Peace and Pandemonium

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Gratitude Journal: Day Four

Sleep is so important to me.
If I don't get enough of it, watch out!

Today I was able to take two naps and let me tell you, I needed them both. The first was in the morning around 11:00am. My kids were in school and I had just got out of a hot bath. (Another thing I am super grateful for.) I decided to turn on my Hypno birthing cd to officially practice relaxing. I heard about 3 minutes of the cd before I was asleep. Im still not sure if that was a good thing or not, sleeping through the instruction. However, as soon as the voice on the cd suggested that I wake up and get going with my day, I did. I heard that part. So strange. Anyway, an hour nap first thing in the morning. BAM!

Then later in the evening around 6pm I was starting to feel a little worn out. I laid down in my bed and sure enough, a wave of heavy but brief sleep swept over me. My kids entertained themselves while I was out of it and I very deeply rested in my cozy bed for nearly an hour. It's almost as if I'm reliving my first trimester all over again. All these frequent naps. It's pretty great.

Then, Steven and I went to bed early last night. It was 10:45 when we climbed into bed. Steven was out almost immediately and I dozed in a half hour or so. I have been considering myself very lucky to not be plagued with insomnia right now. I am somehow able to sleep really comfortably despite my huge moving belly and my frequent trips to the bathroom all night long. I must be really tired.

For now, I am so thankful that I can just take a nap whenever I need it. I know that this luxury isnt going to last and pretty soon I will be faced with the reality that most newborns are up throughout the night. I am prepping myself for sleepless nights but getting lots of rest now and for that, I am very grateful!!

Post Script:
I have to say that ever since posting this, I haven't had a decent night of sleep. NOT EVEN ONE! I jinxed myself. :(

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