My normal sleep needs are the same as everyone else's - on any given day I just need 5 minutes more. Preferably in the mornings, since I am by nature a night person. I generally can't fall asleep before midnight at the earliest, and some nights it is MUCH MUCH later than this. (like last night, fell asleep around 3 AM)
Insomnia sucks, especially during pregnancy. Can't take any sleep meds, can't even enjoy a nice relaxing HOT bath before bed. But at least I can make up for it by sleeping in, right?
This baby is going to be a MORNING PERSON. (don't mind that noise, it's just me screaming in pure terror)
I wake up between 4 and 6 most mornings, and can't go back to sleep. Thanks, baby. Mommy really REALLY appreciates it.
So now I take naps, pretty much daily. Some days are better than others, but if I don't get my nap, it's like PMS....x10 Being the only girl in the house, PMS is kind of my excuse for everything - or now I just blame pregnancy hormones.
I still keep going back and forth between whether I hope this is a boy or a girl, but I think right now I am leaning toward GIRL again. I think. I don't know, I will find out either way in just a few days! I should have some cool 3D ultrasound pics to post before next week, too.
And I'm hoping he or she lets me get some rest in the meantime!