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3:30 a.m. Toss and Turn - Pregnancy Update #5

June 2-12, 2009

If you are familiar with my 2 a.m. toss and turn, you will realize quickly that I spoke too soon about it ending. Now at the beginning of June, I'm dealing with the 3:30 a.m. toss and turn. It doesn't happen every night, but when it does happen, I toss and turn trying to find a comfortable position as my gut and stomach feels like it is eating itself alive. I should just get out of bed because as I lay there, my mind wanders to the gazillion things I should do the next day, or the receipt I should have put into the checkbook register two days ago. I've come up with a fun game while tossing and turning: I talk to my husband when I wake up in the middle of the night and cause him to toss and turn a bit.

The other night he rolled over and I said, "Hi." To which he replied, "Hi." Then I asked him what he was doing, and he said, "nothing." He rolled over, pulled the covers tight against his neck and began to breathe deeply and fall asleep. I asked him about it in the morning and he has no recollection of our conversation. I think I can squeeze in all sorts of things to ask him in the middle of the night like, "Will you give me a foot rub...empty the dish washer...do the laundry...cook dinner?" Hopefully he will answer yes, not recall what he said in the middle of the night and just do it for me!

Of course this morning break also gives me the opportunity to count my blessings and be grateful I am not sicker than a dog, am still feeling great most of the time and just realizing I could be way worse off than I am!

Someone has asked me if I am tired. I'm not really any more tired than usual, some days I seem to not want to get out of bed in the morning, but that seemed to happen pretty regularly pre-pregnancy, so I don't really attribute that to being pregnant. Some nights after work I have all sorts of energy, go to the gym, come home to cook dinner, and other nights I want to take a nap right after work, but it isn't anything that prohibits me from my usual lifestyle.