Wednesday, April 14, 2010


In a word, I am tired.

I'm talking REALLY tired.

So tired that I fell asleep while holding K as she drank her milk before bed; so tired I could fall asleep standing up; so tired that even though I have numerous papers and a handful of assignments to grade before noon tomorrow I'm going to bed NOW. I didn't even take said papers out of my bag this evening.

The reason for my tiredness is simple: K. K has had two bad nights of sleep. On Tuesday she was up early. 4:37am early. Thankfully a clean diaper and a little milk were enough to get  her back to sleep by 5:30. Last night sweet little girl started moaning at 2:31am. She was quiet by 2:53am. I thought we were in the clear.

Then she started SCR-EAM-ING. I went to see what was wrong and there she was sitting in her crib pointing at her toes yelling, "sockie, sockie-sockie." She managed to lose one sock last night and she was not too happy about it. After a sock change, diaper change, milk drink, and numerous rounds of Twinkle Twinkle and 10 Green and Speckled Frogs she was back to sleep. I, however, was wired. I seriously considered heading out for a 4:30am run.

What is wrong with me?

Instead I went back to sleep. I didn't sleep much; it was more of a lay there and be annoyed by every sound I heard inside and out. It was awful. I finally fell asleep sometime after 5am only to hear the alarm at 6am. I was showered, dressed, and out the door by 7:10am.

It was a long day. I even found the time and energy to squeeze in a run after class. I feel good about getting some exercise.

But I am pooped.

It is 9:30pm. I'm off to bed.

I am praying that K sleeps ALL NIGHT LONG. Is that asking too much?!?!


TerryProf said...

Hi Becky.. I bumped into your blog through Mel's 1000 mile, and after reading a bit I am hooked. Hope to read more of you in the future..
And I went through two kids, so I can totally appreciate teh exhaustion you were feeling.

Ruthie said...

Not sure if you guys already have a white noise machine. But my parents got us the SoundSpa for LB's first birthday, and it worked like magic for us. She's started sleeping a lot more soundly ever since then. But, I have been where you are (minus the urge to exercise, I just roll back to sleep).