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Aargh! I can't sleep? Is it just me?

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BadMissM Fri 30-Nov-12 03:18:46

Being awake all night was one of the things that caused me to take a pregnancy test...and yes I was. But this is getting ridiculous. Went ot bed at 11.00, and finally got up half an hour ago at 2.30, having had not a minute of sleep. It's driving me mad. Anyone else?

KatyJ26 Fri 30-Nov-12 03:58:32

Not pregnant snotty baby attached to me which is why I'm not asleep so no pearls of wisdom, just didn't want you to feel on your own

ScubaSarah Fri 30-Nov-12 04:25:24

BadMissM, me too sad driving me and DH crazy and I have a 2.5 hour commute so I desperately need some rest! I'm hoping it's cos my mind is over active and excited (only got my BFP last Sunday) and will settle soon. Hope you get some sleep xx

Pochemuchka Fri 30-Nov-12 04:45:26

Poor you!

I'm wide awake too. I manage to sleep the first part of the night but come 2,3,4 am I am a total insomniac!
Looks like DD (3) is having the same problems as she's just come into bed with me! smile

Chuckaluck Sat 01-Dec-12 05:57:03

I am exactly the same. Only 5 weeks but not had a decent nights sleep in the last week. Hormones are clearly sending me mad! Waking up to pee (which I have never done before!) and then can't go back to sleep. Am exhausted so you are definitely not alone!

cogitosum Sat 01-Dec-12 05:58:53

I'm exactly the same at 7 weeks! Morning everyone!

plonko Sat 01-Dec-12 06:12:46

Oh dear, 27 weeks here and getting up to pee then staying awake is just a regularity now. I tend to go to bed around 10pm these days!! Need to get up for work in an hr and I think I'll be like I zombie today!

MaMaPo Sat 01-Dec-12 06:15:04

You're not alone - I'm 38 weeks today and have been awake since 3.45am. It's not been consistently like this throughout the pregnancy though - just got a bit worse the last couple of weeks.

charllie Sat 01-Dec-12 06:15:23

I'm the same. Fall asleep fine then from 1 onwards most nights wake for a wee and that's me awake til almost 6 some days. The alarm goes off at 6.45 sad I'd be happy with waking for wees every hour if I could get back to sleep again lol

plonko Sat 01-Dec-12 06:19:57

I can't get comfy. The crappy plumbing in this house is groaning. The cat is running up and down the stairs and making demon noises. How did I not notice this before? angry

Luckily dp is staying at a friends so I don't also have to endure his snoring while I lie awake. And I ordered my pushchairs at night which has got me all excited! Swings and roundabouts eh?

EggyM Sat 01-Dec-12 06:51:15

And I thought I was just not sleeping because I was stressed/ excited / nervous - but clearly reading the above this is all normal! I am 5+2 weeks and have been exhausted at work this week yet am wide awake at 5am each morning - including today - Saturday!!

RooneyMara Sun 02-Dec-12 08:02:17

Oh dear...yes I have no idea what it does to us but I can't sleep either and I'm 35 weeks.

Strangely I managed it in the first trimester, and most of the day as I was sooooo knackered, it was like I'd been drugged. (even when I wasn't taking phenergan)

pregnancy is so wonderful innit

2blessed Sun 02-Dec-12 08:08:59

Was ok in first trimester but since then 8 hour sleeps have been rare. Am 37 weeks today and been pottering around since 4... Grab the rest whenever you can

RooneyMara Sun 02-Dec-12 08:16:31

Problem for me is needing to wee approximately once an hour. hmm

I keep imagining how nice it would be to have a bed pan.

Bunnychan Sun 02-Dec-12 09:48:47

I go through stages! One night I sleep like a baby, then the next, once I wake up I can't sleep. Got my evening loo trips down to two a night now I'm 15+3. Bet it goes up again towards the end tho lol x

TwitchyTail Sun 02-Dec-12 09:49:46

I wake up at 3-4am every night for a pee, and have worked out that this is the perfect time to stick a joint of something in the oven at the weekend. We're having delicious slow-roast lamb for lunch today for this very reason. Look on the bright side! grin

plonko Sun 02-Dec-12 10:29:11

Good work twitchy! I tend lie there seething....

BadMissM Fri 07-Dec-12 19:48:57

Only in first trimester, and have managed maybe one uninteruppted night's sleep in weeks! (and that was the day we moved house....) The night before we moved house managed a grand total of about 2 hours sleep. It's driving me insane. Am really tired in the daytime, but if I sleep then am even worse at night!!! I packed half of the boxes for moving house at 3am...

mrsXsweet Sat 08-Dec-12 03:46:39

I'm awake, got to be up in 2.5 hours. Will feel like shit all day but if I slept during the day I would sleep even less at night. Baby due in 2wks so
It is only going to get worse!

MumOfTwoCats Sat 08-Dec-12 04:00:57

Hi I'm awake also. 21+6. Acid plus snoring husband. Managed 11-1.30, nothing since. now I've had two glasses of milk and am sitting upright in bed!

Luckily don't have any plans for tomorrow except housework that can wait!

Librarina Sat 08-Dec-12 04:15:06

It's boring isn't it. I've woken up hungry and too hot. DH hasn't even come to bed yet, he's playing Trivial Pursuit (1988 edition) and drinking Whisky with friends downstairs...AND THEY'RE LAUGHING!

BadMissM Sat 08-Dec-12 09:28:27

Librarina Bah to noisy DH! Mine fidgets, and wakes me up everytime I finally start drifting by making funny noises, snoring, or trying to cuddle me in his sleep.... arrrrrrrgh!

I can't get comfy, the tiniest noise wakes me up, (am usually light sleeper but this is ridiculous). Between 10 and 8 am think I managed about 2 hours in fits and starts. Saw every hour pass on DH's annoyingly bright alarm clock....

Also stressing at 3am about unpacking house! smile

BadMissM Sat 15-Dec-12 02:44:07

Back to the not sleeping. Bah to these hormones, am so tired, but not able to sleep!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 15-Dec-12 03:54:19

I'm 28 weeks and having almost constant contractions for a few weeks but tonight they're the strong painful type. Not regular enough to wake the husband (who's on the sofa due to my lack of sleep) but enough to keep me awake.

BadMissM Sat 15-Dec-12 11:02:39

confuddled I haven't even got to that stage yet! I'm only 8-9 weeks, but haven't slept for most of those.

Annoyingly, I'm usually quite ill, but most of symptoms have abated since was pg. But sleep.. feel perpetually exhausted!

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