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Thursday Thoughts: Ramblings of a Tired Mind

Last night, when I realized I didn't have a post ready to put on the blog today, I sat down to collect my thoughts.  At 10 p.m., all I could come up with was, "Kristi, go to bed."  I did not think that would make for a very good blog post, so I just went to bed.  I knew that I would be refreshed in the morning and could easily and quickly compose a wonderful post--at least that was the plan.
 
The saying, "asleep before her head hit the pillow" almost literally describes my experience every night.  I am a good sleeper.  I fall asleep super quickly, and stay asleep--unless the phone rings at 2:30 a.m.  Or 3:00 a.m.  Or both.   It rang once both at 2:30 and again at 3:00, but when we answered, we only heard a dial tone.  

I am generally a cheerful riser, but not at 2:30 or 3:00.  After the second call--from the same Georgia number (we don't know anyone in Georgia), the same number that had also called us at 7:00 and 9:00 the previous evening--I got up out of bed and went to the internet to figure out how to block calls.  The instructions on the phone company's website were clear and easy-to-follow, and the offending number was soon blocked.  

"Call blocking will definitely be on my 10 Things of Thankful list this week," I thought, as I started to compose that post.  An hour later I decided I really needed to return to bed.  I think it took me 5 minutes to fall back asleep, but I woke up at 6:00 ready to start the day.  Now it is noon, and I am going to take a nap.  

I don't know how I managed middle-of-the-night feedings when the kids were babies.

Must. Sleep.  

Can you get by with little or interrupted sleep, or are you like me and need hours on end to function?

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Thanks for naps.  (Good night!)

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  1. Kristi I never sleep it is now 4 am and wide awake...need to go back to sleep.

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  2. I never thought of going online to learn how to block a call..thanks! I hope you got a great nap in....I need my sleep too!

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  3. I am pretty sure I slept through those nighttime feedings -- another good reason to nurse -- you don't have to really be awake to do it! I am a very good sleeper -- even on airplanes I can usually be sound asleep before the plane takes off!

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  4. The way you describe your sleep is very much like myself. With the baby on the way, I'm very scared on how I will adjust with nights of interrupted sleep? I'm a grumpy girl when I don't get my 8hrs.

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