One of the biggest symptoms I've noticed during my third trimester of pregnancy relates to sleep. I almost feel like as soon as I hit 28 weeks, God started preparing my body for the lack of sleep that is coming my way. I fall asleep just fine and sleep great through the night except for the potty breaks...but the issue comes during the early morning.
Hubby has been waking up early several times a week to train & run for his 1/2 marathon. I've been waking up at or before the same time as he is and seem to be completely wide awake. I'm waking up at least an hour before my alarm goes off and I might as well get up and face the day. Sunday morning I woke up and emptied the dishwasher, did some laundry, picked up the house, and did a variety of other things...all before Hubby even returned from his long morning run.
It felt good to be so productive so early in the day and honestly made me feel a lot better when I decided to spend Sunday afternoon vegging on the couch. This morning I was also awake early but decided to play my "pregnancy card" and relax in bed for a few extra minutes before getting up to face the day. Hey...Hubby has given me full rights to play that card every once in awhile!
I'm also learning that waking up early may mean that I need to take a quick little nap during the afternoon. I had the afternoon off from work because we had our maternity pictures scheduled. Before getting ready to head out...I crashed for a very enjoyable nap!
I figure I'll have to learn to take advantage of these times once Elyse arrives...take sleep when I can get it, and just be productive when sleep is being kept from me...whatever the reason may be. I've always heard that God prepares you for the lack of sleep in some way, and I guess this is how he's started preparing me!
1 year ago