Don’t know what to do… April 30, 2012
With Myself! LOL I really don’t… you see, my youngest has slept through the night the last two nights and I don’t think my body knows what to do with itself getting so much rest. I think I got about 7hrs. the first night and then a full 8 last night. When you aren’t use to it, it’s strange! But I wonder if we have figured it out… You see, I kept wondering why he slept SO well when my Mom and Dad were here. It just made no sense. Then Friday night I let the boys stay up late since it was well the weekend! Plus, we’re just about on Summer hours here now… I mean, it’s not dark until after 8 so it’s REALLY hard to put the kiddos to bed when it’s light out. It’s like they know the sun is still out so they want to be, too. It can be a pain. Anyways, I let them stay up later than normal and he slept through. Sat. they got to stay up a bit later, but not too late and again he did ok… I think he got up once. Last night, I let him stay up a smidge past 9 and he slept through again!
Here’s my theory — I’m starting to think that sleep cycles can’t just be learned. I think part of them are just our natural way to work. You see, I’m a night owl and don’t function well in the AM. I’m just not a morning person. I get up fine (we got up at 8AM today) but I’m just not super productive quickly. I’m the most productive after lunch. I get up and get breakfast going and check my mail and get on here, but other than that I don’t do much. But once I get going I have a hard time stopping until fairly late. Then I need quiet time to myself to wind down. I’m starting to think my youngest is like me. By letting him stay up a bit later it’s like he’s winding down and then sleeps better. I think that is just his circadian rhythm. I’ve been reading on it simply because I was trying to avoid meds, but I know that I am in desperate need of sleep. Which now that I am getting, I’m not sure what to do with! LOL I’m usually running on much less. But my point is, I am wondering now if this is really what his issue is? I’m going to keep up with the later bedtime for him which shouldn’t be an issue for a while because school here will be letting out soon (3 weeks). So, I won’t have to worry about it affecting my oldest. Although, he goes to bed at 8:30 so it’s not a huge difference. We did earlier before but he was getting up too early. So, we let him have an extra 30mins. and now even on his days off, he gets up at or before 7. Which is fine by me.
But now after reading all this, I am really starting to worry about my husband. Over the last year, his body is showing signs of distress. I don’t think even HE knows it. He just knows he doesn’t feel great, has a lack of energy, and isn’t as productive as he was at one time. Originally he blamed the weather and his health issues (he has severe sinus issues here in East TN). But after reading about sleep and how it affects us, I’m starting to think he is suffering from a mild sleep disorder from working a rotating schedule. I think I will talk to him about it later. I haven’t done any in-depth research, but so far what I’ve read is giving me cause for concern. I really do see a big change coming in our future. I really hope that God will show us where he wants us to be to be healthy, happy, and productive people. Cause right now, we’re not at full potential. And it’s hard to help others when you’re ‘drowning’ in your own yucks. Know what I mean?
Speaking of yucks… my weight was 192 this AM. I was a bit surprised but not completely. We did eat out yesterday. I had two of the beef sliders and some fries and coffee. Yes, coffee. Just not into soda like I was. Anyways, that and half of a cupcake are all I really had plus a light breakfast and dinner. But like I said yesterday, I should start my cycle soon. I am hoping that my weight is just creeping up like it does for that. Need lots of water and to be on it this week. I’d really like to see the 180’s for my final weigh-in for the month of April on Sunday, but not sure if I will since I’ll probably have my cycle. I am glad that my ‘high’ right now is the low 190’s versus the middle. I am not, however, happy that I have not been working out like I should. UGH. I keep meaning to. I need to make more time. I just keep putting it off when we have so many other things going on. And I know it’s important. Especially Pilates. I have a whole rant about that too after reading a blog on here… Maybe I should put that in another blog since this one is probably already getting pretty long! LOL
Allllllllrighty then! I’m going to jump off of here for now. Not sure what to do with my day, but I’m sure I need to do something. Probably some work outside later if the weather cooperates but that is about it. Take care chicks and have a great week!