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#11 Tracy

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    Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:32 PM

    Hey Martha - i didn't realize you weren't in san Antonio anymore....where did you move to? Awww...I never even got to meet you in person...we should have had a BDW meet-up here in SA,

    #12 Martha

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      Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:48 PM

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      Hey Martha - i didn't realize you weren't in san Antonio anymore....where did you move to? Awww...I never even got to meet you in person...we should have had a BDW meet-up here in SA,
      Hey! We actually just moved a few weeks ago. We moved back to our hometown just south of Corpus. We decided to be closer to family (really our parents) and friends since we want Noah to be around them as much as possible.

      I can totally do a get together though....my sister and brother still live there. It would have to be after Noah arrives though because I am pretty uncomfortable these days!

      #13 JoLo908

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        Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:43 PM

        Hey Martha... I think I know how to put you to sleep... watch "Catch and Release" with Jennifer Garner... then follow it up with "Love in the time of Cholera"... I am sure you will snooze in no time!!!lol


        On a serious note, I hope you can get yourself on schedule... that is the worst...I think reading helps tire your out, and you are getting knowledge at the same time... and I love Jennifer Garner, that was just a horrible movie, and Love in the Time of Cholera is supposed to be a great book... but the movie? ehhh

        #14 Martha

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          Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:09 AM

          Well....I went to bed at 11:00 and I probably fell in to a light sleep around 11:30. I woke up at 2:30 (30 min ago) to use the restroom and well, here I am. I tried to fall back to sleep but got heartburn, so I had to sit up and I guess that was enough sleep for my body because now I am sitting in bed talking to myself on here. :)

          Joanna- I have never seen either of those movies...too bad Blockbuster is closed right now! :) I loooove to read and a few days ago finished reading "I Know this Much is True" by Wally Lamb. I have another book waiting for me, but in all honesty just don't want to read it. The Wally Lamb book was so good that I feel this one wont be able to compete and I'll end up putting it away. Which, of course is silly, but I am nuts like that.

          so, what to do, what to do?

          #15 Sarah

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            Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:19 AM

            What to do? Just chat with your other preggy friends that can't sleep

            Mine is due to my crazy work schedule- I just can't switch back to days anymore- I just stay up all night every night now. It sucks.

            It's just your body preparing you to never sleep once Noah gets here. My normal suggestion would be a glass of wine, but since we can't go that route right now, I ditto the Tylenol PM. It's safe.

            #16 1elephant

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              Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:28 AM

              i went to sleep at 10 and was up at 3:30 panicking about all of the things that i have to accomplish today. so i'm here too...........

              #17 MarieSam

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                Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:43 AM

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                MarieSam- that actually sounds like a super cool job! The hours are nuts, but I guess they have to be if you want to get all the crazy stuff that happens in the middle of the night.

                I can't imagine working those hours and raising a 13 year-old, much less planning a DW! My hats off to you!
                It is def. a unique job, can be exciting at times and it has certainly taught me so much in my career as a young journalist!! But good lawd, I am always freaking tired and feel like all I do is sleep and work, and of course be an addict on BDW! I challenged myself to stay at this job for at least a year ~ on October 1st I will have reached that goal and hopefully can move on into the next phase of my career.

                My editor, who is this old French guy, was an old war reporter in Africa and Europe, and let me tell you, his mouth is so foul but it helps keep me up in the morning, lol. On some of my more tired days I send him stories only to have him call me and say "what the F* is this? I need you to UN-f%#k this story ASAP." I never imagined I'd be getting cussed out at 3:30 in the morning, lol. A couple weeks ago I was working on an 16 hour day, and accidentally killed off the wrong person in one of my stories. It was put on the wire at 5 a.m., and by 5:15 a.m. I got a phone call from a pissed off sheriff's deputy who said I was misquoting him. Needless to say my editor called 2 minutes later and layed it on me. Luckily, the newcasts don't start until 5:30 a.m. in So Cal. It was a bad night, and let's just say I've realized I must get my rest no matter what it takes, even a 15 minute nap helps tons!!

