Awake

March 12, 2012

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I’m awake. This time on my own will.

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Last night I had another round of insomnia. I was awake from 3-something to nearly 6am. When Matt’s alarm went off I finally went back to sleep for an hour and a half. I was wide awake and went through the list of things that could be keeping me up: temperature, going to the bathroom, thirst, and finally ate a snack (cereal + milk) because my stomach was growling! Maybe that was it because it was my last defense, although I still stayed up reading blogs for another 30 minutes afterwards. Really hoping this phase doesn’t last!

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Breakfast was a Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with half a banana, a cup of milk, 5 strawberries, 5 ice cubes. There were more sunken strawberries and a topping of honey bunches and peanut butter.

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Awake tea I brought back from our Towson hotel

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Just finished accepting an awesome delivery!! More details later, but I have lots of work to do! [And my favorite Pump class to miss :( ]

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1 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

I had some insomnia last night/early this morning as well.. NO fun.

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2 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed March 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

There is something particularly cruel about pregnancy related insomnia. It’s almost like G-d’s cruel preparation for your new life as a mom. I call shenanigans! LET US SLEEP!

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3 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble sleeping, it can be the worst.

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4 Cait @ Beyond Bananas March 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

I had some insomnia last night as well.. though not due to a pregnancy! It was tough getting up this morning.. with the time change and all.. so I am crossing my fingers for a better night sleep night! Hope you get one as well!

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5 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

Ooh, I love Tazo tea! Not sure if I’ve tried the Awake one, but Calm and Zen are amazing. I hope your insomnia goes away; lying in bed and not being able to sleep is one of the most frustrating things, and a vicious cycle :(

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6 Laura March 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

My sleeplessness came from the rowdy guys upstairs glad to be back from spring break. Oh college. Good thing I’m sipping Tazo Awake too! :)

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7 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

I just went through a stage of waking up EVERY night between 2-3am STARVING because of increased training. I finally had to start thinking about a bedtime snack if I was even just a little tiny bit hungry when I went to bed because the insomnia was driving me nuts! This has actually worked really well (knockonwood). Hope yours does not last very long!

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8 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

I hope your sleeping pattern returns to normal! I slept a little funky last night, too!

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9 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

I had the same problem! Insomnia…a little hunger and a little time change were the culprits in my situation!

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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

I’m excited to hear about whatever was delivered! As for insomnia, I can feel your pain – not because I know what pregnancy is like, but lately my mind has been so active during the night that I’ve woken up a few times and can’t get back to sleep because I keep thinking! Sometimes I find putting on instrumental or calm music helps (hello, John Mayer!). I know someone who has been trying a homeopathic remedy for insomnia – basically just a small sugar pill that you dissolve under your tongue shortly before bed. I’m assuming that it helps to trigger melatonin, but am not 100% sure. Just thought I’d mention it in case you really can’t stand the lack of sleep any more!

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11 Angel7 March 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

Do you think that the insomnia is from the after effects of the Unisom? Just wondering. If so, I am sure that it will wear off.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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12 KathEats March 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

It could be…I didn’t take it yesterday. But I’ve heard insomnia is also a common symptom

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13 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

Insomnia is the worst! I hope it gets better! I always have to wake up and stretch when that happens… or maybe your hubby can massage you back to bed…

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14 Katy @ A Shot of Life March 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

Sorry to hear that you couldn’t sleep! Usually something in my tummy helps to put me back to sleep. That breakfast smoothie looks delicious! Perfect for the warmer weather! :)

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15 katie @KatieDid March 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

hope the lack of sleep doesn’t catch up with you too much today! Can’t wait to hear about this delivery.

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16 Blessing {Working Mom Journal} March 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

Insomnia and pregnancy? I hope it does not last long. I was sleeping way too much with my daughter.

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

That’s miserable when you just can’t sleep. Maybe the baby doesn’t like springing forward? I was so paranoid I was going to oversleep that I didn’t sleep well for the last 3-4 hours of the night.

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

I couldn’t sleep at all last night either and I don’t have pregnancy to blame for it. It was miserable just laying there. Hopefully there will be a good night’s sleep to look forward to tonight…I hope!

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19 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

Pregnancy-induced insomnia seems to be nature’s little mechanism for preparing you for all those sleepless nights with a newborn, I swear! It happens to most everyone but hopefully you get some zzz’s soon!

