Monday, November 10, 2008

5w2d - Exhaustion

I never fully understood pure exhaustion before. I get it now. I am SO tired. I can't bring myself to do anything I should be doing. My house is a mess. And when I do attempt to do something productive I usually end up getting frustrated and cry. And then I laugh at myself for crying. And K joins in...which sends me right back to crying.

As if being horribly tired wasn't bad enough, I can't sleep! I have a cold or something that is making me cough and giving me a scratchy throat and it makes it impossible to sleep. Last night I went to bed at 9:30, didn't fall asleep until 12:30 and was awake about every 20 minutes flopping around until my alarm went off at 6:15. Which meant that I went to school exhausted and actually had the bright idea to try and nap at my desk when the kids were at music. So I closed the door, set the alarm on my phone in case a miracle happened and I actually fell asleep, curled up on my desk college style, and closed my eyes. No sooner had I done that when I heard someone say, "Bored?". Busted. The reading teacher came in and caught me. Boo...that was the end of my "nap".

Tonight I plan on trying the couch to see if it makes a difference and I can sleep through the night. We'll see how it goes...I've already been choosing places in the school where I could go sleep tomorrow while my student teacher teaches. So far the science room is sounding pretty good. In between the dinosaurs and rocks...perfect.


Leannabanna said...

So the scratchy throat is totally a pregnancy thing. I had it all of week 5 and at the begining of week 6! And the sleeplessness - ahhh - I feel your pain. Try some hot chocolate made with milk and watching TV - that always helps me fall asleep ( the tv). I hope you get some sleep soon!

Shannon said...

Oh Bee, Im sorry that you are so tired yet you cant sleep. That has to be miserable! I hope you find some comfort with that and soon!

Lindsay said...

I hope that you get a good night sleep sometime soon!