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Anyone else feel like they're wasting their last few days/weeks of 'freedom' sleeping?

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PrincessJenga Sun 03-Jul-11 19:09:41

Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to be a mum. I'm really looking forward to meeting LO. I go gooey every time I look at the baby stuff we've bought (and everyone else's baby stuff actually) and the nesting/protective instinct has already kicked in BIG TIME.

However, I'm still having moments where I think 'Ooh, I won't be able to do that for a while' (driving through town and seeing couples all dressed up for a night out last night; going to the cinema with DP; going to comedy clubs etc etc --basically anything that will involve me leaving PFB with a babysitter for the first 18 years of his life--) and I feel I should be doing as much of that as possible now. This is great in theory, but I'm just sooooooo tired that even when DP comes up with great ideas for 'dates' (day or night!) I just want to sleep. Anyone else finding the same?

Pussinflatboots Sun 03-Jul-11 19:11:58

I felt the same. Dd is now 5 months and I wish I'd slept even more grin.

LoveBeingAbleToNamechange Sun 03-Jul-11 19:12:51

As someone who is pg with no. 2 please sleep and enjoy it, not cause of you lo but because when you are pg again with no.2 you will have no chance for any extra rest [yawn]

RitaMorgan Sun 03-Jul-11 19:20:23

There's no reason you can't have a night out once you have a baby! I went to a comedy night when ds was 8 weeks old.

The only things you can't do when you have a baby is get wildly drunk and sleep as much as you like - and you can't get wildly drunk when you're pregnant either. Enjoy all that sleep!

Trinaluce Sun 03-Jul-11 19:52:12

I WISH I was wasting my time sleeping! Instead I'm looking after a 2 year old and trying to get the house ready for putting on the market. Sleep now. Regret nothing.

PrincessJenga Sun 03-Jul-11 19:52:28

Ah, fair point. Perhaps I need to twist my head round a bit. Sleep is something I can get now, everything else can wait till later!

MavisEnderby Sun 03-Jul-11 19:56:59

Enjoy your sleepssmileYou will be able to do the going out/comedy club stuff after a while when little one is born,but fwiw,I have a 7 yo and 5 yo (who wakes at 5am),so sleep ins are a distant memorygrin.(Hopefully you have a lovely dh/dp who may be able to accomadate you getting some lie ins but LP heresmile)

Congrats on your pg though,children are fab,if tiringsmile

emoo777 Sun 03-Jul-11 19:59:58

Have as much rest as you can - health comes before everything and if you feel like you need it, you do!

Petalouda Sun 03-Jul-11 20:00:35

ohh, sleeeeep..... how I miss it sad

(DS is 14wks & neighbours deserve ASBOs)

OP, please sleep for me too!

KatieWatie Sun 03-Jul-11 20:06:36

OP I totally understand and feel the same. I'm trying to heed advice given here and sleep as much as possible but there always seems to be some chore or other to do.

To be honest it's pretty easy for me as it's not as if I had some wild lifestyle pre-pregnancy, we wouldn't go out clubbing and we'd rather get a DVD than go to the cinema (god I sound so boring). The one thing I am fretting about is our inability to travel as much/far and I keep wondering if it's too late to book some mad longhaul exotic holiday to squeeze in before the baby arrives!

Continuum Sun 03-Jul-11 20:06:48

Like others have said, just absolutely enjoy it because if you go on to have another you will look back with great envy that you actually got some rest first time around!! That's what I'm doing right now!

silverangel Sun 03-Jul-11 21:35:14

I am sleeping as much as possible - with twins on the way I don't think there's going to be much of that for a long timesmile

silverangel Sun 03-Jul-11 21:37:24

I am sleeping as much as possible - with twins on the way I don't think there's going to be much of that for a long timesmile

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