Saturday, March 28, 2009

Insomnia

Here I type at 5:27am. I've been awake for almost an hour just lying in bed tossing and turning. There's no baby awake, no pee-soaked sheets to change, no vomiting kid, just me awake and waiting for something to happen.
My body has been trained that it only needs a good 5 hours of sleep. I learned that during the newborn months. The baby now sleeps 10-12 hours a night but I only continue to sleep 5. Back when the baby was up every few hours I dreamed of how wonderful it would be when she slept all night. How ironic that now she sleeps and I can't.
I'm assuming I'll probably never sleep a full night again. Probably the next time I'm really tired, there will be a screaming baby or pee-soaked sheets or a vomiting kid. That's just the way this mommy thing rolls.

3 comments:

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

I have the same problem. I wake up "naturally" at 4-5 hours, even if the kids are asleep. And every time I do I get a barely-suppressible urge to go into their rooms and wake them up just to annoy them.

L Harris said...

lol. right now i dream of being able to get up before them all, for the calm still quiet morning before the world - loud and demanding - wakes up. but. i. am. so. tired.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I am sorry I can't really empathize, I hardly ever have trouble sleeping, and in fact sometimes I wish I had a little more time.

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