Friday, January 9, 2009
Zach has stuck with this sudden new schedule all week. You wanna know what's funny? I'm more tired than ever. For more than 3 years, I've not slept more than 3 hours at a stretch. My body adjusted to it. My baby slept by my side, nursed as needed. My body adjusted to sleeping and dozing and waking and dozing and sleeping. Now we are on Night Four of the new schedule. Zach went to bed around 8:30. Woke up at midnight. Nursed on both sides each time. Woke up at 6 this morning. I've had a good stretch of 5 hours each night of potentially uninterrupted sleep. And I'm so tired!! It's like my body is saying "You tease! If you're going to give me 5 hours of sleep, why not go ahead with another 3 or 4??" Isn't it strange how our bodies work? I've dreamed and dreamed of sleeping more than 4 hours at a time. And now the night has arrived... and I need time to adjust to it? It really makes me wonder what would happen if I were to be able to go to bed and sleep with NO interruptions, NO alarm, NO obligations. Would I ever wake up?