Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How Do You Get it Done?

It is a well-known fact by about three million people that I am a chronic insomniac. The reason so many people know this is because I never stop whining about it. But the day has come; I have found the magic cure.


I realize I am only in my second trimester, but I have suddenly developed the ability to sleep anywhere at any time. The girl who used to consider three hours of rest a good night's sleep now finds herself asking... can I make it an hour without a nap?

The pendulum has swung the other way. What I used to have 21 hours in a day to accomplish I now have about eight. With a few naps in-between. Which leads me to ask my dear readers... what's the cure for chronic sleep?

And don't you dare say a new-born.

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  1. Oh dear, speaking not as a published writer like yourselves but as a mom :), you're in a special time in your life, so I think you should give yourself a break. Building your family is more important than building a career, right? And you're finishing up building a person now :), and that's a LOT of work!! So the tiredness (paired with sleeplessness) is totally part of the package. I think it's God's way of making sure you'll stop everything and just think about your baby!

  2. I agree with Anne! And it gets better. Pregnacy is exhausting, literally, and sleep now because after the baby is here, you probably won't sleep all night long, straight through, for a good couple of months. Just how it goes! So enjoy it, soak it up, and then when the baby gets here, try to be happy you're awake at 2 a.m. ;)

  3. Yeah, I'm with Anne and Betsy - soak up the sleep!! :) I always tried to tell myself that only getting 3 hours of work in a day was better than writing with a foggy brain. You're working extra hard right now growing that little bean! I think God knew what He was doing by making pregnancy suck the energy out of you - makes you sit down and rest!

    Praying for you and the Little One! :)

  4. Thank you Anne, Betsy, and Erynn! You ladies rock!