Urgh, pre baby insomnia - anyone else?!

(5 Posts)
RugbyWidow7 Wed 05-Mar-14 06:20:47

I had this with my first and I'm now 40+1 with second and haven't been sleeping again for the last week or so. Last night I managed 11-3.30am and it's been similar for a week or so. I'm so tired. I know people say it's good preparation for a newborn but I really don't need that, it's the worst preparation for labour and a new born I can think of!! I already have a 2.5yr old ds who still wakes 5.30/6am - I'm WELL prepared in that department!

Does anyone else struggle with this? Have you found any magical solutions?

Mogz Wed 05-Mar-14 08:17:34

The only thing that helped me was nappin during the day too, any chance you could get a bit of kip when our toddler does?
Hope baby arrives soon, good luck.

Melonbreath Wed 05-Mar-14 11:05:37

I had it. By my due date at 4am i was up and staggering around exhausted but unable to sleep.

Seff Wed 05-Mar-14 11:15:26

Yes, napping is one of my reliefs as well, although my DD is coming up 4, so a bit older than your DS.

If your DS doesn't still nap, would he stay sat on the sofa with you if you provided plenty of snacks, drinks and cbeebies? I have to admit this is my saviour of an afternoon at the moment, I get to doze for about an hour but obviously it depends on your child.

Other than that, I find myself in bed for 9 most nights, sometimes having a bath beforehand can help.

PenguinsEatSpinach Wed 05-Mar-14 16:06:26

Oh, I am getting this. Two sodding hours it took me to get to sleep last night, and I'm only 33 weeks.

Do you have anyone who can take your DH for a bit? Do you have a partner who could do a few mornings?

The only consolation I can offer is that, the night before I went into labour with DD2 I slept like a log. It's like my body knew that it was time to stop messing about and recharge!

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