I'm so tired, are you too? One of the major reasons that I don't post as much anymore is because many days, when Noah naps, I just pass out. I've been very exhausted lately. I'm not sleeping so well anymore and wake up a lot at night. I suppose coupled with the fact that we wake up with Noah every morning by 7:00am, if not earlier, that doesn't equate to much sleep. A friend of mine has a fabulous system worked out with her husband. They have two small children, 1 year and 4 years. On the weekend, either my friend or her husband takes Saturday or Sunday morning as their morning to watch the kids, while the other takes the next day as their morning. The one who has the morning off, gets to sleep in a little. Such a great idea, right? Unfortunately, and I should add, regardless of how wonderfully helpful Jon is on any given morning, we just can't seem to sleep-in at our house. This is because it's a very small ranch and we have a very loud child who also happens to be very needy. So, if the loud screams and crashing toys from the playroom next door don't keep you up, surely the pounding on your door every five minutes with an astounding "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMY!!!!", will.
Everyday around 1:00 when Noah goes down for a nap I have an internal battle. All I want to do is lay my head down and sleep. I must truly be tired because it usually takes just seconds to pass out. I battle with myself, stay up, get things done, clean, cook myself lunch, straighten up, make call backs or e-mail replies or sleep. I think though, for the mere fact that I literally "pass out" means that I am indeed in need of some sleep.
The problem is, is that Noah now only sleep one hour most days. It takes a while to get him down, do a couple quick things and lie down, so I am left with just 40 minutes or so. I wake up with a jolt each time, deep in sleep by a loud cry from his room. You wake up feeling more tired than you did going down. So what's a Mom to do?
Do I not let myself sleep and go to bed earlier or do I just try to get the rest that I can during the day? This is a hard one, what do you guys do? Hope you're all well rested and getting those dished done at nap time, or at least reading a magazine.... Thanks!