Pregnancy: 32 weeks, 5 days
Sleeping has never come easily to me. Actually I should correct that statement. Sleeping at NIGHT has never come easily to me. 3 o'clock on a bright and beautiful afternoon? No problem, I'll be snoring before I know it. 1am on a weekday? Wide eyed and bushy tailed.
Since having Tanner, my night sleeping schedule has slowly changed more towards the normal end. I still stay up much later than I should each night, but I am at least tired at normal times and often had no problem falling asleep when it was dark out. All of that has changed with pregnancy.
The first and most of the second trimester I was tired all the time. Every chance I got I would sleep. It was equal parts wonderful and annoying. As soon as I entered the third trimester, my sleep came to a screeching halt. Much of this was mostly a physical thing. It takes me almost 25 minutes each night trying to arrange all my pillows perfectly around my body so each section is properly supported. I have my 2 head pillows, my belly pillow, my back pillow to lean against, my pillow for between my knees to support my legs and hips, and then I sometimes have a pillow under my feet if I happen to be swelling that night. Each one is perfectly arranged, and if I have to get up to pee (I should say when, not if) or I roll over then the process gets started all over again.
I think last night was probably the worst yet. On top of everything else I have been battling what I'm assuming is a chest and head cold. Pregnancy already swells the sinus cavities which can make breathing a bit more difficult than normal, but throw in a head cold and I can forget about breathing thru my nose. Between that, the pillow rearrange, the heat, having to mouth breathe, and the sudden and spastic coughing fits I would say that I got maybe an hour or two of sleep last night.
I think the most frustrating part of this all is I know it's one of the few things that won't go away after giving birt...