There are a few things that I was told would likely happen while I was pregnant. Things like you may feel nauseated for weeks on end, you'll want to eat things that were never appetizing before. There will be the inevitable backaches, and you'll probably want to burn most of your maternity wardrobe by the time the baby arrives. But one of the things that people failed to mention to me was how soon insomnia can begin.
Don't get me wrong, I am still practically falling into bed each night with hopes of at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, but between the bathroom trips and the early wake up calls, I find it hard to get more than five hours of sleep at a time. Doesn't this insomnia thing usually happen later in pregnancy?!
I guess you can call it 'training for when the baby comes,' but I didn't think it would start this early. Just last week, I was up and out of bed before B almost every day. Once I am awake and scanning through Facebook on my phone, there is little to no hope of me falling back to sleep. So, my days are beginning earlier and earlier.
There is something peaceful about those early mornings. I find myself so much more motivated and productive when I am up and ready for the day by 6:30AM.
Still, some mornings I spend my early hours shopping online (hello, drawer full o' baby clothes!), or browsing my Instagram feed. We all know how much of a time suck that can be.
I am wondering if purchasing a Snoogle will aid this problem, or perhaps it just means that I need to be more active during my days? Pretty soon I will be turning into one of those women that is snacking and watching Lifetime movies at four in the morning.
I don't think I'm quite ready for that reality yet.
Anyone else go through this? Any tips to share??