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    The ultimate guide to sleeping when pregnant – Guest Post

    The ultimate guide to sleeping when pregnant There is no other state in a woman’s life as delicate and magical as during pregnancy. This period, however, comes with its challenges, one being a lack of quality sleep. It is crucial that you get enough sleep for a brighter day ahead and a healthy pregnancy. Here are some tips to better sleep when pregnant. Why quality sleep is crucial to a pregnancy A majority of women (78%) experience more disturbed sleep during the pregnancy and out of those with sleep problems at this stage, 20% have a high likelihood to experience longer labor or undergo cesarean. Those who get plenty of…

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    Today, I Wished I Wasn’t a Parent!

    Today, for just a moment, as I watched the chaos unfold around me, for one single minute… I wished I wasn’t a parent. My pre-parent days flashed before my eyes, and I longed to be able to travel back in time, even if just for a moment, to revel in the peace and quiet. To become again the organized, more in-control “me”. I heard the first cry at 11:30pm, and these fitful screams continued every hour (on the hour). Until Mr B decided that this was clearly a lost cause and got up at 3:00am (Bless him), and took the zoo downstairs to watch a movie. I obviously fell back into a deep sleep… Because I woke up…

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    I’ve Gone Mental ..

    It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve slept through the night… So, if my maths is correct, the equation looks something like this: 5yrs of approx. 3hrs sleep/night (on average) = INSANITY! Feel free to double-check my maths, but I think that formula is pretty solid. I’VE GONE MENTAL! I thought it best that I share the symptoms, since my condition might be highly contagious! Even if you don’t catch my condition, you might catch me, so be on the look-out! 1.You answer in monosyllables. It’s just too much effort to use your words. 2. You’ve put the milk in the closet & the cereal in the fridge (often). 3.…