I can’t keep my eyes open.
The sun is too bright and my eyes are burning. My head weighs 40 lbs. I’m tired.
My kids are typically great sleepers, so I don’t know what happened last night. First she woke up because her pajamas are too big and the sleeve was covering her hand. She likes to clasp her hands while she sleeps so she was frustrated and woke up. No big deal – I nursed her and hopped right back in bed. Then Raffi woke up screaming hysterically a short while later. I got him settled back down but not before he woke her back up. Two hours later he repeated his screaming, and at 5:45 AM she got up again to eat. That’s 5 wakeups in one night.
Basically I’ve been up every other hour.
I’m not going to complain anymore though – I know some of you have babes who are up like this every night. I can’t imagine how tired you must feel. I just needed to get it out there so hopefully I have someone who will commiserate with me and my battle wounds from last night.
Last week was my first week back to work, and I survived. My start time on Tues-Thurs is 6 AM, and man does that mess with my sleep and exercise schedule. It’s by choice though as it allows me to have Fridays to do fun things with the kids.
I skipped my workout this morning, and I skipped my workout yesterday morning, and Sunday was my rest day. That’s 3 days in a row off. I would be upset except every time I do this my weight and measurements take a nice drop. It’s weird how that happens, isn’t it? I’m officially back at my pre-pregnancy weight. And I had something like 7 inches to lose off of the widest part of my belly, but now I only have 3.5 in until my main goal. Not bad.
Speaking of, my next weight goal is 7 lbs away. That will be a weight that I used to very easily maintain, so I’m hoping that once I get there I’ll be able to maintain it easily again. Eventually I’d like to lose another 7 on top of that, but I don’t think that will be realistic while nursing. I’ll see when I get there.
I was quite impatient to lose weight right after having Ali, but now that most of my bigger clothes fit and I’ve found a good rhythm I’m more relaxed. I know that I’m doing everything I can to get my body back in shape, and the only missing key left is time.