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Old 09-16-2007, 11:38 PM   #11
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thanx momma, almost 2am and still awake here (LOL) I'm yawning though...but cant seem to pull myself away from my comp and watching Mr.Mom (I have it recorded)

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #12
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Re: I....CAN'T....SLEEP!

Just posted on your other thread... guess we're on the same pregnancy track! I have had trouble sleeping if I wake up around 1-2am and can't go back to sleep often until 4 or later. For me it has to do with being uncomfortable since I'm usually a back sleeper. Here are the things I have tried that have worked for me at the various stages of not sleeping:

Adding an egg crate onto my mattress (this was for hip pain)
Getting a contoured maternity pillow from Target (made by Boppy)
Sleeping on the couch (sometimes)
Last night we rearranged our bedroom so my side of the bed is against a wall. I put pillows against the wall and lean on an angle against them while lying on top of my maternity pillow.
I bought a nature sounds CD at Target - called Calming Sea. It has almost 20 minutes of uninterrupted ocean sounds with no music. I loaded it onto my MP3player and hit repeat!

I also do some relaxation with DH before bed and he often reads to me to get me to sleep.

I can't say my regiment is perfect because I keep adding things but I think that is part of the trick... know that each day will be different and maybe try a new thing that fits your mood and situation for that night. Hope tonight is better for you! (and for myself too!)
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:25 PM   #13
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thanks! ughhhhhhhhhhhhh once again its almost 1:30am and im awake but tonight its bc LITERALLY every 10min I have to get up to pee and its barely a trickle I gave up on trying to sleep tonight...sigh.

Loving the ideas though!! I cant breathe when i sleep on my back
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:02 AM   #14
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yeah, I have trouble sleeping too! Sending you some more sleepy vibes tonight.
Have you tried roibus tea? (sorry spelling) It works wonders.

I was up three to four times last night and took so long to get back to sleep it felt like I did not sleep. The feeling of just getting to sleep only to be woken up by three little boys ready to play and jump on your bed.


Hope you get some better sleep tonight.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:06 AM   #15
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thanks momma. no, thats the 1st time ive heard of that but ill check it out i have some chamomile tea but if i drink something ill be up peeing until 5am LOL

thankfully i have a toddler who likes to sleep in for now....lol
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #16
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I feel for you mamma...I remember those nights VERY WELL!
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #17
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Thats awesome that your toddler will let you sleep in. What a blessing after not sleeping at night.

Mine have been sleeping in till almost 8:00 am which is long for them, so I have had a bit more sleep than usual too. They must know that we need it more lol, or beware of "monster mommy". Nothing like a grump un-rested mommy trying to make oatmeal for breakfast while trying to get into a fun mood for the kids
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:12 AM   #18
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Re: I....CAN'T....SLEEP!

I was there last night. I took a nap yesterday and last night I was up about 12 times just in PAIN. My back is killing me. If I sleep on my side the LO sits on my nerves and cuts off circulation to my legs causing HORRIBLE leg cramps. So, on the back it is - which with his recent gaining of weight causes him to sink in me and put ungodly pressure on my back.

Sadly, I wish I was wide awake... but instead I end up more exhausted and nap the next day... starting the cycle all over again
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