I Will Adjust to Not SleepingPosted: 02/07/2013
I have been a lucky lady in the sleep department for pretty much my entire life. I settle in with a book and read without my glasses on so my eyes get tired. When the eyes start to droop, the light goes out and I’m not conscious again until morning.
A week or so ago, I started getting up in the middle of the night to pee. No biggie – I was able to go right back to sleep.
Last night, not so much. Woke up around 3, peed, and then tossed/turned/cursed my husband’s snoring until my alarm went off.
But despite the horrible night, I feel okay. I might tell a different story this afternoon, but I’m thinking this could be a good thing. Maybe these sleepless nights are training wheels for the Baby Kahuna – the year (or two… three?) when we’ll be waking up every hour (half hour… 15 minutes?) to feed/change/love on our baby. If I can get myself used to a bit less sleep now, maybe it won’t be such a shock later.
I’m probably dreaming (perhaps literally), but right now, I’m putting a good face on sleepless nights. A little self-high-five for the pre-baby prep. I’m sure in a few months, I will look back on this and laugh maniacally at myself (while listing slightly to the right and hallucinating a bowl of pink bubbles). After all, I had all of that sleep BEFORE 3am.
Speaking of sleep, if you haven’t seen this, here you go: