From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Things That Go Pee in the Night March 28, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 9:21 am

I am so, so SO tired of having to wake up several times a night to go to the washroom. My bladder must be the size of a pea or something and the baby loves using it as a trampoline. The worst is when it’s around 4am and I feel that “I gotta pee!” feeling again and I debate getting up. I know I have to wake up, but I still spend a good 20 minutes debating whether I should just wait until I get up around 5:30-6:00 instead, knowing full well that there’s no way my bladder will wait that long, nor the baby. So what I manage to do is just wake myself up even more, making it impossible to go back to sleep afterwards.

When I’m not waking up for the call of the wild, I’m waking up for various other reasons. I’ll sometimes hear a weird noise while sleeping then realize it’s me! My throat makes this crazy sound because I get so dehydrated from peeing so much! So I have another choice to make here as well. Do I take a glass of water everytime I wake up to use the washroom? Won’t that just make me get up even more? I’m stuck in a loop!

Another thing keeping me up, my hips. I can’t seem to stay in one position very long anymore, so I’m constantly rotating from side to side, it must drive Chris crazy. The more I move, the more I slowly scrunch the blankets towards me, so I’m leaving Chris in the cold. I feel like a rotisserie chicken lately at night, just constantly turning.

I know these are all ways my body is preparing me for sleepless nights with a baby, but it’s still annoying. It’s not like once the baby’s born, I’m back to sleeping through the night, if he’s anything like Henry, that won’t happen for another year or so.

and to not end on a sour note, here’s a recent pic of Henry being super cute.

Henry took "care" of this snowball for our entire walk around the block.

Henry took “care” of this snowball for our entire walk around the block.

and as an added bonus, here’s a video of Henry auditioning for Storage Wars. Chris was joking around a few days ago, imitating the guy Dave by saying “Yeeeeep!” and Henry started copying him. Now Henry will do it on his own, however he needed a bit of encouraging from Chris for this video.


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