Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'd unravel any riddle...

I miss sleep. Or should I say I miss extended periods of sleep. I miss REM. I really miss the long naps I took with Eliza when I was pregnant.

Jude still gets up every two-three hours at night and sometimes he gets up more than that.I think I have learned to live on less sleep. I just tell myself adapt, improvise and overcome. I think that is what all moms eventually do in this situation. I really have no choice but to function on what I would consider to be a schedule of mental torture. I do go to bed VERY early. I know it makes me a lame ass but if I need to go to bed at 9:00pm to function- I am going to bed.

I am pretty much brainless at this point. I do pretty well in my house doing things that require little or no thought. However, I went to the store one day and totally lost my car in the parking lot. I was wandering around and around and had no clue where I parked. I also have trouble with simple things like food shopping-the thought that goes into selecting produce is just too much for me. I ran into a neighbor and could barely hold a conversation. That is what sleep deprivation does to the brain.

I might as well have straw up there.

I have big enough bags under my eyes for a two week vacation.

ah vacation- I used to sleep on vacation.

My straw for brains has me thinkin all funny. Eliza LOVES to watch Mary Poppins and usually watches a fifteen minute snippet here and there at some point during the day. Last night we watched it too close to bed time and every single time Jude woke up to eat I could not get this song out of my head.


Sister Suffragette


6 comments:

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

lack of sleep is the worst and with two little ones on two different schedules it means you can't catch up on anything... it will get better. trust me I've been there done that

Christy said...

This is the part of having a new baby that I don't miss. My kids never sleep for long period either. Hang in there mama!

Sheri said...

Oh man, I hear ya! I don't get to sleep until midnight. I was a big time sleeper before. If I had a dollar for everytime I woke up hunched over sleeping while nursing.
Your body will adapt. Your body, not your brain. lol I think having kids makes us lose brain cells. Noah still wakes up at night sometimes. I have a lot of milk at night. But now I sleep through it.

Amber said...

I was just noticing that I have bags under my eyes, too...and never have before! Is it part of having 2? It's getting better, though...slowly...but surely!

La Mama Naturale' said...

Awe! So tough! I can't help but laugh at your picture tho- it's just too cute! Hope the sleep routine gets a bit better so mama can sleep! :)

La Mama Naturale' said...

Awe! So tough! I can't help but laugh at your picture tho- it's just too cute! Hope the sleep routine gets a bit better so mama can sleep! :)