Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sleeping Mommy & The Beast

Boy! I wish I could pass out like that!

It is surprising that almost all my friends are amazing sleepers.  These girls are not just getting to bed and getting their 8 hours, most of them actually get more.  Some (who will remain nameless- Libby)  have trained their children to play quietly while they sleep.  I am waiting for a tutorial on this one!  My best friend and I lived together during our university days and I can tell you I knew better than to disrupt her sleep.

For some reason I am not a good sleeper.  I stay up waaaaaay too late trying to get stuff done  blogging. and I can't seem to stay asleep past 6:00 AM.  What is wrong with me?  I do have one little pea on my mattress (my newborn) who can keep me up.  She really likes to cuddle in bed and I love it too.  So I am consulting the sleep experts and I am going on a sleep challenge for the week.  If it goes well this week I may try it for the month.

FYI- the real reason behind this challenge is to see if sleeping will make a big difference in my mood and irritability.  I usually blame those two beasts on my thyroid condition but let's face it - I am not getting enough sleep.  I also want to see if I will get just as much done with more sleep.  I can't imagine not pulling an all nighter every once in a while baking cupcakes, cleaning up, blogging, promoting the trade show etc..

So here are my sleeping rules:
1. Children in bed by 7:00.  I need some quiet time to unwind.
2. Mommy in bed by 11:00.  (I was going to start tonight but it is 11:18 and I am still typing this!  I know! I know!)
3. No computer past 10:00.  That is going to hurt.  How am I going to fit everything in?
4. Bedtime routine (Quiet reflective time, herbal tea, hit the sack! Hopefully without the baby.)

Wish me sweet dreams!

On another note check out my post about Growing Faith in Your Children at Blissfully Domestic today!



Kelly Polizzi said...

Aww cute pic. Don't you just love how kids can just conk out anywhere they please?

I wish i could be disciplined with my own rules also. would love it if the kids were in bed by 7!

thanks for following my blog. I am following you back. Looking forward to seeing your MTM!

Keli said...

Love the pic! Good luck with your routine. I'm working on getting up by 8. My boys play quietly while I sleep and I tend to sleep as long as they let me play (usually no later than 9 but that's too late!) I've been setting the alarm lately and doing pretty well. Goood luck!!

K said...

New follower! Looking forward to hearing more from you!

Missy Schranz said...

Howdy! I've had a terrific time at your blog! Nice job! I'm your newest follower and would like to see you at my blog.
Have a great day!
God bless!

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" said...

Well let me know if that works for you! I pracitcally need parental controls on my computer to shut it down at a certain time or else I WILL BE UP LATE!! I have the kids under control w/an early bedtime... I just need to work on mine, haha.

JakenMattsMom said...

Hi I am your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hop. I would love for you to follow back at my blog!

Thanks! Sabreena

The Survival Mama said...

Seriously? They play quietly while she sleeps. That looks like this at my house. Big Monkey (next to my face) Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, MOM!

I am a great sleeper, and can pull a cat nap out of nowhere while the monkeys are sleeping - - but I also get what you're saying about needing more.

I have Hashimoto's and saw an interview about walnuts and soy affecting thyroid even if levels are controlled with meds. It took forever to get my levels right after my second kiddo.

Good luck!!
FOllowing from the blog hops....excited to see how the sleep study turns out :)

The Survival Mama

Steph said...

hi Myrtle! Saw your post on Blissfully's great that your son is surrounded by such great examples of Christ! I feel the same way about my girls...the day to day gets to me and all they see is my impatience. But I hope that they also see the good, and I'm sure your son sees Him in you as well. Kids seem to notice the small things that you do too, like opening a door for someone, for example.

Good luck with your new sleep schedule! Night time is my computer time too, so I know it is a dilemma! Take care!

Living on Love and Cents said...

Thanks for linking up today at Making Friends Monday! I am now following you! I look forward to rading your post! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~Heather

Karen said...

Saying hello on Catch A Wave Wednesday:) I am already a follower!

Deb Chitwood said...

Sweet photo! And good luck with your sleep challenge! I'm another one who is terrible about getting to bed on time (case in point - it's 11:00 pm, and I'm not even thinking about bed yet)! Your rules sound like great ones, though.