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 now 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.


triguyjt said...

i can't say....i know how you feel....but i can say...hopefully tomorrow will be better

21stCenturyMom said...

The trick is to have all of your workout stuff assembled the night before and then you kick yourself out of bed before you know what's hit you. OR - you realize that rest will be hard won after the baby is born and you might as well enjoy it now. That's what I would do.

As for the winter/summer thing - being enormously pregnant when it is hot out is miserable.

Enjoy a little lazy time - it's okay!

Steve Stenzel said...

I'm glad you wrote this! That's a new take on the whole "when to get pregnant" discussion! Thanks for sharing!!!

And I'm with you - why is it so hard for me to get up lately!?!?! I don't even have a baby in me!

Trishie said...

I hope you feel better ... at least YOU have the baby to blame for what you can't wake up in the morning ;)

GP said...

Suffice it to say, your body has better things to do than be up too early in the morning. It takes A LOT of energy to grow something! Plenty more than it takes to run a marathon or do an Ironman.

So, you're very noble for being up for the feat!

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