Sleep. No one was joking when they nagged “get as much sleep as you can before the children come along” were they!?! Except, it’s coming up to almost 5 years since Little Button popped into this world. And, quite frankly, I’m more tired than ever! Every. Single. Day.
Anyone else propping their eyelids open right now?
She’s not a sleep thief anymore
She’s not. I mean yes, there are days when I wonder why the blooming heck she thinks it’s a great idea to wake up at 4am.
Wake up mummmmmy doesn’t quite have the same ring to it when it’s still dark outside. The mini me doesn’t get that ‘play in your room until its morning’ is actually secret code for please don’t take my sleep away or I may cry like a baby. But this isn’t all the time. And, if sleep can’t catch her in the evenings, a late bedtime isn’t going to really have a huge dent in a grown-ups sleep right? Right! So, I’m definitely going wrong somewhere.
The mummy sleep diaries
I had a great idea the other night to start a sleep diary to try and work out if I genuinely don’t have enough hours round the clock for sleep. Or, if I’m just plain lazy and need extra sleep, but not making time to give it to myself. Either way, I’ll find out soon! It’s funny how sometimes it takes writing it all down to be able to really see the facts.
My sleep log will most likely look something like this:
Rise and shine: Time alarm *Little Button blasted me awake.
How was your day? I’m guessing this will have some impact on getting enough sleep.
Time for tea: Didn’t someone important say that we shouldn’t eat after a certain time?
Off to bed sleepy head: Little Button that is.
She’s asleep! Enough said
Snack attack: I’m very guilty of this!
Bedtime at last: When I finally make it up those stairs to bed.
Restless night? Times I have woken up through the night for varying reasons… the dog wants a wee, Little Button heard ‘something’ it could be anything. Trust me.
I’m So Tired Of Being Tired
As the title says. That. So, I’m crossing my fingers for a bit of eye opening information. Wish me luck, for I can’t spell when I’m extremely tired and no one wants to read something littered with extra ‘creativity’ 😉