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OMG I just want to sleeeeeeeeep

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weebigmamma Sun 16-Mar-14 05:29:46

3.5 weeks to go and I cannot cope with the faaaaaaacking restless legs any more! All other discomfort is being manageable but this is so utterly horrible, it's torture! Finding myself wishing I'd go into labour now even though it's early and I have tons to do- baby doesn't have a sleeping place yet lol. It's 5.30am and I have had about 3 hours sleep altogether- a regular thing. Am. Going. Insane.

MissSlackPants84 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:34:32

You have my sympathy. Im only 22+1 and sleep is a distant memory.

I hope you find something to help settle you soon

Sunnysummer Sun 16-Mar-14 07:57:03

Poor you hmm It really is important that you priotirse sleep as much as possible now - take naps whenever you can, if that's easier, or see if work / DH can give you a lie-in - because without wanting to be too alarming, it can get even trickier when the baby arrives! confused I wish I'd spent less time reading up on pregnancy and prepping the nursery he's barely slept in at 11 months old, and more on chilling out with DH and friends and getting rest.

So long as you have a Moses basket, a sling, some nappies, plenty of muslins and a good few babygros, plus industrial quantities of easy food, maternity pads, lansinoh and biscuits for you, you'll be fine, babies don't mind much about where they sleep! grin Congratulations, and hope your little one turns out to be a fab sleeper for you!

livingzuid Sun 16-Mar-14 08:15:04

Me too still 10 weeks to go and it's been like this for the last six weeks or so now. My legs won't quit and then my chest feels compressed so I have to go to the sofa and sit upright. I have even started to get restless arms and shoulders.

Most nights I end up on the sofa reading mn grin and drop off around 4.

livingzuid Sun 16-Mar-14 08:15:36

So I sympathise is what I'm saying sorry we are going through this sad

weebigmamma Sun 16-Mar-14 10:53:06

Thanks all! I figure at least when the baby's here I can give him to OH for a couple of hours and finally get some sleep! I already have a child so I know what it's like having a baby but last pregnancy was nothing like this one. Never again!! lol xxx

Inglori0us Sun 16-Mar-14 22:02:04

I'm in the 'Never again' camp too. Had to go to hospital yesterday for pain relief for my agonising earache & sinus pain. They gave me codydramol and I slept better than I've done in months. Still got up to dd & went to the loo 3 times but in between I slept.
Not taking any more as it does get passed to the baby, just in case I go into early labour (35w) so I'm hoping tonight won't be a return to the rubbish sleep.
Ironically, I slept brilliantly throughout my first pregnancy so I feel double pissed off its so awful this time.
Over soon. Thank fuck.

weebigmamma Mon 17-Mar-14 02:17:18

Good luck, inglorious! It is really no fun. I hope your sinuses clear up. The only thing worse than not being able to sleep is being bloody sick at the same time!

Tea1Sugar Mon 17-Mar-14 14:16:47

Never again here either. I am so over being upduffed. 30 days until elcs, not that I'm counting or anything.

livingzuid Mon 17-Mar-14 14:20:16

I went to sleep at 4.30 this morning and woke up at 7


livingzuid Mon 17-Mar-14 14:28:49

I read with a bit of irrational and tied preggo rage that this lack of sleep is supposed to prepare us for the future with the baby where we get no sleep ever. So unjust...

buffythebarbieslayer Mon 17-Mar-14 20:59:41

I am 36 weeks and have just developed a cough that goes on all night. I am beyond Fed up and my pelvic floor is shot to pieces

weebigmamma Tue 18-Mar-14 00:53:28

I am having an ELCS too and the docs are still giving me a hard time about it, constantly asking 'did you have any complications the first time around?' I feel saying 'No, but I now wet the bed like a toddler every time I sneeze, is that good enough????' ffs, they need to get over it, it's happening in 3 weeks. lol

icklekid Tue 18-Mar-14 05:22:25

Only 23 weeks and after the worst night sleep, horrific spd pain and a nightmare of a busy day ahead just want to curl up into a ball...such a long way to go still!

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