This is a random post, kind of an odd one..but I’m weird and I love documenting everything. So what did I do? The other night I challenged myself to document a night in the life of my 36 week pregnant self. Every single moment of it from the time I got into bed.
11:30 PM Pee. This was obviously important to document.
11:36 PM Climb into bed. Cuddle with Howie (the pup) for a few minutes then lay down.
11:45 PM Nightly scripture reading and prayers
12:00 AM Now the fun part, trying to fall asleep.
12:15 AM Still just laying here, exhausted. But baby girl is wide awake! I secretly love it and don’t want to fall asleep because she’s moving like crazy.
12:54 AM She starts to calm down, maybe she realizes her dad is sound asleep next to us and that it’s probably bed time 😉
1:06 AM Finally falling asleep–but WAIT. Time to pee.
1:24 AM As much as I love this sweet girl and the opportunity to be pregnant, this belly is REALLY heavy and this Mama can NOT get comfy.
2:16 AM YAY! I fell asleep. For almost an hour anyways. A little cat nap? I’ll take it. Time to pee.
2:22 AM Again, the struggle is real to get comfy. No matter how many pillows I have (5. I’m sleeping with 5 pillows, including a giant body one.)
2:37 AM Tick tock. Can’t stop checking the clock.
4:28 AM Check that out. Almost two hours of sleep! BOOM. Pee break, again.
4:45 AM Blake thinks it’s time to get up. That’s fine. We can bond while Daddy and Howie are sleeping still.
4:55 AM Hiccups! And lots of them. I’m convinced she has the hiccups like ten times a day.
5:03 AM Now my mind can’t stop wandering. So many thoughts! About Blake, life, work, Motherhood, Marcus, you name it I’m thinking about it.
5:36 AM Okay. Okay. Time to shut off brain. I’m literally EXHAUSTED.
5:48 AM One last peek at the clock.
8:02 AM WOW! I feel like I could dance around the house right now. Over a two hour stretch of sleep. And let’s be honest, I couldn’t dance around the house. I’m still way exhausted and just want to sleep more, but first–you guessed it–PEE BREAK.
8:23 AM Checking emails, trying to get some work in while these legs of mine are beyond restless and I have heartburn like no other. Happy Morning to you too body.
8:45 AM I should really get out of bed. But it’s my day off. One more hour–just let me get one more hour of sleep.
9:41 AM Close enough to an hour. I’ll take it. Out of bed it is!
I loved documenting this. It made things so much more comical rather than my usual moaning and groaning as I try to sit up and get out of bed to pee again. Plus I figured Blake would get a good laugh out of it when she’s older, tormenting Mom from day one 😉
But here’s the thing, even if I only did get around six hours of sleep (which may seem like a lot..but I literally LOVE sleep and use to sleep like ten) it’s so worth it. I love all these little steps and quirks to pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong–there are hard days and quite honestly more often than not lately I am ready for her to come on out–but overall, it’s the best thing in the world. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Plus–this is just God’s way of preparing me for long sleepless nights once she’s here and THANK GOSH for that! Other wise I would be in for a rude awakening going from my 10 hour nights of sleep to like 4.
I can’t wait to meet you Miss Blakeleigh!