Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ramblings: Ramblings of an Insomniac

For the past few weeks, I've been waking up in the middle of the night and for whatever reason, can't get back to sleep. It usually happens between 3 and 5 in the morning and I wake up because I hear a weird noise, one of the boys hollers or cries, or one of Jeremy's five pillows attacks and tries to smother or shove me off the bed. Last night I woke up at 4:30 because I heard Avery singing about 'shoot-its' and 'baska balls' while banging his feet on the side of his crib. His vocal performance continued for well over an hour--which explains why he tried to sleep in until 9 and has been cranky all day.

After I'm awake I end up wandering aimlessly around the house, using the computer, and/or munching. In a weird way, it's kind of nice being in the house when it's that quiet and still--it doesn't happen much. Last night, I came seriously close to making some strange online purchases while downing a box of Fruit Loops.

And last week Jeremy and I had a conversation about my insomnia because I had told him I was tired and hadn't slept well. Turns out, he's never noticed me getting up and and disappearing for awhile in the wee hours of the morning. Hmm. Good to know. So last night as I tried to go in and go back to sleep, he wakes up and says "Were you out wandering? I caught you!" all proud that he noticed. I said, "Yeah I couldn't sleep, and now take a look how your pillows are trying to shove me off the bed again." And I could tell he was only half awake because then he said, "That's what she said." So I shoved him and his pillow cocoon over and said "That doesn't even make sense. Go back to sleep." And then I really couldn't sleep because I was just lying there thinking about funny Office episodes where someone says "That's what she said."

Does anyone else have wandering episodes in the wee hours of the morning, only knowing the whole time how extremely tired you are going to feel the whole next day? snd;lnaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddddddd. afdjsssssssssssssssssssssssssklllllllllllllllllll
Whoops. I think I feel asleep for a minute there and my head hit the keyboard.

7 comments:

The Lowes said...

That was me for the last 3 months of being preg. Just have a baby and then you'll be able to fall asleep anytime anywhere.

Kimball & Marianne Larsen said...

That has been me for the last long while.... Finally, I found Tylenol PM and I sleep great. It puts me out enough to sleep comfortably (usually for 6-8 hours), but not so much that I couldn't get up if there was an emergency with one of the kids because heaven knows Kimball doesn't ever hear a thing!

Amy said...

Only when I was pregnant! Have you taken a test lately?

Laura said...

Are you guys trying to KILL ME? No, there are no babies and will be no babies anytime in the near future.

Andrea said...

I had that problem pretty regularly for about 5 months last year. That is until I discoved Melatonin. It has changed my life. I take it every night. I fall asleep 15 minutes after I lay down and sleep until 7:00 every morning. Wonderful, I tell ya.

D said...

I'm laughing so hard Tara peeled herself away from the Disney Channel to come see what I was laughing at. "That's what she said" is Todd new favorite thing to say and no matter how grumpy I am when he says it, I laugh for some stupid reason. I'm not laughing at your insomnia, but Jere's lovely half- awake comment.

Travis and Jamie Shepherd said...

So I totally thought "pregnant" when I was reading your post as well!! Seriously girl, you never know. Its amazing how it can just sneak up on ya.