Monday, October 2, 2006

To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

I can not keep my eyes open today. Happened yesterday and the day before, too. I don't know if I'm just not sleeping well at night these days or what, but for a person who has a hard time taking a nap because she just can't wind down that fast, I've set new records for myself for non-sick naps (when I'm sick, I fall asleep the minute I lay down).

Yesterday I fell asleep watching a football game I was actually interested in (Jets/Colts, Payton Manning is incredible), and didn't even realize I was asleep until Bubba whispered he was going to the store. Same thing on Saturday afternoon with college football. Just drifted off while lounging on the couch.

Today I'm having an extremely difficult time keeping my eyes open while working. I just want to close them for a minute, but I know that minute will end up being several, with a small red bump on my forehead to prove that I fell asleep and hit my head on my keyboard.

This is a new thing in the Pregnancy Game....I now need naps in the afternoon. In my first trimester, I needed more sleep at night, about 2-3 hours more per night, but I was ok during the day. Now, I'm awake at night, just needing a little cat nap during the work-day. Which is frowned upon in my office, unfortunately.

Most likely my sleepiness is because I wake up to roll over, due to the fact that I have pillows in key positions to help make me more comfortable and in order to roll over, I have to move the pillows, too. I'm not even getting up to pee (yet), just waking up to re-position myself, which is starting to be an aerobic activity because it's getting harder and harder (you'd be surprised how much you use your ab muscles to perform this activity). No wonder I'm sleepy! My sleep has turned into exercise.

5 comments:

Jonathon said...

I'm with you. I was 2 hours late to work today because I just couldn't make myself get out of bed this morning. Maybe it's a fall thing.

Let's hope. Or I fear I may never be fully awake again.

cjh said...

Do you think we'll get to see any belly pics? Oh, and just a curious note, the other pregnant Katie I know has been craving Mexican food, too. She's in Detroit (but not originally Southern).

nejyerf said...

i just spent the last 15min reading your blog instead of working!

i enjoyed myself immensely and will return.

and let me just say....that was TOO many days without TV!! i would have gone into serious withdrawal.

Kitten said...

Hey Katie,
Instead of a "bunch" of pillows to put here and there to keep you comfy while sleeping with baby on board ~ look into getting one of those long pillows ~ about as long as you. You can hug it, throw a leg over it and keep your bump from feeling as though it is pulling you down into the mattress. Might help ~ food for thought!

katielady said...

Sorry, Kitten, no can do. It's either a big pillow or Bubba, and I'm still opting for the latter!