The difference between the impossible task of sleeping while pregnant and sleeping when baby comes, is getting up all night to pee is a quick easy task, then back to sleep. When baby gets here you are up every two hours for at least 30 minutes at a time. And, if you are anything like my husband and I you will be staring at the Lil bundle of perfection and wanting to hold him 24/7. Even my husband is not sleeping. He is worse than me, constantly touching, kissing and checking to make sure he is still breathing.
I can honestly say that neither my husband nor I have had more than 4 hours of consecutive sleep since baby was born. I am so freaking tired it's unreal. I was never EVER this tired during my pregnancy. I have never EVER known this kind of tired.
I would give anything for 6 hours of solid sleep. I was told today by a lactation consultant that I will not be getting that for along time, especially while I am breastfeeding, because my breast have to be evacuated ever 4 hours or the soreness will wake me up. I know exactly what she was talking about because I wake up every 2-3 hours, and it is almost like I am wide awake when I wake, It is very bizarre. The human body is amazing and when it comes to the growing and raising a human I am just blown away!
So, my pregnant friend, go to sleep, lay in bed and love it up. Sleep all damn day, who cares if you wake up 100 times to pee, crawl right back and bed and soak it up. I am going to stop typing now so I can pass out on my laptop for ten minutes, before lil' Ollie wakes up wanting his 10th meal of the day.
Ok, here is the really good news about the bad news of no sleep, your baby will be the most beautiful, sweetest, amazing little human you have ever seen or held, so every time you get up, it will be not such a bad thing. ;)