Don’t Wake The Baby

June 8, 2012

I was up at 5am this morning, rolled over and thought “Don’t wake the baby or it’s all over.”

Funny how I’m already tip-toeing around in my own body not to wake a sleeping baby!

However, he knew. And he wanted to play. And within 5 minutes, I had a Mexican jumping bean in my belly and couldn’t go back to sleep.

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I got up and had a few graham crackers by Essential Everyday that I found in my swag bag since there was no juice in my room. It didn’t really work – insomnia + internal clock + internal jumping bean = time to get up. I wonder if I’m going through another growth spurt? My latest theory is that I’m not sleeping due to hunger (even though I don’t feel terribly hungry) because the juice always works. The insomnia usually passes after about 4-5 days – hoping tonight’s the night!

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I did end up snoozing a bit in the 6:00 hour, after deciding a workout was not in my energy levels, but I never fell back asleep. So I got up and had a spa morning instead. I put on Pandora Spa, brewed some Keurig decaf and enjoyed another session with that delicious Rose #31.

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Baby in the robe!

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Don’t forget the prenatal vitamins!

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Headed down to meet my speaker panel for breakfast. SO excited for a full meal!!

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1 Laura @ She Eats Well June 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

Ahhh graham crackers…plus some hot tea or coffee…always so comforting! Also, what is Pandora Spa? I listen to Pandora all the time at work but haven’t ever put that channel in. Now my ears are very curious :)

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2 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

It’s one of their preset stations – it’s awesome!

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3 Sana June 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

Does the baby sleep for most of the night? I doubt that unborn children have normal sleeping patterns, since they are still developing?
Hahah, I am so clueless about pregnancy, good thing I have a while ;)

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4 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

I have no idea, but he wakes up about 5 mins after me

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5 Anna W. June 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey Kath, I worked with a sleep consultant (professional sleep trainer for babies) who was looking for a training case to get her certification in infant sleep (we’re both Psychologists) when my son was 16 weeks old. She was WONDERFUL and helped us so much – and was full of interesting ideas and facts. She explained that babies sleep cycles are about 40-50 minutes (news to me) and that if you watch them for prolonged periods of time on, say, a video monitor you’ll usually see them move/stir/awaken etc (even once they have learned to put themselves back to sleep). AND that there is a shift in infant sleep pattern around 4am. For us, it is like clockwork – even if my son (10 months now) isn’t fussing or crying he is UP at this time and eventually just goes back to sleep. Apparently nap times of 9am and 12pm have become pattern for families who end up on a schedule bc there is a shift in body temperature, etc at that time as well which is particularly conducive for napping. So, perhaps your son is already aware of the 4-5am shift. He’s clearly very advanced :)

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6 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Cool! I just listened to a podcast by a baby sleep expert and she said if you don’t put your baby to bed around 6pm then he will be up from 3-5am. I wonder if mine is mad at me for staying up 2 time zones too late!

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7 Mom June 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Fun! My grandson, the advanced sleeper!

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8 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

Those little beans always like to play! Glad you got a little spa time in before the busy day started!

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9 Emily Butler June 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

I could never sleep if I was hungry in the middle of the night during my pregnancies, now even with breast-feeding I get up sometimes and grab a little snack in the middle of the night so I can sleep! (usually just a spoonful of peanut butter or few crackers do the trick!)

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10 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

I’ll have to find the Pandora Spa station. I’m sitting on the lanai with the bamboo fountain going but the heat is going to force me in soon. Boo! Have a great weekend!

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11 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

I love graham crackers. They always remind me of childhood. :) Enjoy your breakfast!

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12 lynn @ the actor's diet June 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

have fun! i love food conferences :)

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13 Laurie June 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

Its been over 16 years since I was last pregnant and the picture of those vitamins still causes a gag reflex!!

