Sleep and I, we’re close. Like BFF close. Wondering how I spent a warm, sunny PNW afternoon? Well, I just woke up from a glorious 3 hour nap. Well, it was about three hours though I did have to get up for a potty break (sorry if that’s TMI but how lame is it that my bladder wakes me up from a NAP?!? I cringe thinking about the next 3 months…) The time might have been better spent outside but my pillow was calling me…
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like to sleep. Maybe I cried when it was naptime as a kid but I don’t remember it. I do remember not needing a bedtime as a kid. In high school, it was common for me to be in bed by 9:30. I LOVED sleep. In the spring (not the fall cause I would have practice) I would get home from school around 2:30 and I would nap from 3-5. Then I would get up, eat dinner with my parents, do any homework I had and hang out. Then I would be in bed around 9, 9:30. Crazy right?
In college I realized I was a night owl and I still indulged in naps. I remember more than one spring afternoon where I opened the window and curled up under it with a blanket and slept. You can ask anyone in my family and they’ll tell you how much I love to sleep! (As a side note, how cute is Joey? This is how I found him this morning…he loves to sleep too!)
Ever since Munchkin arrived I’ve been trying to take advantage of every opportunity to sleep in and/or nap since I know my days are numbered. In the beginning sleep was no problem. Then around 13/14 weeks sleeping on my belly got uncomfortable. Thankfully we had a body pillow and helped. It’s been all downhill since. I was able to sleep mostly on my belly for awhile that that’s been left in the dust. I am now a dedicated side sleeper dreaming about when I can sleep on my belly again. The Man is looking forward to it again too cause I think he’s tired of having the body pillow in bed with us. He calls it “my other husband” cause I can’t sleep without it. I must admit that I’m enjoying duty night when I have the bed to myself. A pillow on each side and I don’t have to worry about waking him up when I turn over.
With three months left I know sleep is only going to get harder. Naps are going to be a must. I don’t even want to think about getting comfy…oh, the things we do for our kids!
I’m going to miss my BFF sleep. Hopefully someday we’ll be BFFs again.
Do you have any sleeping tips for this first time mom?