Sleepy Stupor

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I would invite you over for breakfast but it appears that all the seats on the patio are taken…


Hey, hey.  It’s a normal Saturday over here.  These days, a normal Saturday includes a total hormonal meltdown in bed at 7:00 AM because my damn pregnancy-induced insomnia and generally physical uncomfortable-ness kept me up all night long.  I know, I know… my body is actually being quite smart and is preparing me for life with a newborn.


I wish my body was stupid so I could sleep.


Music and dishes….


And then, breakfast and sunshine…


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That’s PB toast with sunflowers and coconut + fruit.


So, in response to the previously mentioned meltdown, I’m making it my personal goal to pull myself together today.  Fight fire with fire and whatnot.  I’ve got a list of errands and chores that I’d like to accomplish – feeling productive is good for the soul – and I have a party to attend this afternoon. And hopefully, I’ll go for a long walk.  If all of that doesn’t whip my frown upside-down, I don’t know what would (besides getting this baby out of meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee).



  • Earthy Nicole June 2, 2012, 10:01 am

    Aww, I wish I could give you a big hug! I woke up to pee like three times a night towards the end of my pregnancy, plus my husband snores, so it was hard for me to sleep at all. Then when the baby came, I slept a lot less, obviously, and had all sorts of i-love-her-so-much-and-am-so-happy meltdowns… but that’s the thing, I was happy and you will be too. Just keep bakin’ that baby and know that it’s all worth it. xx

  • Mo June 2, 2012, 10:23 am

    Ugh I hear you on the pregnancy induced insomnia and uncomfortableness. I feel like I didn’t sleep a wink last night between the insomnia until 1:30 am and then the getting up every hour to pee. I think we will sleep more with a newborn than we are currently.

  • Scargosun June 2, 2012, 10:33 am

    I absolutely love seeing your breakfasts on the weekends. My brain does not function really well till 9am so I usually borrow or spin off an idea from you. Thank you!

  • Christine June 2, 2012, 10:36 am

    My youngest baby is 13 but I so remember feeling that way at the end of my pregnancies!

  • Kailey June 2, 2012, 11:03 am

    sorry to hear that pregnancy is keeping you up at night! Sounds rough – hopefully the productive day will lead you to a good nights rest.

  • Rachel June 2, 2012, 11:51 am

    this is by far the toughest part! hang in there & know that you’re not alone in your sleep-deprived, hormone induced melt downs 🙂 not too much longer & you’ll get to meet BabyHTP!

  • Amber K June 2, 2012, 3:10 pm

    Oh the wait, wait, wait part. I remember my best friend going through that with all of her pregnancies. Then again, according to my Facebook wall everyone seems to be pregnant and just ready for the baby to come already. Hang in there!

  • Ramona June 2, 2012, 3:20 pm

    Girl, just take it one step at a time! But we’re all allowed to meltdown every now and then.

  • Lynna June 2, 2012, 5:17 pm

    Oh, sweetie…you know you will feel better once baby is here…enjoy the last few days of your first pregnancy. It will only happen once!

  • Katya June 2, 2012, 9:31 pm

    I hear you on the pregnancy induced insomnia. Last night I couldn’t sleep till 3am, doesn’t help I have a cold too. Not long to go now, but the end sure does take a while!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 2, 2012, 9:49 pm

    Aw – feel better Caitlin! You’re in the home stretch!

  • Crystal June 2, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Have you talked to your midwife/OB about Benadryl? I hate taking it, but some nights towards the end it’s the only way I can sleep. I had an appointment today and I actually got told I needed to take some tonight b/c I slept a grand total of 2 hours last night.

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 2, 2012, 11:34 pm

    Oy, not being able to sleep is the WORST. For some reason, I’ve been sleeping terribly for the past week & a half (no, I’m not pregnant), so I feel your pain! Keep sticking through, girl…you’re so close!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 3, 2012, 12:31 am

    Almost there sistahhhhh! Keep calm, and stay strong 🙂 You’re almost there baby HTP hahah

  • Emily June 3, 2012, 3:23 am

    Tadpole will arrive soon, Caitlin:) It’s okay to call a baby that? I have no idea how exciting waiting for a baby would be. The most exciting thing I’ve waited for is exam results and that’s not even exciting, it’s incredibly stressful. I heard chili makes the baby come quicker but I think that’s an old wives tale.

    • Caitlin June 3, 2012, 10:36 am

      Hahah baby waiting is stressful too 🙂 But fun

  • Miranda @ Biting Life June 3, 2012, 9:55 am

    I’m sorry you’re having some trouble 🙁 Not too much longer, though!

    Just wanted to mention… the actual phrase is “you can’t fight fire with fire.” Hahaha.

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd June 8, 2012, 11:32 am

    You got it girl, you’re almost there!!! No shame in hormonal breakdowns…we’re women…and you’re a pregnant woman (in case you didn’t know ;)…it happens! The only time it becomes a problem is when you let it take over and don’t fight back!

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