Reading the comments on my recent bed rest confession post, I was stunned at the number of pregnant moms who took naps. I took maybe three naps my whole pregnancy. I tried to figure out why I didn’t nap more and that’s when I remembered… my Pregnancy Superpower. It was a power so powerful I could not discuss it. I was too afraid to jinx it. I was worried I would get pelted with rotting vegetables by other pregnant women. And I will tell you, it was awesome.
Almost every night of my pregnancy, I slept 10 to 12 uninterrupted hours. In a row. No getting up to pee. No tossing and turning. Sometimes on weekends I would sleep 14 hours, going to bed at 10PM and waking up refreshed at noon the next day.
The thing that disrupted my sleep more than anything was my husband getting up to pee in the middle of the night. Or my husband tossing and turning, frantically worried about the impending TWO BABIES!
Before the vegetable pelting begins, think hard and tell me your Pregnancy Superpower. I know you all have one. I read your blogs. Some of you never had pre-term labor. Some of you had full-term vaginal births. Some of you never puked in public.
And follow-up question: what Pregnancy Superpower other than the one you had would you want to have? My answer: None! I’ll never get to sleep that much again until the boys move out of the house.