Ok, so it’s not my daughter that’s keeping me up (she sleeps great at night!), its MY BRAIN!
Me: I’m so tired, can’t wait to get to sleep.
My Brain: Ok, you’re ready to sleep. Well let’s think of what we did today that we can do different tomorrow. Should I write this in a blog post? I like blogging. I am so happy Nora took some naps in her crib today. *Check on Nora* I can’t forget to pay the credit card tomorrow. Ok, stop thinking, go to sleep. Oh geez, I forgot to text (enter your name here) back. I need to order (this that and the other thing) from Amazon-don’t forget. I need a pedicure, maybe on Monday. Maybe if I rub lavender on my feet I will fall asleep, oh forget it just go to sleep. *Get a drink of water* Oh my God, I have been tossing and turning for an hour now. I need to start thinking of Christmas gifts. I can’t wait until Nora is older and knows what Christmas is. We need a vacation. I hope we can take Nora to the Royal Sands in Cancun, I can’t wait for her to see the ocean. Ok, seriously, now go to sleep.
Some nights I just can’t shut my brain down. Maybe its because my thoughts are consumed by Nora during the day, so at night I can actually think of other things. I knew sleep deprivation would be a part of motherhood but I didn’t think I would be the one keeping myself from it!!