It's 6 AM, and I am awake. For those of you who know me, you will find this odd. I like to sleep. Really. Often, when given the choice between a fun party and a good nap... I'd prefer the nap. Yeah, there may be something wrong with me.
Hod likes to sleep even more than I do. He has helped me to enjoy sleeping even more.
But then #1 was born.
She is super cute, and I love her, but she is totally messing with my sleep problems.
Like tonight. She woke up to eat just before 4 AM, nothing wrong with that. She's a bottle baby, and I used to feed her while I was sleeping, but I kept waking up in a pool of formula only to find #1 asleep, that she had stopped eating a while ago, and was now feeding the bed. I only own so many sheets, so something had to change. So, now I wake up to feed her. I don't let myself fall asleep. This normally results in me being awake for a while after she falls back asleep.
Also, the whole labor/delivery thing has kind of destroyed parts of my body. It's been 2 months, and we just figured out what was wrong with me 3 days ago. After being awake to feed #1, my body with it's post delivery ailments started acting up. A hot shower, and 70 minutes later, I was finally able to start drifting off to sleep. (this was just after 5:30 AM)
I have been Hod's alarm clock our entire marriage. However, there have been times that I haven't been around so he has had to wake himself up. This involves setting everything with an alarm, and making sure the volume is up high. This last Monday morning I was staying at my parent's house because I had a Doctor's appointment 52 miles away from where I now live. Hod had to be to work by 7:30 AM, so he had to set all sorts of crazy alarms. The alarming devices have been turned off the past 2 nights. But, tonight, he forgot to turn them off. And the alarms were still set.
This means, that right after I was drifting off to sleep, a crazy loud alarm went off. He slept through it (He has mad sleeping skills. It's like a super power with him.) but it woke me up. I calmed myself down, only to have another alarm go off 20 min later.
It is now 2 1/2 hours since #1 woke up to eat. She wakes up about every 3 hours. (I can actually already hear her starting to stir.) She had a rough evening, and didn't actually go down for the night til 1 AM.
So, here I am, now it's 6:20, and I have only had 3 hours of sleep.
I have got to figure out some other way to handle life, cause sleep is no longer an option.
But, on the plus side, I have some fun songs in my head!