xtina: Hobbes reverts to stuffed form once Calvin takes Ritalin -- the picture is of Hobbes in stuffed form. (adderall)
I realise already that this question sounds absurd, given the fact that we're new parents.

When do I get to sleep through the night again?

Context that makes this not absurd: I don't have to wake up for Kit-needs. Rose covers the overnight shift. Josh covers the time between R going to bed and me waking up (~2-3 hours). I sleep with my fan on; I can't hear screaming baby. (R tells me that there was an instance of colic-baby the other night. I heard nothing. Kit's room shares a wall with mine.) I can use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but more space in my abdomen means I don't have to.

I still wake up every 2 to 3 hours.

When do I get to sleep through the night again?
xtina: (lurker above)
If I were in a fantasy novel, the pangs I got last night would be indicative of my eventual conversion to an alternate universe. No sleep paralysis, but a whole lot of that clanging on a tin sheet feeling.

Woke up with a band of searing pain around my forehead, from temple to temple over my eyebrows. I took Advil, had coffee and food, and made some caffeinated tea for travel, since today was Sophie's first vet visit. Rose QA'd it a bit, and figured I had a migraine, given the nausea and sensitivity to light. Fun times!

Sophie's first vet visit went well. She's negative for FIV and FeLV and positive for a mild case of fleas. She has a hernia? First time I've ever heard of that in a cat. The vet can't tell whether she'd been speutered, so she recommended that we wait until Sophie goes into heat.

The way the polydactyly manifests in Sophie is, from what I vaguely recall, that she has an extra "finger" between "thumb" and the rest of the fingers. The claws have a wicked chance of curling in on themselves and suffering, and so I asked whether it would be useful to declaw just those two fingers (one on each forepaw).

I am the world's loudest anti-declawing person. I do not hold with declawing at all, for normal cats. However, polydactyl cats are special-needs cats in that regard. I once lived with a cat who was a polydactyl, and whose claws would grow in on themselves, get infected, and fall off like little horrid buttons. Truly needful declawing is its own thing, and this would only be the problematic ones.

In the interim, I'll be doing biweekly checks of her forepaws to see how the claws are doing. I don't want to do any declawing at all if alls it takes is vigilance.

Afterwards, [personal profile] rosefox kindly went out and bought me ginger ale and chips, and I consumed them, and then I slept for five entire hours. (From around 15 to 20.) Waking up was... problematic. It felt like I had been drugged. I'll sometimes joke about not getting up because it's so comfy &c &c, but getting up today took intense willpower to achieve.

I'm still tired, so I'm going to sleep. I'm annoyed that I missed an entire day of this four-day vacation. Tomorrow had better be better, goddammit.
xtina: "No... :( I wanted the opposite of this. :( " (things have gone awry)
So, I got tired, and I tried to go to bed.  I was coughing continuously, so [personal profile] rosefox gave me two cough suppressant things.  That got me coughing infinitely more, I am still coughing a half hour later, and now I'm getting a bit itchy.  Plus I think I've missed the "tired + sleepy" window.

I am whining because argh, is why.

(a) No, I do not think I'm allergic to the cough suppressant things.

(b) No, I do not think I have accidentally pissed off a god somewhere.
xtina: (Default)
See, okay, I tried taking an Adderall on Saturday for game, and this sleep-related weekendial aberration has completely fucked my sleep.  In that I am awake now, and I really want to talk about either polyamory and societal privilege or my thoughts on role-playing stuff, as I has them.  I'm probably going to stay awake for a while, then take an Adderall, then sleep a whole lot Monday evening.

I have no interest in sleep-schedule opinions at this time.

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xtina: (Default)
See, okay, I tried taking an Adderall on Saturday for game, and this sleep-related weekendial aberration has completely fucked my sleep.  In that I am awake now, and I really want to talk about either polyamory and societal privilege or my thoughts on role-playing stuff, as I has them.  I'm probably going to stay awake for a while, then take an Adderall, then sleep a whole lot Monday evening.

I have no interest in sleep-schedule opinions at this time.
xtina: (Default)
A productive day today, and a productive day planned for tomorrow.  This despite having wicked staying-asleep issues, and more body-battles involving dairy and obstinacy.

...quick analogy reality-check: calling a headache a "migraine" == calling occasional sleep issues "insomnia", y/n?  I don't want to be all "I only got three hours of scattered sleep, this isn't uncommon for me, lol occasional insomnia!", while someone who hasn't slept in a week carefully plots my demise.

Now, instead of passing out on the couch, where I am already relaxed, I am going to get up, put things away, brush my teeth, set the coffee, and go to bed, because activity right before bed totally leads to sleepiness.  As long as it's not unapproved activity in bed, nossirree.

(Note to self: heart rate increase of ~12bpm.)

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xtina: (Default)
A productive day today, and a productive day planned for tomorrow.  This despite having wicked staying-asleep issues, and more body-battles involving dairy and obstinacy.