                On a side note, high 5's to all my fellow BDW vampires These awful hours at work go by so much more quickly when I can sift through threads and plan my wedding

                #18 Martha

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                  Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:40 AM

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                  What to do? Just chat with your other preggy friends that can't sleep
                  i went to sleep at 10 and was up at 3:30 panicking about all of the things that i have to accomplish today. so i'm here too...........
                  That bites, Lauren. When do kids go back to school? Or wait, did they go back on Tuesday? I am confused with my days...they just all run together now!

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                  It is def. a unique job, can be exciting at times and it has certainly taught me so much in my career as a young journalist!! But good lawd, I am always freaking tired and feel like all I do is sleep and work, and of course be an addict on BDW! I challenged myself to stay at this job for at least a year ~ on October 1st I will have reached that goal and hopefully can move on into the next phase of my career.

                  My editor, who is this old French guy, was an old war reporter in Africa and Europe, and let me tell you, his mouth is so foul but it helps keep me up in the morning, lol. On some of my more tired days I send him stories only to have him call me and say "what the F* is this? I need you to UN-f%#k this story ASAP." I never imagined I'd be getting cussed out at 3:30 in the morning, lol. A couple weeks ago I was working on an 16 hour day, and accidentally killed off the wrong person in one of my stories. It was put on the wire at 5 a.m., and by 5:15 a.m. I got a phone call from a pissed off sheriff's deputy who said I was misquoting him. Needless to say my editor called 2 minutes later and layed it on me. Luckily, the newcasts don't start until 5:30 a.m. in So Cal. It was a bad night, and let's just say I've realized I must get my rest no matter what it takes, even a 15 minute nap helps tons!!

                  On a side note, high 5's to all my fellow BDW vampires These awful hours at work go by so much more quickly when I can sift through threads and plan my wedding
                  OMG! You killed off the wrong guy?! That is hilarious! Well, hilarious to me since I wasn't the one that goofed. I hope you were able to find the humor in it! And, you still have your job, so that's good! Thanks for the laugh, now I have something to share with Jay when he wakes up in an hour.

                  Are you able to sleep during they day? I hope your bedroom is pitch black. I can't sleep with the sun shining in our room. We have room darkening blinds and curtains that help alot. Which is good because these days, I need them!

                  #19 MarieSam

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                    Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:13 AM

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                    OMG! You killed off the wrong guy?! That is hilarious! Well, hilarious to me since I wasn't the one that goofed. I hope you were able to find the humor in it! And, you still have your job, so that's good! Thanks for the laugh, now I have something to share with Jay when he wakes up in an hour.

                    Are you able to sleep during they day? I hope your bedroom is pitch black. I can't sleep with the sun shining in our room. We have room darkening blinds and curtains that help alot. Which is good because these days, I need them!
                    Crazy right? When it was happening I was shaking and cursing myself because I had never messed up like that throughout my 11 months here. My editor knew when the night started that I was exhausted beyond belief, so when I screwed up he yelled and cursed but he knew it was so out of character. Nevertheless, I've been a kick ass employee during this dreadful shift and my editor adores me. So he did a quick fix on the wire and never brought it up again. A few hours later, I laughed my ass off, and still do thinking about it

                    Here's the brilliant background to my supreme F-up in case you wanna give your hubby the full laugh, tee hee:

                    It was a shooting that broke out at a Samoan Cultural Festival in Carson. Some guy started randomly shooting into a crowd, and then took off on foot and a security guard chased after him. He and security guard exchanged fire, and the security guard shot him dead. YEP but in my 5 a.m. version, I had the security guard being shot dead. Good lawd ~ I truly F'ed up that one. Also my job is Union so we've got very strong support if any problems arise, but luckily it was never made an issue. Plus the nature of the newswire service is also very fluid so often times stories are constantly evolving and developing minute by minute. And thank God my Editor loves me

                    As for sleep...ironically I have NO curtains in my room but I'm so exhausted I can manage. Have noticed though that I sleep much better in the wintertime when it's cold, during the summer I could only sleep about 4 hours because I'd wake up from the heat ~ sucks and I'm glad it's starting to cool down a bit!

                    #20 Christine

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                    Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:25 AM

                    Martha at the end of pregnancy the only good sleep I got was naps in the afternoon, I would sleep for a solid two hours at a time (then my bladder would wake me up).
                    Try taking walks in the late evening to help calm you down. You can also take baths as long as they are not too hot. I never took tylenol pm, but did take tylenol when the aches were making sleep difficult.
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