Monday, May 08, 2006

Why am I not tired?

Since we brought the baby home from the hospital, I've been going to bed about 11 p.m. During the night, I've been up to feed her every 2-3 hours. She's up for good sometime between 6-8 a.m. which means so am I. That's really not much sleep. You'd think I'd be exhausted, napping whenever she does. Not so. Instead, I'm cleaning the house and baking like a mad woman. I haven't felt tired once during daylight hours. I'm usually not even tired when I go to sleep - if my husband would stay up later, so would I.

My guess is it will kick in before long and I'll fall asleep in the middle of the grocery store or something. Maybe I shouldn't drive for awhile... It's been a week though. You'd think it would've affected me by now if it's going to.

It's possible that my pregnancy prepped me to need less sleep. The heartburn was so bad it felt like I was up all night. Besides the heartburn, I couldn't sleep comfortably anyway because my belly was so big. So maybe now my body only needs 4 hours per night. My 8th grade science teacher Mr. Yazzi only slept 4 hours each night. He studied languages while everyone else was sleeping. I'm not sure I should trust anything he said though, since he also taught us about PH balance and told us that no one needed deodorant. We all know THAT'S not true. Comment on this post if you wear deodorant. If not, I'll assume you smell funny. That or you, like Mr. Yazzi, are perfectly PH balanced. Lucky you.


Colman said...

I don't need it, I smell like pine trees.

Courtney said...

My dad is perfectly PH balanced, believe it or not.

Colman said...

Looks like Mr. Yazzi was right after all... how could I have known?