Thursday, December 4, 2008

Who got my early bird worm?

Why oh why oh why can’t I wake up in the morning anymore? Not so long ago bloggy friends I was a morning person. I have been struggling with morning workouts since sometime this summer, well before I got knocked up. I recall making a go at 5:30 workouts again at some point, but I was so thrashed from my weekend warrior ways that I never got back to it. Now my dear hubby is off of night shifts after several months of working 8pm to 7 am. He is not getting up at 5:30. He takes the pup out and puts the pup back in bed with me. Pup does not go to sleep and I no longer fall asleep as easily as I used to, that I believe it baby related. It’s harder to get comfortable for one thing and the other is I just lay there with my head a jumble. Anyway, so I wake up at 5:30 too, and lay there half awake until 6:45 – 7ish. Why oh why don’t I just get my ass out of bed and work out? I am so tired when I get home from work that it’s not happening often. So, since I’m not getting quality sleep during this 5:30 to 7 window, wouldn’t it make sense just to get up??? But alas I just can’t seem to muster the willpower, any ideas bloggy friends? I think my real problem is that I have an hour or two in the middle of the night where I lay awake. As I said I can’t fall asleep very well right now, so when puppy wakes me around 2 or 3 to go out, I drift in and out of conscientiousness until 5am sometimes. I do go to bed at like 9:30 though… But regardless b/c of this mid night wake up I am just totally woozy when G gets up and can’t seem to get it together.

I have firmly decided that all those people who say that being pregnant in the winter as opposed to the summer are dead wrong. If I do this again, and it’s planned, I will be getting pregnant shortly after the new year. Being pregnant equals feeling tired and lazy all the time. Winter’s short days equals feeling tired and lazy all the time. Not a good combo! Now I know some will say you don’t want to have a newborn in the winter, but I don’t care, they are wrong J Being most pregnant when it’s warm also means you get to wear flowy little dresses and flats. Being pregnant when it’s cold means I have to have jeans and tops and coats and ugh. Okay rant over.

4 comments:

Mama Simmons said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but it's gonna be a while before you're snoozing soundly and able to get up early without completely forcing yourself. I totally remember being awake at all hours of the night when I was pregnant and then not being able to get up early. Now I'm still awake at all hours of the night AND up early. The good news is that somehow your body actually does still function on 4 hours of sleep. ;) And I hear from other bloggers who have babies in the 3 month range that they're getting a whole night of sleep, so at some point it'll happen again!

Clare said...

i'm with you on the dark days and low pregnancy energy being a bad combo! i just never put it together...so that's my new excuse! thanks!

N.D. said...

I don't know, everytime I say I'm getting up early I rationalize it by telling myself that I need rest for all of the lack of sleep that is coming up soon. But then I go directly to the gym after work. It is so nice the days that I DO get up and get it done. So that is what motivates me. I hear ya about the summer. I just like being able to go incognito and wear super big sweats. I never want to be pregnant in summer.

Just Josh Funk said...

It's probably that little bunny in the oven who wants a few extra hours! Bless it's wittle heart!