...quick analogy reality-check: calling a headache a "migraine" == calling occasional sleep issues "insomnia", y/n?  I don't want to be all "I only got three hours of scattered sleep, this isn't uncommon for me, lol occasional insomnia!", while someone who hasn't slept in a week carefully plots my demise.

Now, instead of passing out on the couch, where I am already relaxed, I am going to get up, put things away, brush my teeth, set the coffee, and go to bed, because activity right before bed totally leads to sleepiness.  As long as it's not unapproved activity in bed, nossirree.

(Note to self: heart rate increase of ~12bpm.)
xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Why is it that I can sleep on the bus and miss my stop, I can pass out in a chair, and I can slump off on a couch easy as breathing, but sleeping in the bed I always sleep in is Fraught?

Note that alls I do in bed is sleep and have sex.  It's not even my bedroom (I don't have a bed yet, as I have the laze-bees), so it's not like I'm breaking the "don't do nowt in that room but sleep and sexify!" guideline.

As a bonus, it's more common for me to get itchy in bed than elsewhere.  Pour quoi??

Profoundly annoyed,
-X

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xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Why is it that I can sleep on the bus and miss my stop, I can pass out in a chair, and I can slump off on a couch easy as breathing, but sleeping in the bed I always sleep in is Fraught?

Note that alls I do in bed is sleep and have sex.  It's not even my bedroom (I don't have a bed yet, as I have the laze-bees), so it's not like I'm breaking the "don't do nowt in that room but sleep and sexify!" guideline.

As a bonus, it's more common for me to get itchy in bed than elsewhere.  Pour quoi??

Profoundly annoyed,
-X
xtina: (Default)
The bright side of only getting two hours of sleep, and so giving up on the whole deal and getting to work early:

I got my inbox down from 200 emails to 36, and I've plowed through a lot of back-work with the invoices.

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xtina: (Default)
The bright side of only getting two hours of sleep, and so giving up on the whole deal and getting to work early:

I got my inbox down from 200 emails to 36, and I've plowed through a lot of back-work with the invoices.
xtina: (Default)
Today's math.

the upstairs floor -- Josh's ceiling -- creaks
[plus]
the upstairs people stay up until fucking all hours of the fucking morning
[plus]
I am a picky sleeper

[equals]
I am going to die of exhaustion.

Good morning.

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.
xtina: (Default)
Today's math.

the upstairs floor -- Josh's ceiling -- creaks
[plus]
the upstairs people stay up until fucking all hours of the fucking morning
[plus]
I am a picky sleeper

[equals]
I am going to die of exhaustion.

Good morning.
xtina: (Default)
Dear insomnia:

Hello to you too.

I'm wondering whether to take a sleeping pill now, as it's 4a and I don't have to be conscious until 11a at the latest, or what, exactly.

Maybe I'll go cut one in half.
xtina: (Default)
Dear insomnia:

Hello to you too.

I'm wondering whether to take a sleeping pill now, as it's 4a and I don't have to be conscious until 11a at the latest, or what, exactly.

Maybe I'll go cut one in half.
xtina: (Default)
Some days, I really just do not like my body.

Today is one of those days.

GOOD MORNING.
xtina: (Default)
Some days, I really just do not like my body.

Today is one of those days.

GOOD MORNING.
xtina: (Default)
I have been sleeping like pure-D crap this week, I swear.

I'm sure it's better for me to go back to bed soon, but mostly I want to eat mashed potatos and read crap on the internet.

Such problems I have, &c &c.

[eta] You remember that sort of insomnia montage, where part of it involves a leaky faucet and a pan?

Try a creaky apartment, or dripping something, or SOME damn thing, right outside the window.

Today's going to be spectacular.
xtina: (Default)
I have been sleeping like pure-D crap this week, I swear.

I'm sure it's better for me to go back to bed soon, but mostly I want to eat mashed potatos and read crap on the internet.

Such problems I have, &c &c.

[eta] You remember that sort of insomnia montage, where part of it involves a leaky faucet and a pan?

Try a creaky apartment, or dripping something, or SOME damn thing, right outside the window.

Today's going to be spectacular.
xtina: (Default)
- My arms feel like twisted bits of leather, and my hands feel like bruises.  I'm bored stupid at home, and have to do work at work, so I can hope this'll change... but...

- On the bright side, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on Hulu, so I can watch that instead of knitting or typing more.  And maybe I'll just fill the sink with ice and soak my arms for a bit.  :P

- I'm now one of the co-mods of [info]knittingpix!  Nifty.

- I had wicked insomnia last night, and only got two hours of sleep.  I am woozy and vaguely ill.  *lists to starboard*

- Hey, free 12oz beverage from Borders coupon.

- I got that from this blog.  I am a total sucker for freebies.  Combination of free, small things, and being able to try something without buying it?  I'm so there.

- Oh hooray, I can get my 14-day pass from a machine!  So I don't have to rush to leave work in order to get to the office on time.  *phew*

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