Friday, November 18, 2011

Emergency Middle of the Night Food Run

There is nothing weird about waking up in the middle of the night to go buy a dill pickle.  At least not for a pregnant lady!  Lately, I've had some weeeeeeird sleeping habits and I feel really bad about it.  Luckily, my husband's job makes it okay the way his hours are.  Last night I went to bed at 8pm but woke up around 11pm to hearing a commotion in the living room.  Charles hadn't put the kids to bed yet and since they are all camping out in the living room, it can be hard to settle them down.  Well, I laid there for about an hour trying to fall back asleep because lately, if I get woken up that's what happens.  The other night I woke up in the middle of the night wanting a pickle and a meat sandwich.  I opened the fridge and not only was the meat all gone but so were the pickles.  I cried and went back to bed.  Well, last night at midnight I couldn't take the cravings anymore so I got my shoes on and headed out to buy a dill pickle.  Charles said, "Okay, you ARE so pregnant.  Can you get me one too?"  When I got back I made a meat sandwich to eat with the pickle and made the dumb mistake of having a Diet Dr. Pepper with it.  Caffeine is such a bad idea at that time.  So then I couldn't fall asleep till 4pm! When my husband left at 5:30am and said goodbye, I couldn't back back to sleep again for about an hour.  Just as the kids woke up, Charles got back and he said to just go to sleep.  He's got everything taken care of.  However, I missed my kids and wanted to get up to be with them so I just threw off the covers. These darn cravings are ruining my sleep.  Well, might as well get used to it with middle of the night feedings with baby.  ;)  I actually got used to it with my last two babies and that didn't bother me anymore. I think being a mommy, especially of newborns, we can become light sleepers over the years.  It has really helped me to not mind waking up every 3 hours in the night.  So, maybe my body is just preparing for it early.

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