Pregnancy Tip Of The Week

             Take A Nap!


We all know that it is important to get a good nights sleep when your expecting. They saying: "What's Good For Mom Is Good For Baby" is especially true here. The only problem is, getting a good nights sleep is a lot harder than it sounds. Between having to pee, nighttime nausea, and the pain involved with finding a comfortable position to sleep in, the actual hours you get to sleep quickly dwindle away. Every trimester you experience new and different things that keep you up at night.
During my first trimester it was leg cramps and going to the bathroom. Now that I am in my second trimester, it's getting comfortable, leg cramps. hip pain. and of course constantly needing to be woken up and put back on my side (its not good to sleep on your back in the second trimester and apparently once I am out, thats exactly how I end up).

For me, that takes its toll on me in the morning. It takes a lot of energy to grow a baby (or two, or three) and even if you were lucky enough to get an uninterrupted night of sleep (I seriously envy you!) most likely you will find energy waning a few hours after getting up. I have noticed that it has affected my mood and my work performance. So about two weeks ago, I was going on my lunch break, and I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. I decided to just go out to my car and relax, away from the noise and constant questions about my pregnancy. I put on some calming music ( my top picks right now are The Weepies and Sara Bareilles), put the seat back, and slept. I get a 45 minute lunch break but all I needed was about 20 minutes. It was amazing. I woke up refreshed and ready to go back to work. It had been weeks since my job performance was so good!

So, my new routine every day has been to eat for half my lunch and nap for the other half!. Everyone in the office has a good laugh when I leave and say I'm off for my afternoon nap, but then again, none of them are pregnant with twins!  I have found that it does not matter if I only have time for 10 min or 30. Sometimes I can't actually fall asleep, but just resting my eyes and taking time to relax has almost the same effect. 

If you find yourself struggling to stay awake during the day, don't fight it. Even if all you get is a ten minute break, that is still enough time to close your eyes, and take a few minutes to just breathe and relax. So, try it out for yourself and leave me your comments below and let us all know how you feel after! 

                                                                       
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About Amara Franklin

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times... I LOVE MY LIFE. I have a great husband and the best little baby dudes in the world! I have found that raising twins is not so different than a singleton, just a little bit louder (and a lot more fun!). I look forward to going through this journey together... SUPER MOMS UNITE!

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