4:00 a.m. is not my friend

Every morning, like clockwork, I am up sometime between 4 and 6 a.m. About half the time I am able to fall back asleep after 30 minutes or so. The other times, I just can’t get back to sleep and I get up. Yesterday, I woke up at 4:35. At 5:15, I got out of bed. At 6:15 I was finally tired again, and at 6:38 (after just dozing off again), the pitter patter of Logan feet arrived in our room. Yeah, I was tired yesterday, especially since I had stayed up until close to midnight the night before. The only good things about being so tired yesterday is I fell asleep at 9:45, and slept until 5:15. I was able to go back to sleep and woke up for good at 7:20. That’s a great night sleep in Megan world!

Oh, and one of the other features of my insomnia is my mind becomes fixated something like the best way to clean our jacuzzi bathtub and I cannot let it go. Normal people don’t obsess about that sort of thing in the wee hours of the morning.

Yesterday we had a playgroup baby shower for the 4 of us who are pregnant. Three of us are due within 3 days of each other, and one is due a few weeks later in August. It was a really fun day. I think there were 10 adults and over 20 kids. The kids were amazingly well behaved…I thought Laura was pretty brave hosting playgroup at her house, but it was really fun and relatively problem-free. Laura has an amazing backyard with a trampoline, big swingset, and even a zip line. The line starts from a platform about 6 or 7 feet in the air. All the kids love it, including my fearless Logan. Well, Logan fell from the zipline. I didn’t actually see it happen, but one of the other moms did. Apparently, he lost is grip at the very top and landed flat on his back-he probably fell about 6 feet or so. Needless to say, he was pretty upset, but thankfully not hurt. And in typical Logan fashion, all he needed was a few hugs, a bowl of strawberries and some juice, and he was back on that zipline like it never happened.

Right after it happened, he wouldn’t tell me how he fell. Did he lose his grip? Did one of the other kids give him a little push before he was ready? I was very curious to hear from Logan exactly what happened. So last night, I asked him about it. His answer was so Logan. He let go of one hand on purpose because he wanted to do a “cool trick.” He agreed with me that one-handed ziplining was not such a good idea. Smart kid. And cute kid. 🙂

Baby Camryn update: As of Monday, I am 2 cm dilated and 60% effaced. Some days I have tons of contractions and I think it could happen at any time. And some days I think she’ll hang on until the end. My due date is only 11 days away now! My cankles are ridiculously out of control, and it’s quite depressing when I get weighed at my appointments every week. Up until 36 weeks I had only gained about 18 pounds. I have now put on another 10, 8 of which I am sure is pure water weight. yuck! we are all ready for Camryn to get here and to meet our newest family member!

6 Replies to “4:00 a.m. is not my friend”

  1. Hey, you never know if it’s a good idea or not until you try it right?!? I’m glad Logan wasn’t seriously hurt.

    Are we going to hear a play by play from you too when Camryn comes?

  2. you are getting so close! i feel certain that is water weight. the good news is water weight comes off quickly. i am giddy for camryn to be here and i’m sure you guys are too.
    so glad logan is okay, that funny kid.
    ps- just made bbq meatball subs from your recipes and it was a hit!

  3. Lucky you! I gained over 40 lbs this time around and it wasn’t water weight!!!

    Be sure to check out JK’s blog today. Travis is doing a play by play 🙂

  4. So, what is the best way to clean a jacuzzi bathtub? I inherited one when we bought our house and I am perplexed by the enormity of the task of cleaning it. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it is when pregnant!!

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