Apparently, it is.
When I was pregnant with my first, my neighbor (who already had three kids under her belt) explained my inability to get a good night’s sleep due to the constant bathroom trips and position shifting as “God’s way of preparing you for sleepless nights when the baby arrives.”
She was right, I suppose. At any rate, it was a comforting thought… and made me feel like there was a reason for the incessant bathroom trips.
Unfortunately with baby #2, the insomnia issues began far too early… like say 17 weeks. And somehow my friend’s words are less comforting when I am going on weeks of sleepless nights that are only getting worse with a long road ahead…
Last night I believe I managed to see every hour on the clock through the night. Yes, I was up at 1 something, 2 something, 3 something… All night long.
Is it too much to ask for a good night’s sleep before the baby arrives? In theory I have 15 weeks to go… that’s a LOT of long nights followed by long nights of feeding.
It may be prep for the baby’s arrival, but I still think I’d be better off with a good nights sleep… Wish me good luck tonight.