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Friday, February 15, 2013

Obviously I should become a morning person

I have never been a morning person, like ever. I could sleep until 10am every day if I wanted to regardless of what time I went to bed. At least that was before. Something has definitely changed of late (I think it has something to do with the tiny human growing inside of me). There was a time not so long ago when I had a great relationship with sleep - we were best friends. I think my baby must be jealous of my relationship with sleep because it is doing everything it can to break us up. I have gone from being able to sleep in (on my days off anyway) to now waking up at 6am each morning. That's ignoring each hour during the night I wake to pee. Some people may like getting up when the sun comes up and being up in the fresh air and all that, but I am not one of them. 6am I should be asleep. I want to be snuggled up in my blanket warm in my bed dreaming - not wide awake. If only my body would agree.

My brain and my body have an epic battle at 6am when I am suddenly awake (despite having no apparent real sleep). My body wants to get up and do stuff because for some unknown reason it is raring to go. Which is a really weird feeling. My brain on the other hand is logical and realises that four hours of broken sleep should not be enough to function throughout the day so wants to go back to sleep. Unfortunately, trying to go back to sleep in the morning is just as successful as sleeping at night so I just end up walking around like a zombie all day. That doesn't stop me from trying to force myself back to sleep most of the time though.

However, if I go against every fibre in my being and allow myself to get up early it seems I am actually quite productive. I don't understand how it is possible to feel so awake and fresh so early in the morning when I know I haven't slept anywhere near what I want. I guess it might be one of those amazing superpowers us pregnant women have? Maybe. I don't give in to it very often, but when I do I become a domestic goddess. What would normally take me hours to complete (because of constant procrastination) can be achieved in fifteen minutes. Possibly because I'm a lot more motivated to do it and also, maybe equally, because there aren't any interesting tv shows on that early to distract me. Either way T loves it when I give in to these moods. He even told me I could quit work if this is what will happen each day.

So I'm starting to think that maybe I should give in to my new body clock more and just bite the bullet and get up in the morning. It's obviously what my body wants, right? You know all everyone says to you when your pregnant (apart from how are you feeling?) is just listen to what your body is telling you. Afterall there are always nanna naps in the afternoon... and who doesn't love a nanna nap.

Toni xx

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  1. Those pregnancy hormones do crazy things to your emotions and sleep cycle. It'll get better as the pregnancy advances. When my twins were babies, I just tried to sleep when they slept, and it worked out OK. New parenting does involve some sleepless nights, but it won't last forever.

    1. I'm sure there will be many sleepless nights once the baby is here. It's just very odd getting used to not being able to control what my body wants to do. Guess this little bubba is already controlling me from the inside.

  2. Well, I guess our bodies have a way of letting us know when to sleep, eat, jump for joy or cry out in pain. Because you are pregnant, I would suggest (not that I'm any expert in pregnancy) you listen to what your body is telling you to do, because you're tired for a reason. That little lady or gentleman inside is growing nicely and maybe it's just taking what it needs right now, so you're get tired because of it.
    Enjoy the rest now, because when your baby arrives there just might be a period when you get lack of it, :)

    1. I have definitely found that I am a lot more tired, but at random times. Every day this week I have needed a nanna nap in the afternoon to get through the day and yet I cant sleep properly at night. I guess its just all part of the experience.