Insomnia is a major symptom of being in your third trimester. Some nights I sleep 8-10 hours, while others, I’m up at 2 and can’t go back to sleep until after 3. That’s a terrible thing when you’re a teacher.
Granted, once my son is born, almost all sleep will go out the window. Sleep won’t live here anymore. I’m hoping and praying my son will sleep through the night, however, he doesn’t sleep through the night in the womb. He’s active and kicking right now.
Another thing that I deal with is the numerous escapades to the bathroom during the night. I’m telling you, your third trimester bladder is weaker than a twig and it doesn’t help that you have a tiny human laying on it as well as kicking it. Don’t get me started on the toilet visits that happen throughout the day.
Many times I’ll also wake up in the middle of the night to eat. With fatigue vastly ensuing, I go to bed relatively early (I’m talking 7-7:30). Now my alarm is set to 5, but you know that is a long time to not eat. It is especially gapping when you have a little person inside you that needs to eat as well. Late night munchies are real.
I will admit that I still do get more sleep than I’ve ever gotten before. A woman’s body transforms tremendously while growing a baby and it does cause stress on the body. With hormone changes, a growing belly, and extra blood flowing, you can’t help but feel the tiredness that your body feels.
Now that I’m in the homestretch, I think my anxiety also plays a part in why I wake up and can’t got back to sleep. The closer I get to my due date, the more anxious I am to hold my son.
Did you have insomnia late in your pregnancy, or was it a constant thing?