Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sleep? What's that?

Ugh. Sometimes I shoot myself in the foot, I really do. 

Some people are early to bed early to rise types. Like Eric, for example. He has no problems whatsoever calling it a night by 9:00 pm...sooner if he can get away with it, and he wakes up at the crack of dawn to work out every single day. But not me. I am a night owl, and I always have been. This has come in handy with having babies, because I never really had much of a problem getting up with them in the night, as long as I got to bed at a halfway decent hour.

I've been falling asleep around 10pm every evening here lately, which is really early for me. I usually use the night after my family is fast asleep to get the only quiet time to myself that I'll have all day. So it's not uncommon for me to be up until 2am getting projects done and researching things online in peace, only to turn around and be awake by 7am with Gracie. I'm used to running on little sleep...but the last two nights have kicked my rear end!

On Monday evening Grace decided to wake up 3am ready to party. I had been sleeping for a couple of hours already when I heard her screaming siren go off from her bedroom. Fine, I thought. I'll just feed her and put her back to sleep and slip right off to slumberland. Nope. I believe I was crawling back in bed at about 5:30 that morning. Believe it or not, I was totally fine yesterday. Even with our little middle of the night intermission I still ended up getting about 5 hours of rest.

But last night I made a huge mistake. I fell asleep at around 10:30, and at about 1:30 Grace woke up crying. Luckily I was able to feed her quickly and put her back in bed with no problems - except for the fact that then I was totally wide awake, and I needed to wind back down to get to sleep. So I got online. And then I remembered that I meant to stay up anyway to work on a few birthday decorations. So I fired up the Cricut and got to work. The next time I looked at the clock it was almost 5:00am. Whoops!! I turned off the Cricut, crept into our bedroom, and as soon as my head hit the pillow Gracie woke up again. And this time she didn't want to go back to sleep. So I got back out of bed and wrestled with her for an hour and a half before getting her to go back to sleep. I got about an hour nap this morning before the girls decided to be up for the day.

All of that is to say...I'm literally a walking zombie today. And it's all my fault. I could blame it on Gracie...sure...I could spin it that way. But I won't. It was my own stupidity. So this is what you get for a blog today. A story about my stupidity. I don't have the brain cells to squeeze out anything else, haha. Now I've gotta go be a mommy and pretend like I haven't been awake since 1:30. :) I have a feeling this mama is going to be napping with the girls this afternoon!

P.S. Please ignore any spelling errors or my bad grammar (what else is new?) I'm calling for a get-out-of-grammar-free pass today. I feel like an 80's anti-drug commercial right now.


Cassie said...

I would say nap nap nap today!!
That is the one thing I am looking foward to with maternity leave, NAPS during the day. PTL!!

You are super Mommy, that's for sure. When you said 5 am, I literally said to myself "5 am!!!!" Good luck today!!

Heather said... poor thing. You make me want to put my head down on my desk and take a nap. I hope you get some Zzzzs today!!

Sarah said...

You sound JUST like me! I have no idea how I function. Crazy!! Ahhh, and naps!! Easier said than done.

I remember our late night preggo convos :)


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