TO SUM UP: SLEEPY, GRUMPY AND FEELING UGLY
I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I was a little naughty and missed a couple of blog posts last week. The reason for such bad behaviour? I was too frickin’ sleepy!
I love sleep. Sleep has always been my friend. I can sleep anytime, anywhere on anything. It’s a gift! I’m not great at going to bed at sensible times, but once I am there, I am out for the count and can clock up the recommended 8 hours of shut eye without a moment’s hesitation. Especially since being pregnant, 10 hours can be managed easily on a good night!
This past week however (I literally just yawned whilst typing this!!) I have been struggling to have the good quality zzzzzz’s that I am used to. Factor in a cocktail of hormones, heartburn, lower back pain and a little baby who likes to do the conga around my womb at night time (I read somewhere that apparently I rock him to sleep during the day when I’m up and about….. ahhhhhhhh, how sweet…) and there you have it: A night of disturbed sleep with the result of one sleepy, yawning hairdresser who is fast representing the physicality of a Moomin (see below for picture reference).
|A Moomin… aka…. Me|
Just as I have always loved my sleep, being deprived of it has always had a very bad effect on my personality. I get really, really, really grumpy. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this, and that helps reassure me that I am ‘normal’… whatever ‘normal’ is! Lack of sleep leaves me sensitive to everything… sight, sound, smells.. EVERYTHING! So this week, I have been a Bear with a sore head. I think I still had a little bit of hormonal stuff to wade through as well from the previous week, but mostly it was the lack of sleep thing. But, as tough as it is having lack of sleep and feeling a bit grouchy, I am excited that in a few months, there shall be more of a reason to be up at night. As much as I know I shall look back and read this and think ‘You were so wrong!’, I am looking forward to having our baby in my arms and looking after him. Right now, its a thought that beats staring at the ceiling while the world sleeps, trying to hold in yet another pee and shifting position to relieve an achey pelvis…. ouch.
|Both cats joined me for the pic this week…. making up for last week’s absence!|