Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sleep: Lack Thereof

Wow, I've neglected you all for almost a week.  That sounds about right.  After Jack basically stopped sleeping for more than an hour and a half at a time for the entire month of November, we decided that BJ will be the only parent on duty from 7 pm to 7 am.  We started this Monday night.

You can only imagine how much not-sleeping has been going on in this house ever since.  Because even though I'm not on duty, I'm laying awake feeling guilty while Jack cries, or while I wait for BJ to come back to bed.

I am getting more rest than I was, and my old personality is starting to come back, but it's going to take time.  It got so bad that the cashier the other day said, "Are you ok?" when she looked at me.  I said, "Yeah, I'm just tired."  It was 9 am.

I won't bore you with the rest of the details, but I just took this sleep quiz and got 44%.  I'm flunking sleep.

As you can imagine, this situation is not conducive to creativity.  We're still here, we're mostly fine.  We're getting ready for Christmas (a scaled-back, more reasonable version of Christmas, this year, which will hopefully prevent me from getting all crazy like I normally do).

I guess I'm not going to win that award for most compelling blogger this year.  Oh well.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  Right now I'm trying to keep Jack from eating toys while trying to inspire the girls to actually clean up their crap in the family room, so that maybe BJ and I can watch a movie tonight after the kids go to bed.  And I need to start dinner.  Fascinating stuff, here, internet.  How are you?


Bev said...

I'm always glad to hear from you. December is crazy enough for most folks without having a baby who is going through a no-sleep phase! It sounds like your priorities are on target!

Meanwhile we've been wending our way slowly to Arizona for the winter and finally arrived here today! The grands are just so very excited. They already had their tree up and decorated but saved back enough ornaments for all of us to put some on together...awww, so sweet.

Rob Monroe said...

We had a rule: before 3 am was Anny's job, after 3 am was mine. Worked for us - neither would feel guilt because we knew the other had done their time, too.

It gets better, but you know that. Just REMEMBER it, okay? :)