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14 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family June 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

Thats one of my clearest memories from my first pregnancy. My husbands alarm went off at like 430 in the morning on accident and woke the baby inside(probably right around 27ish weeks too). It really made it seem like such a little person inside and not just a fetus!

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15 Emily @Emily's Olives June 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

Spa morning sounds good to me! haha even if you did have to wake up at 5! Those prenatal vitamins look MASSIVE! hopefully just the perspective of the picture??

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16 Andrea @ The Skinny Chroicles June 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

Ooooh, I LOVE that eye mask. Hopefully you will completely crash out tonight and get a solid ten hours of the absolute best sleep ever!

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17 Brittany June 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

That eye mask is adorable, and reminds me I NEED to buy one asap. The light in the morning wakes me up wayyyy too early.

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18 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

Kath, can I ask you what Prenatal vitamis do you take? I take New Chapter Prenatal!

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19 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

Whole foods brand… The green bottle

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20 Mary B. June 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I take New Chapter as well on the advice of my nutritionist and I am not even prego, there is just good stuff in there. The New Chapter ones have those good herbs that make you not want to throw up your potent vitamins. Kath, I always thought the insomnia was natures way of prepping you for when the baby comes because you will have to be up with the baby.

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21 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

Thanks for the pandora station. I’ll have to check that one out!

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22 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

Enjoy your breakfast and have fun at the conference! And those vitamins…better you than me :)

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23 donna June 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Ah, graham crackers and peanut butter! the best!

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24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

I really like your eye mask!! Sounds like a very fun day ahead. Can’t wait to hear more about the conference!

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25 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

haha I love that you already have to try and not wake the baby! Have a great day, Kath!

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26 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Cute eye mask! Reminds me a bit of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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27 Khushboo June 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Have a great day at BlogHer :)

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28 kate June 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

You should go to Delancey, http://www.delanceyseattle.com/ , it is run by the husband of Orangette, http://orangette.blogspot.com/ , who I think is due around the same time as you. It is wonderful wonderful wonderful pizza!

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29 Hope June 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mmmm graham crackers!!

I wonder why juice helps relax him? A cold drink always made my baby kick.

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30 Jennifer June 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Love your site, Kath!

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31 Amanda @ flecksofgreen June 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Wow what a wonderfully relaxing morning for you. It’s nice to make some time for yourself–you deserve it! Try and keep that relaxation mode throughout the weekend if you can :-)

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32 RJ June 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

The baby didn’t get the memo that you were on West coast time – to him it was 8am! I was on the West coast last month for a week and never could sleep past 6am – my body would not give up the East coast schedule!

I’ve gotta check put the Spa station on Pandora!

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33 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I remember my first son was very active while I was pregnant with him and yet my second son was not…it made me worry to no end! As babies, my first would hardly sleep and my second was like clockwork…now my eldest is a teenager all he wants to do is sleep and my second still sleeps like clockwork…funny that eh!

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34 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious June 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I remember those sleepless pregnancy nights, it is an amazing time. I think it is to prepare you for hat is to come! ;)

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35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Enjoy your day at the conference!

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36 Angel7 June 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Those look like huge prenatal vitamins! Everytime I take my prenatal vitamins I gag :( But you gotta do what you gotta do!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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37 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

It’s so crazy how juice puts you back to sleep. I would imagine the sugar would keep you up. Crazy!

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38 Erin Motz June 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Those vitamins are gigantic! I’m gonna be such a whimp – chewable for me! :)

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39 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I had my first really bad night yesterday…prior to this, I’ve been sleeping “like a baby” :) Couldn’t get even a wink of sleep until about 6 AM! Hoping you get some good rest and have fun at the conference!

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40 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Love Pandora but I’ve never tried the Spa station! I guess I’ll just have to have a Spa day and check it out ;)

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41 carla December 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Hi Kath – What brand of prenatal vitamins did you take?

Thanks,
C

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42 KathEats December 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Whole Foods brand – the greenish bottle

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