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22 October 2008

My Sympathetic Husband

Last night, David and I probably had the worst night's sleep that we've had in ages. I have had several sleepless nights in the past couple of months where I just toss and turn and turn and toss and can't ever seem to get comfortable. Usually, part of my problem stems from the fact that I am getting up to use the bathroom (don't be gross - #1 guys) at least two times, and sometimes up to FOUR times each night. I know, I know. "Just wait 'til the baby comes..." Well, peeps, I've got some time before that happens and I'd like to get a good night's sleep before then. I usually complain a little to David and he usually gives me a, "Sorry babe. Take a nap today." And, I do!

Another thing that plays a factor in my night's sleep is Magnum. There are not enough dog treats in the world to get him to hang out with me during the day - he always wants to be back in Dave's office, but come's in the bed, right by my feet. Last night, between the hours of 2am and 4am, I kicked him out of the bed 4 times and each time, he ended up right back where he started!

I know, I sound mean, but it's not like I am making him sleep on the floor. He has a heated bed right next to our bed with a nice, soft blanket for him to bury himself under!

Anyway, this morning, Dave says to me, "I did NOT sleep well last night." When I inquired as to what his problem was, he quickly replied, "I had to go pee like 5 times last night!" Ha. Now he knows how it feels. I'm going to watch him a little more closely...if I see his belly grow or see him craving the same foods as me, I'm going to diagnose him with Couvade syndrome!


Lauren said...

Reason #10,001 I'm scared of being pregnant:

I ALREADY get up at least once, sometimes twice, to potty during the night. My goodness, I can't even imagine how bad I'll be when I'm carrying a baby on my bladder.

PS: Do what I do...when I can't sleep and am tossing and turning I nudge Kiel to consciousness and say "I can't sleep...entertain me". And still, he's marrying my crazy tush!

Amanda said...

I usually toss and turn and say, "Ugh, I can't sleep," but he doesn't respond at all! And, he's a total grouch to wake up, so it's not worth it to try. Can't wait 'til the baby's born and he gets woken up in the middle of the night! :)

Kim said...

Uhhh Amanda...I haven't had a good night's sleep in the past 5 1/2 years. Right about when A.J. was born.

Amanda said...

Yeah, sleeping is one of my favorite things ever. I knew I was going to have to give it up, I just didn't realize I would be giving it up so soon! How are the little ninos??

Jillian said...

I too have slept horribly since about the second trimester of my pregnancy with Elsbeth.

Except that one time I was really sick and needed some relief so I just chugged the nyquil. And...I slept for about 10 hours all warm and fuzzy. Then I felt hungover, so was it worth it...I dunno.

Also, I had to go on Ambien when I was pregnant with Ellie because I was averaging about 1.5 hours of sleep each night. It was nice except for the whole "sleep eating" thing.

Amanda said...

The sad thing is that in the post I partially blamed it on Magnum. He stayed in his bed the entire night last night and I still couldn't sleep....not until about 5 this morning. Ugh.

Marissa said...

Oh Amanda.... It only gets worse. But at least you don't have to go to an office and work or pretend to be nice to people/customers you really want to throttle. I don't know about you, but I found it very difficult to be nice to people when I was pregnant. I'm not a nice pregnant lady.... Thank goodness for naps though! :)