If you find yourself going through third-trimester pregnancy insomnia as well, here are 10 ways I’ve found myself passing the time while laying in bed wishing I was actually asleep.
10 WAYS I PASS THE TIME WITH PREGNANCY INSOMNIA
SCROLLING THROUGH INSTAGRAM
Can you believe this is my first pregnancy with the help of a smartphone? I spend a lot of time when I’m sleeping scrolling through photos on Instagram. I just wish there were more people posting at 3 in the morning.
It’s also the first pregnancy where I have Netflix to provide me with unlimited watching no matter the time. Currently bulk-watching: 19 Kids and Counting.
USING THE WASHROOM
It seems like it’s a never-fail situation that as soon as I get comfortable and nearly fall asleep, I have to use the washroom — again.
GOING THROUGH THE LIST
I have a large to-do list of things that I need to get through — well, hoping to get through — before the baby arrives. I find myself going through all those points again in the middle of the night.
I have some worries for this pregnancy, and I tend to worry extra hard when the house is quiet and everyone is asleep.
WATCHING MY BELLY
I am at the stage of pregnancy where you don’t just feel the baby move, but you can actually see the baby move. I tend to spend a lot of restless nights just watching him move around.
KICKING MY SNORING PARTNER
Well, not every night, but it happens where my partner is lightly snoring, happily asleep while I lay there mad that I can’t get any rest. Sure, he gets a gentle kick or two.
COUNTING THE HOURS LEFT
I always do this in the middle of the night where I will calculate how many hours, if I fell asleep right now, I would have before I had to wake up to help the kids get off to school. It tends just to make me go a little crazy and, well, mad.
DEBATING IF I SHOULD EAT
I don’t have much of an appetite, but when I do, it seems to strike in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping but can’t. I end up having the debate in my head if I should forgo the sleep that’s not happening in favor of a bowl of fruit.
LYING IN THE BATHTUB
Warm baths in the quiet has become, like, my thing, and if I’m not lying angrily in bed wishing I could sleep, I am a little less angry lying in the bathtub.