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Monday, November 29, 2010

One of those days

You know those days that you want to stay in bed? Today is one of those days for me.

The only productive thing I did this weekend was nap. I didn't do enough laundry to stay on top of it, I didn't clean the bathrooms like I had planned, I didn't do much of anything.

Last night, as a last attempt to do *something* with my weekend, I started a movie. About half way through I needed a pee break and J mentioned that he was going to bed. Bed! I like sleep! So I went to bed too.

That was a mistake - sure it was late enough that I could definitely have already been asleep for an hour, but my mind was racing thinking about the half-watched movie so I tossed and turned. I finally fell asleep but woke up 5 minutes later with a strange feeling in my legs. I had to move them.

I woke up the cat and, if I had stayed in bed, I probably would have woken up J too. So I went downstairs to look up restless leg syndrome. I had heard it was something you could get while pregnant, plus I just needed to get away from my bed for a while. I toyed with the idea of finishing the movie, but settled for a little internet searching.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is real and a scary thing. I truly hope last night was just a weird night and that it isn't something I'll have to deal with for the rest of the pregnancy. Needless to say, I did eventually go back to bed. And I did eventually sleep. But it wasn't restful and it wasn't enough and this morning I definitely stayed in bed longer than I should have.

Today was definitely a day I should have stayed in bed. Let's hope tomorrow is better.


  1. I take Magnesium & Calcium supplements to help with my restless sleeping ... totally harmless ... also recommended for Restless Leg Syndrome. Might be worth checking out.

  2. I agree with the calcium...I heard having a banana a day really helps too...the potassium. Phil has restless him and me crazy! Hope it's not that and just a one off

  3. Yep, I eat a banana and take a Tums before bed. It helps somewhat with my RLS, but it doesn't make it go away completely (sorry!)

    And I've had it since I was about 20 wks along and still have it at night. I've found wearing socks to bed seems to help a bit - not sure why?

    I also get bouts of it while sitting at my desk at work - makes the long days even longer!

    Good luck with it!