Deb’s Mommy Blog: Where’s the sleep?

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DENVER — Expecting a newborn baby, I know I am in for some sleepless nights. I just didn’t realize they were going to start now.

Maybe my body is just practicing for the middle of the night feeding — more than a month before the baby arrives.

I went to bed at a reasonable hour last night, then found myself wide awake in the middle of the night. Before I even looked at the clock, I hoped and prayed that it was 6 a.m. (my normal time to wake up and get the kids ready for school). To my dismay, it was only 1 a.m.

LINK: Deb’s Mommy Blog

This pregnancy hasn’t been easy on my body. I have a constant pain in my lower back. I toss and turn all night long, and as soon as I settle in to what I think is a comfortable position, my hands fall asleep.

So, I try to turn over as gracefully as possible. But it takes every ounce of my strength to do this. All the while, I feel like screaming because my lower back aches so much.

Today was the first time I noticed a constant tingling in my hands. I think it may be carpel tunnel syndrome from all the swelling. Unfortunately, from what I’ve read, there isn’t much I can do about it.

I don’t mean to complain, and I am so excited that all of this will eventually pay off with a wonderful little girl.

I am sharing this to let other pregnant moms that you’re not alone. And I am open to any secrets to dealing with the aches and pains of pregnancy.

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