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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dear Blog, February 12, 2014, Sleepless

Dear Blog, 

I would love to be a great sleeper. I would love it if part of my obituary some day would read " she could sleep anytime, anywhere, for as long as she needed."

Nope.

I have been a light sleeper for as long as I can remember. From little, I would wake up to use the bathroom, never a bed wetter me. But in those days I went back to sleep.

For the last week I have been up every night for a couple of hours starting at 3-4 am. I hate this and it's not always, but when it's happening nothing much seems to help.

This morning it happened that Lucy, getting well and cutting the last molar, which I think will continue to try to break through for about 6 more months, wanted to nurse heavily at about 4:15 until about 4:45 (time to wean soon?). Sometimes I can go back to sleep or even kind of sleep through this. But not this week.

So instead I tossed and turned for half an hour, then gave up and started the coffee. And I sat, in the living room, in the quiet.

Quiet. I really, really, love quiet. I wonder if I would sleep better if I had more quiet in my daylight hours?

I'm not sure how to achieve that....