Saturday, December 17, 2011

I'm a little jealous!

I don't really think I'm a very jealous person, overall.  I like to think that I'm genuinely happy when things go well for others and am not too envious.  However, I have to admit that I've been very jealous of one thing lately...

FALLING ASLEEP!  Apparently, I've caught a case of pregnancy insomnia.  I find myself going to bed, feeling more than ready to fall asleep, and then just laying there.... waiting... thinking.... wishing I was asleep!  It's been hard to turn my brain off.  It's not necessarily that I'm stressed or even thinking about the pregnancy.  It's more just jumping from random thought to random thought and not being able to relax.  For example, "I really like how the red ornaments on the tree look.... Did I take the dog's collar off?... I wonder how many times I'll have to watch Mickey's Choo Choo Express tomorrow... Oooh!  That was a big kick!... I should try to clear my mind... So & So's Christmas card photo was so nice..." etc. 

I'll be laying in bed, still wide awake, when I start to notice Ryan breathing heavier and all of a sudden I feel him jump a little, which is part of his nightly falling asleep routine.  And here I am thinking to myself again, "Jealous.  I wish I could fall asleep that fast!"

I've even been very comfortable sleeping/laying this time around, overall, which is different than it was with Brennan.  I'm hoping I can stay comfortable for quite a while longer, because that's just one less issue to deal with. 

For the most part, once I fall asleep, I'm fine until morning.  But if I end up getting up with Brennan, I can count on at least another 1/2 hour of laying in bed waiting to fall back asleep- and that's on a good night.  I'm not used to dealing with this mess!  I normally (unpregnant) am able to fall asleep quite quickly and sleep pretty soundly, so this has taken a lot of getting used to!  At least it seems to come in streaks and then improve for a little while.  I'm sure hoping it goes away in my 3rd trimester, which is approaching quickly!  I'm already 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant (in less than 2 hours)!  Boy, how has this pregnancy flown in comparison to last time!  I guess that's what having one kid already keeping you busy does!

So, does anyone have any tips to help, besides taking Unisom?  I've been desperate enough to do that a couple of times, but I don't like to.  Thanks in advance!


  1. Wish I had advice for you, cause with lorelai I had the same thing, just couldnt shut my brain off and when I could my acid reflux wouldnt shut off. So hopefully you can find something that works cause it makes for some long days.

  2. Yeah... I wish I could come up with something natural that works well, but so far I haven't been able to. Basically, on the nights I want to sleep really well I have to take either unisom or benedryl. I hate to do it, though...


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