Anyone got some sleeping-through-the-night-tips for me? Not "for me" like, to help my baby in six months, "for me" like ME NOW YESTERDAY. This isn't a new topic around here. I've been a terrible sleeper my whole life. But it's worse, people - so much worse.
I can't go more than an hour without peeing, and it's not the urge I felt before. (Urge is a terrible word.) Because before when I really tried, I could shut it off and force myself back to sleep. And when I finally gave in, a very small, thimble-sized amount would exit my person.
But now? Now it's like a train is pushing down on my bladder, zooming into the station once an hour, on the hour. And when I go - I GO. I have no idea where it's coming from, and I'm sorry that I feel the need to tell you so much about my urine flow right now, but there you are.
So there's that.
Then there's the heat factor. I've always been a hot sleeper. My feets are especially sensitive. No socks, no footsie, no nothing. I actually require my feet to stick out the bottom of the blankets at all times. I'm diseased. But now that heat is kicked up like forty eleven notches. My eyeballs feel sweaty and I cannot cool down fast enough. And of course once I get cool enough to relax, it's time to pee again.
Did you think I was done?
I also wake up ravenously hungry at least twice in the night. As in, if you put a full Thanksgiving dinner in front of me, I'd eat three plates and then ask for a slice of pumpkin. But what in the hellz am I going to whip up in the middle of the night? And why does our baby think I'm bulking up to make weight for the next fight? I've already gained five pounds. No mas!
I have to turn my head in shame every morning when it's time for Clay to get up for work. Because I'm a sleep robber and he busted me and I need to do my time, people.
So. Tips? Thoughts? Therapy? Bueller? Mom?