Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well this is a disaster.

It is 12:15AM. I am awake. My children will be waking me up in approximately seven hours, if I'm lucky. This is not good.

This evening I had a rehearsal for the spring season of the Anglican Chorale. The rehearsal lasted until nearly 9:30pm, which is definitely past my bedtime right now! Since I still had a 45-60 minute drive home, I got a cup of coffee (not decaf) in the interest of staying awake and alive on the way home. Usually I don't drink caffeine (particularly while pregnant) but this time it seemed warranted. Plus, it normally only affects me very slightly.

Not tonight. I have no idea why, but this time I have ended up with an erratic (and uncomfortable) heartrate, and utterly sleepless. I lay in bed for half an hour, got up and made a loaf of bread for the morning, then lay in bed for another hour, heart racing, mind racing, trying not to move so that Gabe could sleep.

As you can see, I have now given up. I'll check my email, complain bitterly to the world at large, and go try again.

Sigh. I am going to feel awful in the morning.


Amber said...

Oh dear! I hope today goes better than you were thinking last night...

BTW, sometimes caffeine affects me like that too and I find that if I drink a lot of water it helps. Sure, I have to get up a couple times in the middle of the night to use the restroom, but at least I can get to sleep!

Ma Torg said...

I'm so sorry for you, Emily! I know what that is like. I had the same problem with Edmund and couldn't drink any caffiene whatsoever past 10 a.m. or I had insomnia (took me awhile to figure it out too). I hope your kids take a good nap, simultaneously, so you can too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sorry, Em! There may be worse things than not being able to sleep, but very few stress me out quite as much. Hope you got to sleep soon after!