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So sick of pregnancy insomnia!

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Jojoba1986 Mon 12-Nov-12 03:01:35

I seem incapable of sleeping for more than a few hours at night. I slept for maybe 2 hours tonight & now feel wide awake & just know I'm not going to get back to sleep for ages! If I do manage to sleep for more than 2 hours I'll wake up at bang on 4.30. I can sleep for Britain in the afternoon though & have shouted at DH several times when he's woken me up to ask what I want for dinner! Poor bloke!

I've not had the easiest start to this pregnancy. I've been nauseated almost 24-7 since 3dpo, absolutely exhausted until a few days ago when my new sleep pattern emerged & have been really dizzy. I have drugs to take when I get the nausea/dizziness but at just over 10 weeks that seems to be easing now.

Just needed to moan! Anyone else have bizarre sleeping patterns?

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Mon 12-Nov-12 03:07:38

I'm the same as you ATM although now 35 wks, I've slept awfully through the whole pregnancy and am looking forward to baby being here for some sleep! Lol

MumOfTwoCats Mon 12-Nov-12 03:08:00

Hi! Yes i have it too! 18 weeks pg now. Getting used to it! So frustrating!

datingthedevil Mon 12-Nov-12 03:15:16

Same here. My sleep pattern is so screwed up now. I'm 35+4 and wide awake. More awake now than when I drove to london and back earlier today.

I'm wide awake at night, wanting to get on with my to do list and by day too tired to do anything. It's awful. I've nothing ready for baby, no bags packed, no nappies etc. I just can't face it as I'm too tired sad1

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 12-Nov-12 03:39:38

<waves> 34 + 1 here and I'll be a bloody zombie in the morning but right now I couldn't sleep if you paid me. Just one of those fabulous pregnancy symptoms I think.

Must not kill next person who says "you wait til you have a baby, then you'll know what sleepless nights are!"

MumOfTwoCats Mon 12-Nov-12 03:39:49

datingthedevil I feel the same. Have a list but no energy! The worst thing is the late night googling! Current crazy armchair diagnosis is incompetent cervix! I'm driving myself insane!

Jojoba1986 Mon 12-Nov-12 03:39:53

Noooo! Everyone was supposed to say, "Yes, I had an awful sleeping pattern at that point too but it got better after a few days!" wink

I have a 1 year old DS to look after. So far he's been an absolute angel & sleeps all morning, eats a late-ish lunch & has milk & then happily plays in his cot for a few hours until Daddy gets home! He goes to bed relatively late so gets a good few hours of playing & floor space in the evenings but still I'm sad about all the things he's missing out on. He used to have 3 mornings a week of playing with other children/other toys out of the house & now only gets 1. It upsets me that I'm not able to take him out more at the moment. My pregnancy with him was brilliant. I had no nausea etc, I'd have a nap in the afternoons but generally I was fine. If I'd known how much worse this one would be then we'd have waited before TTC this time so DS would be old enough (& used to) being shipped off to grandparents for a few days on a regular basis! The closest relatives are an hour away so not close enough to just take him for a few hours occasionally!

I love how quickly several people replied! It's nice to know I'm not the only one up at this ridiculous time!

Jojoba1986 Mon 12-Nov-12 03:47:22

I know all about armchair diagnoses & too much googling! My scan's not for another 2 weeks & 7.25 hours (to be precise wink). I'm already convinced it's twins! The only twins in my family are my mum's cousins - no contact with them so no idea if they're identical or fraternal but am convinced I'm having 1 boy & 1 girl. I've decided on the buggy we'll get & I'm going to call them Elizabeth (Libby) Alice & Levi John. I have waaaaay too much time on my hands when I don't have anyone to talk to! grin

Neverme Mon 12-Nov-12 03:51:04

I hear you all ... Yes I'd happily throttle anyone who says wait until the baby is here! Op I have a 2.5 yr old DS. Seems a lot harder this time round as my time isn't my own to rest up. Right off to bed to try and get some zzzz as have work in the morning

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Mon 12-Nov-12 03:58:35

Hi willyou and dating

Unfortunately op I think some people just sleep badly while pg. it shall all be worth it though!

