I thought I had had a bad night sleep before, that was until last night/this morning. I woke up at 3:00AM and it is now 5:37AM and seeing as I have resorted to blogging it is clear that I never fell back asleep. Talk about brutal. I felt bad for staying in bed because I knew I was keeping Andrew up by tossing, turning, sighing and pinning on my very bright phone. So with a rumbling tummy I rolled out of bed at 5:00, brushed my teeth and grabbed a bag of pretzels. I am in serious need of some sleep, but apparently my brain just isn’t in the mood to relax. I wasn’t even thinking about anything important, just couldn’t turn my brain off or couldn’t get comfortable, I dunno which, maybe both. Here are some things I thought about/tried to do to fall back asleep.
-Pam once told me to go through the alphabet and assign a Bible character to each letter. I got to Naomi and grew bored.
-I have been a crazy person about turning the air conditioning on. I keep telling people, if the pregnant person can tolerate the heat, so can you. I caved at 4:00 when Andrew got up. I had the windows open and had developed a sore throat and stuffy nose. I assumed it was due to allergies and wanted to shut the house back up and condition the now allergen infested air. That turned out to be pointless.
– At some point I started thinking about my prenatal appointments and I realized I’m going to miss my 28 week appointment due to a trip to Boston. I have no clue how I’m going to reschedule that, considering it’s a 2 hour appointment and my doctor is impossible to get into! That just threw me into a tizzy that I couldn’t relax from.
-My mind wandered to the lottery and I thought to myself that it was kind of a bummer that we didn’t win. On the one hand it would have changed our lives in some ways that are undesirable, but on the other hand we would have had a lot of fun blessing people in need. The conversation Andrew and I had over and over again was how we could stay in our house and keep our kids safe once people knew we had all this money. We basically came to the conclusion that we couldn’t and my parents suggested we give our house to someone who needed one and move to a more secure neighborhood. That would be fun to do, give someone your house, no strings attached! I hope someone who will do amazing things wins the money.
-I would blame this on Ellery, but honestly she’s been a perfect little angel and has slept through the night as far as I can tell (and blaming your kids is probably a bad parenting practice anyway). The sleeplessness has to be a pregnancy thing because this has never happened before, but I didn’t feel all that uncomfortable and since I wasn’t a back sleeper before I haven’t really had to change my sleeping habits much. However when they tell you not to sleep on your back that becomes the most appealing sleep position. I tried the wedge, I tried sleeping on my tummy (doctor says this is totally fine) I flipped, I flopped and I failed.
-Then of course as always I just get mad that I’m awake. I try to reason with my brain/body. Hello body, don’t you know it’s Hudson’s big day tomorrow? He’s turning 3, we’re having a big party in the morning and I need my sleep!
And now, my friends, I have successfully made my eye lids really heavy so I’m going to head back to bed, I don’t have to be up for another 2 and 1/2 hours. Wish me luck!