Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dear Sleep

First off, let me say how much I miss you.

Nothing makes a Mommy go crazier than lack of sleep, especially when you go so long without it and then your toddler decides to give you a break and allow you to sleep.

You get all cozy with your habit, dozing like a champ, sleeping for hours without interruption. Let's be honest, you get cocky knowing you'll sleep through the night and feel super refreshed in the morning.

And then you go and get pregnant and your sleeping relationship is thrown out the window.

Not only can you not find a decent sleeping position (oh, how I miss you stomach sleeping position), but you can't sleep on your back and the only way you can sleep without harming your growing baby is on your side.

And if you're not rolling back and forth from one side to the other, your bladder is kicking you in the gut demanding you get up to pee. And since you sleep in the corner, you have to crawl over your husband to get up and out of bed and any lumbering pregnant woman knows this is a challenging task.

Of course in the process you wake him up when you accidental put your knee into his shin and now there's two of you suddenly not getting any sleep.

In my opinion, pregnancy is trying really hard to prep you for those long sleepless night with a newborn, but I'm not laughing. I'm crying because I want, no need, my sleep. And besides, I've been through it, I know what to do with a newborn... does that help my case?

Maybe if I plead with you sleep you'll understand. What if I promise to teach my 2 1/2 year old toddler conversational French and never to eat out again? Will that help my case?


I beg of you.


A Mother Needing Sleep Like the Devil Needs Ice Water.


La Mom said...

Sorry, teaching your kid French won't help your case at all. It might even make you *lose* sleep because they can call out for you in the middle of the night in two languages!

Good luck catching some Z's!

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

MammaDucky said...

Sleep? What is that?
I agree, it is SOOO much worse when you're finally allowed good solid sleep only to have it ripped away again.

The Blonde Duck said...

Poor thing!

Sparkless said...

Change sleeping spots with the hubby so you can get out of bed easier and not wake him up. On weekends have hubby get up with the kids and sleep in. See I solved all your problems except the pregnancy one. That one will solve itself soon enough.