Bunnychan Mon 12-Nov-12 04:01:15

Glad it's not just me! I sleep so well when I first got to bed but I keep on waking around 3 and really struggle to go back to sleep. My mind starts to kick into gear and its so annoying. Oh well up at 6 for work anyway :-s

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 12-Nov-12 04:13:18

Hi stacey

johoba I have only had this in the last few weeks, before that I was sleeping straight through with the occasional bad night so there may be hope for you yet grin

Susieloo Mon 12-Nov-12 04:24:15

Just running on to your thread quickly to say I had really awful pregnancy insomnia and used to hate it when people made the 'wait until the baby is here' comment. My own experience has been that whilst you do get less sleep obviously the quality of sleep is so much better, I would rather have decent sleep with frequent wakings and be able to go back to sleep straight away than not be able to sleep at allsmile

shinyblackgrape Mon 12-Nov-12 04:27:51

Yes! Wide awak here at 38+2. I actually feel like crying as I'm tired but just cannot sleep

Have had to start sleeping in another room from DH - which I hate - as I was keeping him awake. Sonpissed off generally with this

MumofWombat Mon 12-Nov-12 04:44:58

I hear ya! 19 +2 weeks in, and I have sept badly since I peed on a stick! In fact I think I got more sleep when DS was little.....
I'm getting through books on the kindle a a rate of knots at the moment with all the reading I do in the wee small hours of the morning. And I then spend my days (even though I have an eighteen month DS to deal with) in a 'foggy' state.
I really want some energy!

KFFOREVER Mon 12-Nov-12 04:59:34

Yep im wide awake too and have been since 3am. Its soooo hard to function during the day when you can't sleep at night. Those with dc's as well as being pregnant, i admire your strength. My problem is i sleep on my side but my hips start to ache after a few mins. Pre pregnancy i slept on my front. Ive tried pillows although it helps a bit my hips still ache. :-(

Jojoba1986 Mon 12-Nov-12 05:12:59

I'm sleeping separately too. DS is still in our bedroom & I've just gone to collect him so DH can get a bit more sleep before work. He didn't even flinch when I went in. Sooo jealous!

I'm sleeping on the sofa bed in the loft room which is where we keep the TV. At least I have that to entertain me but there's nothing interesting on at this time! There should be a pregnancy/breastfeeding channel that only broadcasts from midnight-7am. It could show lots of discussions of current parenting theories, breastfeeding advice shows & adverts for baby products. I'm going to start playing the lottery & start my own channel! grin

Ellypoo Mon 12-Nov-12 05:30:48

I'm awake too - woke to go to the loo at 5, and cannot get back to sleep sad am so tired constantly though that I've found I need 10 hrs sleep each night just to be able to function in the day but this is new. Have slept brilliantly up to now. Am 14+6 and could not cope if it's going to be like this the rest of the way...

FranTan Mon 12-Nov-12 05:42:49

Me too. Awake since 3am every single night. Fortunatelyam on maternity leaveand can nap during the day. Perhaps this just makes the insomnia worse. It's very tedious though.

HarlettOScara Mon 12-Nov-12 05:45:11

Another just popping in to say that I had terrible insomnia for the entire pregnancy, made worse towards the end by SPD. It sucks!! Tthe only time I slept well was when we went on a cruise holiday at 17/18 weeks. The motion of the ship made me sleep like a log. Not a terribly practical solution, sorry!

It does go away when baby is born. And I have got way more sleep in the last 19 weeks since DD was born than I did in the nearly 42 weeks that I was pg smile

Jojoba1986 Mon 12-Nov-12 06:41:30

I'd love to move onto a boat but I'm motion-sensitive at the moment so I don't think it'd help! sad

datingthedevil Mon 12-Nov-12 09:24:17

You know you have had a bad night when u r still awake when the breakfast show starts on the radio. Finally got to sleep sometime after 5 and woke before 8 sad

I hope you all have a good day x

DyeInTheEar Mon 12-Nov-12 09:25:35

Was lurking at 4am this morning after a night of agonising cramps that never quite went away, needing the loo, being woken up by DD, painful hips & swollen bruised arm from WC jab.

I was a vile horrible shit mother on the school run and could now cry because of the guilt / exhaustion. 37 weeks.... and counting.

2blessed Mon 12-Nov-12 11:06:59

I missed this thread at 3am this morning... I'm also part of that club adn have been for a long time. Still working as well so I get quite grumpy/sleepy at about midday. Oh well, not long to go now...

Neverme Mon 12-Nov-12 21:01:41

Hope you all get a reasonable amount of winks tonight. I wasn't too bad after my waking, went into work slightly late and that got me through the day. Plus am generally exhausted anyway so trying to eat properly for fuel. But tomorrow I do need to get in early so fingers crossed for a good sleep

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