, because of course, I hadn't slept the night before. Nor did I sleep well last night. Perhaps because I took two naps yesterday. Or perhaps because I had to use the bathroom a lot. Either way, it's a vicious cycle. One I can't wait to end.

If I sound like I'm complaining, I'm really not. Well okay, that's a total lie. I am. But I'm trying to be content with this stage of my pregnancy. I know that I was about done with the whole thing by around 32 weeks so now, at 37 weeks, I'm totally over it. But I will wait...patiently, I hope.

Although I'm still praying for September 2nd. :)


Andy and Cari said...

Ahhh, I love not being third trimester pregnant...thanks for reminding me. Ahh, the sweet bliss of bending over and touching my toes...or not seeing the inside of a bathroom for at least 2 hours.

Katy said...

It is a strange feeling to be in the bathroom and think, boy, I haven't been in here in a while - that's SO great! Though...I would trade my 3rd trimester sleep for the 1st 2 months of baby sleep...