This morning’s post is brought to you late today thanks to the wonderful thing called sleep.
You see, Little MPB is what most people call a good sleeper. He has loved to sleep pretty much since the day he was born. When he was only a few weeks old he was sleeping in 4-6 hour stretches. And within a few months he was sleeping 8 hour stretches. And for months now he sleeps 11-12 hours every night. The only exception to his wonderful sleeping abilities is teething and/or illness, which throws him off. And the last few weeks of illness have been particularly tough on him as he is waking himself up coughing. Recently he has actually started saying sleepy to us at about 6:50pm, because he doesn’t want to stay up any longer (his bedtime is 7:00pm).
Anyways, the point of this isn’t to make you hate us with our good little sleeper.
The point is that Mr. MPB and I have all the sudden started falling asleep earlier in the evening too – as in 8:30pm. MPB is a night owl, so he’s used to going to bed much later. And even I’m usually up until about 10pm. So, 8:30 is a tad bit weird. And, I’m not even waking up at 3:30am worry about something. Instead, for the last few days we have both simply fallen asleep for the night.
Clearly we are exhausted.
If it were just me being this sleepy I’d probably be worried that my thyroid is off. But since we are both exhausted, it’s not just my body doing something weird.
I’m kind of thinking this is our bodies response to the crazy that is our lives right now? Or maybe it’s a delayed response to the end of daylight savings time, since its so dark here basically all the time now? Or maybe we are both getting sick (please no)?
But I must say, falling asleep early and sleeping through the night has been rather refreshing. But, this is presenting a small problem – by sleeping an extra few hours per night, I’m not getting nearly as much done during the day as I’m used to and suddenly I feel like there are way too few hours during the day.
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