Responsible parenting and leadership are a start. In between reaching for the sky (Toy Story rocks).

Screw the darkness. I prefer the lightness of Pop.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mama A says, “That darn cat…”

"…is gonna die."

Not really. Maybe just get drop-kicked across the room. It's bad enough that Amy's not sleeping well with amped hormonal surges and baby-on-bladder syndrome. Now our lovely calico, Chelsea, who is 19 years old and not going anywhere anytime soon, either:

  1. Sits right in front of Amy's face and wakes her with tickling whiskers.
  2. Walks over Amy's head or belly to reach her favorite spot in between after returning from her nocturnal haunts.
  3. Launches a whiny meowing jag at 4, 5 and/or 6 a.m.
  4. All of the above or some combination thereof.

These housecat behaviors where troublesome at times prior to being pregnant (and the spray bottle full of water doesn't work as well as you'd think), but considering yesterday morning Amy could've lifted a bus to throw at the cat, and thank God she didn't, we need to get her some better sleep before we start throwing the cat at the baby.

It's a joke. Really. No worries.

I did some research on one of the sites we visit weekly, the America Pregnancy Association, because I bounce online all the time.


How can I cope with insomnia during pregnancy?

  1. Try new sleeping positions

  2. Prepare yourself for bedtime by taking a warm bath or receiving a nice massage

  3. Set up your room for a comfortable sleep setting by changing your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and playing some relaxing or natural sounds that can help make you sleepy

  4. Try relaxation techniques such as the ones you have learned in your childbirth class

  5. If you still cannot fall asleep you should get up; you might read a book, watch TV, eat a small snack or fix some warm milk

  6. Exercising during the day

  7. If you have the opportunity to sleep during the day you should take it!

But no matter what, don't throw the cat out with the disposable diapers. Landfills are too full.

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