Elizabeth (greyautumnrain) wrote,

Sleepless in Somerville

I am beginning to understand why most people stop at two kids. Pregnancy is kicking my butt a lot more and sooner the second time around. I’ve been feeling more aches and pains, and have gotten to the point where I feel like I can’t last much longer about four weeks sooner than it happened the last time around. I’m sure that a small part of it is the need to keep up with a toddler. Based on my gym workout I’m actually in better shape this time around than I was last time around, I just feel worse. I suspect that part of it may also be that the boy may be bigger than Margaret was. My belly button disappeared earlier. Part of it just seems to be that different pregnancies are different, even in the same woman.

It’s the insomnia that is really bugging me. I had some last time around. Back then I would wake up around 3:30 in the morning and not be able to get back to sleep until 5:00. That was slightly irritating, but it wasn’t a big deal and mostly I dealt with it by logging into World of Warcraft and gathering herbs. This time around I’m not playing Warcrack anymore, and the insomnia is much, much worse. Last night I could not get to sleep at all until after 5 am, and while it was the worst night so far it wasn’t that much worse than ordinary for the past week. I do not like where the trend is going. There is a huge difference between being up for 90 minutes in the middle of the night and just not being able to sleep at all until nearly 6 hours after you originally went to bed. It’s not that I’m not sleepy either. I do feel sleepy, I just can’t sleep. I’m not sure I can last another nine weeks +/- 2, but I don’t have much choice given that the baby needs to finish developing before he comes out.

I remind myself that there will be a baby at the end of this, and if he is even a tenth as sweet and wonderful as Margaret is it will all be worth it. It's just that I'd like to sleep more than two hours a night between now and February 4th, or whenever they boy decides to come out.

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