Need Sleep!

It is crazy how well you can function on little-to-no sleep.

Two weeks ago, Aidan was sleeping from 8:30pm until 4am and then back to sleep around 4:30am until 7:30am. This is a rock-star schedule because we can still get back to sleep and function at about 90% the following day at work.

But when I woke up Monday morning this week and sleepily counted the number of hours of sleep I got the night before, I came to a whopping 3. Yikes! I was really worried that I would not be able to function that day at work. With Mondays being our busiest day and my boss being out of the office the entire week, I was certain that I would hit the wall mid-morning and disaster would ensue. However, it wasn’t bad at all.

Then Tuesday morning came and I got about 5 hours of sleep. Better than the night before, but my body slowly started to shut down by 3pm that day. I rallied in the late afternoon, but anxiously laid my head on my pillow that night.

Wednesday was the worst! I got roughly 5 hours, maybe 6–which is more than I had gotten in the past two nights, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t totally gassed by 10am on Wednesday. I barely made it to lunchtime without nodding off for a split second at my desk. Then Ryan and I met up for lunch where we tried to eat in silence, but couldn’t stop complaining about how damn tired we were!

We got into the silly-tired-state-of-mind and started joking about selling our baby. Aidan had woken up the night before at midnight, then 4am, then 6am. It was no fun. No fun at all.

Last night, however, the little A man woke up at 1am and then proceeded to sleep soundly until 7am. I left the house at 6:45am so I was able to take Cali pee, pump, shower, dress & make-up myself all before he woke up. Which is the most ideal situation–if he HAS to wake up during the nighttime hours, then it might as well be only once–and in the middle of the night so we can still get ready for work in the morning. As a result, I felt refreshed for the first time in 3 days.

Hopefully this is the first of many nights like this. But with a little boy who will do as he pleases, I know I can’t hold my breath.

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