Friday, September 21, 2012

4am

One of the signs that my body is getting ready to have this baby is the 4am wakings! For well over a month now, I have been waking up between 4 and 4:30am and feeling wide awake.

I remember this happening during my last pregnancy. When I asked someone about it, she said she saw it as part of God's way of preparing mothers for what is to come when the baby arrives, which I felt was a helpful perspective on the whole thing.

This time around, having already experienced life with a newborn, waking once at 1am to go to the bathroom and then again at 4am "for the day" isn't so bad at all, especially when you've gone to sleep at 10pm.

Darren's body must be getting him ready for a newborn too! He's been sleeping so deeply/breathing so heavily/snoring so loudly that it makes it almost impossible for me to fall back asleep once I'm awake. Poking him gives me about 2 minutes of reprieve but that's not long enough for me to fall asleep. Plugging my ears only muffles the sound but its hard to get comfy while plugging ones ears.
I usually end up falling back to sleep eventually, usually not until Sebby wakes up between 4:45 & 5:30 cause with Darren being busy with work, I have been going into his room to help him get back to sleep at that time so that Darren can sleep a bit longer.

Today we started having Darren go into the room when Sebby wakes up so that he can learn to fall back to sleep without me before baby O is born...hopefully at least!

 In the meantime, I'm wondering if I should dig out a pair of earplugs. And I am looking forward to being able to sleep more soundly and comfortably once O is born.

2 comments:

Vanessa Strickland said...

Yikes! Sorry about the 4am wake-ups! I just had 5 million wake ups to pee for pretty much the last half (at least) of my pregnancy.
Early on in pregnancy, Jamie said he'd get up with the boys from then on. It was such a gift. And still is.
Definitely dig out those earplugs!

Tarren said...

It's unfortunate that for many people pregnancy = poor quality sleep but at least it gets you ready to appreciate shorter intervals of "better sleep" once baby arrives. At least that's how it is for me, thankfully! Still need to add "look for earplugs" to my to-do list!