Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Last Monday I had my 18th week checkup. 18 weeks!! Still not at the half way line but getting there. Think positive!!

So far, everything looks ok. Baby is doing fine, rather active actually. I can already feel it kicking and somersaulting inside. Because of my previous history, the doctor did thorough scanning and tests. So far, brain, spine, femur, head all look and measure as they should. Can't say I'm not relieved.

I did however complain to my doctor about my insomnia. I told here I had tried various other methods of getting some sleep; hot cocoa, classical music, reading, but nothing seems to work. I hadn't gotten any sleep for 2 weeks and was making me into a basket case. So after much consultation from her other doctor friend, she finally prescribed me a low dosage of Xanax.

I told hubby about this and as expected, he freaked out. Hubby hates me taking any kind of drugs, especially during pregnancy. So for the first night, I once again tried to fall asleep naturally.

12 midnight came and went and I was still awake.

1am came and went and I was still awake, getting restless by the minute.

Finally at 2am, I woke hubby up. "I can't sleep so I'm going to take that d#*m pill." I doubt he even heard me.

And it worked. I don't know if it's more of a physiological effect but I was snoozing within 30 minutes of taking the pill. Unfortunately because I had taken it at such a late time, I was still groggy by morning. So I slept in and arrived at work late.

Last night, I took the pill at 11pm and finally...FINALLY was able to get 7 hours of sleep. Ahhh, heaven.


moby said...

Can I have one of those pills? I can't remember the last time I had more than 4 hours of continuous sleep.

Along said...

Moby: My doc only gave me 5 of those magical pills. Only five!! Arghh..I guess she didn't want me to become dependant on them but still.

Heather said...

So what good is 5 days of sleep going to do? Sheesh. Maybe it'll get you out of the insomnia rut? Glad the baby is growing right! =)

Mom-On-The-Loose said...

just 5?? that's bloody pathetic k?? maybe u shud try taking 1/2 a pill n see if that'll work as well.... then you'd have more!!! hehehehe