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Sleeplessness sucks

Yes, I know, thank you Captain Obvious.  And if I were slightly more awake I might be able to come up with something more original and informative than “sleeplessness sucks” but I’m not so I can’t.

I usually have no problem sleeping.  If anything, I sleep too easily.  The last time I had an epic bout of sleeplessness was when I was pregnant with Fiona.  I was getting only a couple hours of sleep a night, and that was in small chunks.  By day seven or eight I was having trouble standing upright.  I was bursting into tears for no reason.  I forgot how to tie Jake’s shoes.

Finally I called my OB/Gyn, who said something to the effect of “What the hell is wrong with you, why did you wait so long to call?  Take some Tylenol PM.”  My first Ob/Gyn, who seemed to go out of her way to tell me that I was fat and weak whenever she could, had brainwashed me into thinking that taking any kind of medicine while I was pregnant was a sign of weakness and an indication that I was destined to be a terrible mother.  Gee, do I still sound bitter, nine years later?

Anyway, the Tylenol PM worked like a charm, so I didn’t hesitate to use it earlier this week after just one night of shitty sleep.  But whatever’s going on, it’s not helping, so I’m on my third day of walking around in a fog.  I was supposed to be at a conference today, but I had to stay home so as not to risk having a nervous breakdown in the middle of a room full of people armed with cell phones and YouTube accounts.

If there’s one thing that being this tired has taught me, it’s that I don’t have the patience to pussy-foot around things.  So it’s best that I be alone as much as possible.  Then again, if this lasts until tomorrow, it will make our next Blogging Angels podcast extra interesting.

I’m going to try to take a nap.  Wish me luck.

Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information. Amy also blogs at Filming In Brooklyn, Behind the Screen, Momtourage, and podcasts with The Blogging Angels.

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