Monday, November 17, 2014

#Microblog Mondays 12

Occasionally I have days when I am absolutely, and to my mind, somewhat inexplicably, exhausted.  Yesterday was one of those days.

I was awakened in the night by AJ twice on Thursday night.  (He has ear infections on both sides and was running a fever.)  I ended up being awake for over an hour with both boys (because MJ is such a light sleeper and refused to go back to bed until his brother did).  Despite that fact, I was only a little more tired than usual on Friday.  Nothing a little strong coffee couldn't remedy.

Saturday night, the same thing happened again.  Except this time I wasn't awake as long because MM took over after I'd only been awake a half-hour or so.

Sunday I woke up exhausted and continued to feel exhausted the entire day.  Nothing gave me energy.  Not coffee, getting outside in the fresh air, drinking lots of water, eating a healthy lunch (with lean protein and organic veggies).  Nothing.  I seriously could have gone to bed for the night before 5:00 p.m. and slept straight through until the morning.

As it was, I went to bed right after the boys and was asleep before 8:00 p.m.  I slept until nearly 6:00 a.m. without waking. . . just about 10 hours.

What the heck?  I am more tired these days than I was when the boys were still being awakened for every-three-hours-round-the-clock feedings.

If I ever had a whole weekend to myself, I think I would probably spend most of it asleep.

3 comments:

  1. I feel like that lately, too! I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 5am the other day and couldn't get back to sleep, but felt mostly fine all day, then I felt even rejuvenated after a 20-minute nap on the couch in the evening. But then some days when I sleep nine hours I feel exhausted and want to go to bed early the next night. Doesn't make any sense, does it?

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  2. I feel exactly the same way lately. Like I go home at lunch at and take a nap. I feel like an 80-year-old woman. Every chance I get, I take a nap. Sunday, when OJ napped, I napped. D had pneumonia and I bronchitis---but both were weeks ago. we just can't seem to shake every little bug the kids are bringing home this year or fight things when we do get them. Man, it's going to be a long winter....but I feel your pain!

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  3. It could be the change in seasons. Or sleep loss catching up with you. Though this post made me want to crawl into bed in my pyjamas.

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