Thursday, January 11, 2007

Vent....feel free to ignore!

Ok so I have another blog and although I don't update it that often a couple friends who are from IRL read it (they don't have the address for this one and will not get it, as I've vented about them here before :X) Anyways, I gave an update on my pregnancy (I'll do it here tomorrow!) and this friend who used to live here in Germany and is now in the states commented on the time (I wrote the blog at 2 am my time). She KNOWS I deal with insomnia. She's claimed to have as well, but the reality is that when the latest your supposed insomnia keeps you up is an hour past your normal bed time you do NOT have insomnia, a short sleep issue (it lasted about a month), but not insomnia!

She tells me "go to bed". Of course that's her answer, she has no idea what it's like to just lay in bed for hours upon hours watching the hours go by. Sometimes I will just go to bed and ready, but often I just say forget it and get on here, chat with friends, read emails, write, etc. I end up normally getting to the point that I can't keep my eyes open and go and just pass out. I on average get between 4-6 hrs of sleep on a good night, but it all depends on the boys.

Right now with this pregnancy I am dealing with extreme exhaustion during the day. It takes everything out of me to get out of bed and often just move to the couch, although I get the boys breakfast and get them dressed, brush their teeth, etc between those two acts of exhaustion. I then will lay on the couch and let the boys watch their alloted amount of time for cartoons and then force myself up and get going for the day. It's just life.I do not like it, but I accept it and being pregnant I will NOT take anything. I will not take a medication that could possibly harm my baby. I try not to even take tylenol or sudafed unless it's just absolutely necessary and that's usually after suffering for a few hours with head ache or sinus/allergy issues.

Ok so anyways, I'm just really aggrevated with this friend. We have had so many conversations about my insomnia. She knows that before I was pg I tried a few different things (one that she recommended...it worked for I think 3 days). I just get aggrevated when people who truly just do not understand try to tell you what to do and try to act like their an expert. Trust me, she's NOT. She has no issue's falling asleep, she's normally out by 10 pm, 10:30 on a late night!

Ok, done with my little rant. I don't really feel better, but it's out. And hey if you have a friend suffering from insomnia don't tell them "go to bed". You have no idea how they LONG for sleep. I wish I could be like my husband and fall asleep at the drop of a hat (anywhere!) He's snoozing ont he floor as I type this, snoring away!

Thanks if you made it this far!

10 comments:

jckfrstross said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Christy}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

rude people need to leave you alone. i am sorry

Deb

scotthlori said...

When I got pregant with Lacie 6 years ago I had such extreme exhustion, I couldn't even move off the couch!  I'd never felt anything like it.  Plus I had hyperemesis gravidarum (with both pregnancies) and dehyrdrated so that didn't help.  I wish is for you to have a comfrortable preg. and full nights of sleep!

LORI

springangel235 said...

I agree with you...unless that person has been in your shoes they have no right to tell you anything about sleep.  Hope you feel less exhausted, and get more sleep soon...it has to be rough...hugs and love,
Joyce

ukgal36 said...

Insomnia is awful...
Poor you...
Lyn

deshelestraci said...

Vent noted!  I hope you feel better!  I know how it is to be friends with no it alls and it is not much fun!  No advice from me!  Just an arm around your shoulders to know that I care.
Traci

xxroxymamaxx said...

Me, I can't go to sleep for at least 2 hours when I finally do get in bed, but my husband is asleep 5 minutes after his head hits the pillow.  I'm like "Do you mind if I read" and his answer is a snore! lmao!  I wish you lots of naps. : )  Love ya, Shelly

ksgal3133 said...

Insomnia is not fun. I do hope you can get some rest very soon.
My sleep is different...I go to sleep fine but wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning and can't go back to sleep.

Hang in there and it's always good to vent :)

Hugs,
Gretchen

sangrialel said...

Your allowed to rant if you want espically here!  Linda

linnpooh said...

{{{Christy}}} Many times, if people aren't experiencing something themselves....it doesn't exist. Insomnia is something that's hard for sound sleepers to really understand, but telling you just to "go to bed" is like when people would tell me to "just push yourself away from the table". It just isn't as easy as that, is it?
I wish I had an answer for you that would help, but until I do, I'll just tell you I'm so sorry you are going through this, it must be so draining while trying to raise two active boys. I'll also keep you in my prayers that you find a way to rest, especially with the added energy requirement of being pregnant. Hang in there Christy :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda~

lifesabench6 said...

Rant on Christy- good to get things out of your system.  I'm a night owl- not the same as insomnia, but I always have people telling me I need to get to bed earlier- I would too, but sometimes, I too just lay there with my eyes closed, and hear the hours going by on the cloack out here.  It's not insomnia- at least I don't htink so, but just my mind is always active and it's the only time I can really think with no distractions.  I do hope you're able to find a solution of some sort though- but agree not to take anything.  God Bless- and hope you feel well again soon! Love carolyn