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20 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

I hate not being able to sleep. It’s the worst feeling. I often toss and turn throughout the night. It’s a pain.

I love that table. It’s so pretty :)

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21 Hope Helmuth March 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

I am so happy I found your blog. I enjoy each update you post.
Your blog is so cheery and welcoming.
I found you by googling ‘healthy blogs’, and was delighted to see you live in Virginia too!
I have a cooking blog and you inspire me to cook healthier.
Hope you are feeling better soon.

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22 KathEats March 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

Welcome Hope!

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23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 12, 2012 at 10:11 am

Ahhhh I am so jealous of your cereal! Haha I have been craving cereal like a madwoman recently but can’t have the kinds I want because of my gluten intolerance! Looks delicious though, and I hope you start getting some better sleep!

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24 TinaD March 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

I had insomnia due to hunger during my second trimester (well, not really insomnia, as I’d go back to sleep after eating something), and restless leg syndrome (and probably restless baby poking at my insides) during the third trimester.

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25 j3nn March 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

Insomnia isn’t fun! Hopefully it’s a one time occurrence!! I like your strawberry banana smoothie. Looks like summer in a bowl. :)

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26 Sarah March 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’ve heard that the blue-ish back light from tvs, computers and phones can mess with the sleep signals in your brain. “They” recommend reading a book if you’re up in the middle of the night instead. Maybe try that next time? Although I hope there isn’t a next time!

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27 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

So funny that you posted about that tea right now! I just finished brewing a cup of Awake :)

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28 Anna @ On Anna's Plate March 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

Ugh– insomnia is the worst. I’ve had it really badly over the past few weeks, now that the end of my pregnancy is really here. I slept pretty well through the first eight months, but man, this last one is a killer!!

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29 KhushbOo March 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hope this phase is temporary- insomnia is no fun!

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30 donna March 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

The insomnia is hormone related!

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31 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy March 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

Insomnia is never fun! I hope you get a little nap in today! Awake tea is one of my favorite teas!

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32 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles March 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

Insomnia can be so brutal. Especially when combined with Daylight Savings. I hope you get to squeeze in a nap today. In the meantime, Happy Tea Sipping!

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33 Laura @ She Eats Well March 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love that Awake tea, it’s so good! And I love Honey Bunches…even alone they are so addicting.

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34 Ellie@Fit for the Soul March 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

ahhhh I will pray that tonight you get to sleep like a baby, with baby kerf! :)

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35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

Tazo Tea is so good!

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36 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

Oh, I hope your sleep gets better. I used Bach’s Rescue Sleep if I have trouble, it is made from flowers and is even kid safe! I also turn meditative music on my ipod to lull me back. Pregnancy can bring on crazy patterns. Just ride the wave, and it will be over soon.

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37 jojo March 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

I would wake up for midnight snack during and after (because breastfeeding and I was hungry ALL the time..).
I just had some healthy snack by the bed so I wouldn’t have to get up lol
I hope you get good sleep tonight!

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38 Lara Gastinger March 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

MIssed you at pump class! It was a good one, not too crowded. Oww, shoulders and legs.
Re nighttime sleep, that’s what naps are for. Little bits of sleep whenever and wherever you can find it! Enjoy this amazing sunny day!

Lara

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39 KathEats March 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I haven’t been in FOREVER!!! Next week for sure!

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40 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I randomly could not sleep last night either! I had a huge cup of coffee followed by the Awake tea. :)

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41 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I had a bad night’s sleep too (had to pee too much). I”m not pregnant, but it’s still NOT fun. Hope you have a good day, nonetheless!

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42 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Man, insomnia is the worst! Maybe it’s the time change? If affects me in weird ways. Hope you get better sleep tonight!

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43 Linda March 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I love your mosaic table! Did you make it yourself?

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44 KathEats March 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I didn’t – a friend bought it for my mother, but I love it!

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45 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

i had crazy insomnia last night as well! no fun at all…

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46 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I totally feel you on the insomnia phase…I’m not pregnant and the past couple weeks I’ve been waking up around 3 or 4am needing to pee, having a headache AND being super dehydrated. Then when my alarm actually goes off, it’s like pulling teeth to get me awake. SO weird!

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47 Amelia @ Eating Made Easy March 13, 2012 at 1:23 am

Oh man I remember so much insomnia while pregnant! When that baby is here you’ll sleep like a LOG. Of course it’s much less sleep, but the sleep is so much better.

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