The last full night of sleep I have had was July 3, 2015. Starting on the fourth I have only had about an hour (or less) of sleep each night thanks to the inability to get comfortable and some pretty bad contractions. When I went into OB screening on the 6th the midwife gave me 2 ambien to take when I got home. She said it wouldn’t take any longer than 20 minutes and I would be out cold. I laid wide awake until 3am when I got my first 3 minutes of sleep for the night. The next night I tried to take some unisom. I know that it is safe for pregnancy……..it didn’t do anything for me. The next night I tried 2 Benadryl……didn’t phase me at all. The contractions kept coming and I couldn’t sleep through them. Yesterday when I went back to Ob screening with some “really fun” contractions, they gave me 2 Percocet and 2 viseril before leaving.
I still didn’t sleep through the night, but it was a little bit better. The Percocet was enough to ease the contractions some and the viseril/Percocet combo seemed to relax me some. I was able to sleep for about 20 minutes at a time rather than 3, but I still wasn’t able to fall asleep for awhile. I got a bit more sleep snuggling with “Stinky” for a grand total of about 3 hours of sleep last night. Once the Percocet and viseril wore off I was in excruciating pain. It was rapid fire contractions for a bit.
At this point I can’t tell who wants me to sleep more, me or Ronny. He’s getting pretty annoyed and creeped out at waking up with me staring at him all night long. At this point I think that I may need to go in for the morphine sleep. I don’t know how much longer I can take the lack of sleep. I’m starting to get mean and I don’t want to be.
P.s. You’d be surprised at what is on tv in the middle of the night.