Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sleep, Glorious Sleep!

This picture is completely unrelated to this post, it's just cute!
Last night I slept over 9 hours! I feel like a human being again, after Friday, Sunday and Monday nights where I only slept 4 hours each night (I slept about 8 hours Saturday night). 4:00am Tuesday morning I woke up with contractions that felt like the real thing and even loaded up the car Tuesday morning in case we needed to go to the hospital. Let me tell you, thinking you are in labor and having to get a 3 year old ready for preschool is a lot more work than the first time when I just lounged around watching music videos and Antiques Roadshow. I agonized over dropping Tim off at work or going into my dr's to get checked out. Glad I didn't change my routine because obviously it was false labor, since I'm still here!

Tim and I have been behaving like an old married couple: due to our individual sleep troubles, he's been sleeping on the couch (his choice, not mine). He snores because his allergies are so bad, which keeps me from sleeping, and of course every time I groan or get up to use the bathroom, it wakes him up. So we're keeping separate sleeping quarters for the time being, at least until we both catch up and his allergies get better. It makes me very sad when we go to sleep, but I sleep much better and that's really what's important right now.

This post is excitement in blog form, isn't it? I'm looking forward to the dr's visit tomorrow to find out if these never-ending contractions are doing any work. While I'm not crazy about having an early baby, I'm more not crazy about constant contractions and wondering "is this it?" for another 2.5 weeks!


Anna said...

You aren't the only "old married couple". Allergies+insomniac+congested toddler+snoring= lots of couch time.

Kate said...

Yeah, that picture just needed to be posted. Period. =)

I'm sorry about all of the false labor. That must be maddening. I agree--don't worry too much about sleeping separately. This is just temporary.