Sleep Deprivation  

RedheadedMedStd 35F
1734 posts
5/30/2006 2:06 pm

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5/31/2006 8:32 pm

Sleep Deprivation

Being sleep deprived sucks. I mean I've functioned on like an hour or two of sleep before if I was partying all night, doing drugs, or pulling all-nighters; but I was never good at it like some of my peers. I get cranky, overly-sensitive, and tired at an overly rapid rate. I can barely function and usually cannot make it through the day and night without a nap.

Last night may have been the worst night's sleep I have gotten since I have been in the condition I am in. Cleveland has fallen victim to a heat wave over the holiday weekend and I felt incredibly pregnant last night. I went to bed at 11 pm being really tired from an evening at my parents discussing hospital stuff (for when I go into labor). I came home and crashed, for about 20 mins.

It has been incredibly humid which is the worst part of it all. I don't mind 90 degree heat, I'm fine with heat. It's when the humidity is 70% and higher that I start to be unhappy. So I fell asleep for about 20 mins. and then tossed and turned for about an hour. I got up drank some water and had a snack, thinking it might relax me. Usually that will do it. Not tonight. I slept for about an hour and a half. This puts us at 2-2:30 am. I get up, and get a towel, douse it in cool water, and try to fall asleep with it on my forehead. Nope, no such luck.

I think it was about 3 when I fell asleep again, only to be woken up at 4:30 because even with the fan on, I was still sweating. Gross. I stripped off my clothes the last time I was up and now I am really getting desperate. I can feel my body crying out for sleep, but I was so hot (no pun intended), that I thought I was gonna melt!

More water, cool water on the towel and I snagged a few Zzz's. I woke up at 5:30 am. Ok, so I didn't snag that many Zzz's but at this point I was willing to take what I could get. I now know what a new Mom feels like when that baby cries every two hours. I finally said "Fuck this." I ran some bath water and laid down in a tub of cool water for about half an hour until I heard my alarm go off. That means I have 30 mins. to get in and out of the bathroom before my roommie gets up to get in the shower.

Class at 8 am, which is fine, I just feel like a Boeing jet ran over me, twice and I look like twice-baked, sitting in the fridge and getting nuked for a minute macaroni. Yea, not a pretty picture. I ended up at class 15 mins. late which is unusual for me. My professor looked at me as I came in, Ihave explained to all of them my situation and they have all been very kind. She looked at me and gave me a sympathetic smile. She had 3-4 kids, she understands.

I had downed coffee and ice cream for breakfast and caught up on my blog reading cause I needed to cool off and kill time, but I think I went over because I was too busy comment whoring. I finally get home and the sun is shining, the damn birds are chirping, and the next person who says something nice I am going to strangle.

I took an hour and a half nap before my doctor's appt. this afternoon. I felt groggy as I do even now. I mean, I don't understand how this is getting written. My body is on automatic pilot, and my fingers are typing without any actual brainpower behind them. I wonder if this sounds as discombobulated coming out on the screen as it does in my head.

Doctor's appt. was good. Baby Keegan is good, getting bigger each week and I talked to my doctor about pain meds. I told her I wanted everything I was allowed to have and some extra for my coaches too. She laughed. I am 120 lbs. which means I have gained 4 pounds since my last visit last month. Right on target.

I am exhausted. I don't think I could do any homework right now even if I wanted to, which I don't. I should though. With the exception of this weekend because of the heat, I have been sleeping a lot to the point I asked my doctor if I maybe overdoing it. She said no. My metabolism is so high and I am so active that my body works overtime trying to produce this kid, so I can sleep as much as I want. Barring sleeping like 20 hours a day of course.

I passed the 8 month mark on the 19th. I am now, 21 days and eagerly counting. I hear that most first babies are late though which bums me out. I had some lady who worked at Arby's about a month ago guess June 5th which would be nice, but I'm not gonna hold my breath. I have heard from my pregnancy gurus Frangipal and Onehotwahine, that early deliveries for first born kids are like wishing for it to rain chocolate kisses.

I actually now know how every other woman feels being pregnant. I can't and don't want to move around as much, I am tired ALL THE TIME, I can't be comfy except when laying down with a big body pillow, I am much more moody, I have a harder time getting in and out of a car, getting up off the couch and so on. At least the apartment is cooling off and that makes sleep deprivation a little easier to handle. I'm afraid if I take another nap I won't sleep again tonight. Even Lizzie and Moe were panting earlier today! Talk about hot! If your cat is panting cause he's so hot, you know it's not just you.

In the mean time I will continue to hang in there like swimwear and try to keep cool. Hope you all enjoyed your long weekends. My new resolution? Figure out a way to get an A/C unit into my apartment without getting caught or breaking the damn thing. I'm really not supposed to have one, the windows are so old that they are not built for that kind of technology. Here's to ice cream, iced coffee, and having it rain chocolate kisses.


n0tatalker 40M

5/30/2006 7:19 pm

w0w... guiness just called! that was the l0ngest p0st about n0thing ever!

ps i changed my pic f0r y0u t0o!

RedheadedMedStd 35F

5/30/2006 7:45 pm

Awww, boys I am so flattered. And the answer is yes I can see them and I love 'em!

Wordy, you shut yo mouth! Oh shit, where did I put the duct tape?

alphuctup 41M

5/31/2006 1:14 am

I'm sorry I shouldn't be laughing but "incredibly pregnant"!!!

Anyway, hang in there, oh and sweetdreams when they eventually arrive.

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
5/31/2006 10:53 am

*groan* I can totally relate right now... still haven't recovered from bad sleep yesterday. I hope you're feeling better now. *hug*

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

WoundFossaTinge 39M

5/31/2006 7:37 pm

Blah... I am right there with you. Sleep last night was very similar and my house even has central air, or sort of has central air, because the upstairs insulation is soooo bad, that the AC cools the downstairs but pushes all of the hot air up into the upstairs w/ the bedrooms. Talk about miserable sleeping conditions. At least it is supposed to cool down tonight, but as I sit here and type, yep... more sweat dripping down my face. Fingers crossed... hopefully the mild winter means a mild summer...

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