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.