Ok, so let’s see…I am now going on night number sixteen of almost NO sleep.

  • June 3 – 9th – tried to sleep next to my ever turning and kicking daughter while in Hawaii.
  • June 10 – 13th jet lag and pain from the blockage of my eustachian tubes in my ears helps to keep me awake
  • June 14th – severe migranie which I fall alseep with at 9 p.m. and wake up with ten times worse at 1 a.m.
  • June 15th – tonight – now being heavily medicated for the tube drainage and have developed lovely post nasal drip and cough whenever I lay down.

Typing this at 12:33 a.m. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. I want sleep.

On the bright side, I did read The Undomestic Goddess in two nights. It was very predictable, but a fun read anyway. Maybe I should just pick up another book.


16 Responses to “Awake”

  1. 1 Julie June 18, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    I love Sophie Kinsella, though I wish she would come back and add another Shopaholic edition. I want to see Becky Bloomwood as a mother!

  2. 2 Joannah June 18, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    I hope you get some rest very soon. I know how frustrating and debilitating that can be.

  3. 3 Christina June 18, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    Sorry Steph. Don’t you just love when you get more than one thing going on at once and it keeps you up for days?

  4. 4 Lisa and Tate June 18, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    So sorry!!! Been there, done that!!! Suggest DRUGS… heavy drugs!!!! At least you will be sleeping soundly!!!


  5. 5 mrsmogul June 18, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    I am so sorry about the no sleep…it’s so important isn;t it?

    Sending sleeping vibes…this is what I do..I lay in bed and think about the color white. No joke, it focuses me to get bored and fall asleep!

  6. 6 Kim M. June 19, 2006 at 1:53 am

    Hang in there woman. Sounds like things aren’t so great. Read a really boring book that may help.

  7. 7 asiangarden June 19, 2006 at 2:10 am

    Oh! I can relate trust me! I have gotten very few really good uninterupted nights of sleep in six years, I’m serious! No wonder I need a nap everyday! lol

  8. 8 Nicole June 19, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I don’t know how you’re still functioning. Bad nights usually equal bad days for me. I find Tylenol PM works wonders, even without a headache!

  9. 9 Anonymous June 19, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    I second the tylenol pm. It really puts you asleep. If I have a migraine and I feel sick to my stomach I take it will milk so it stays down. It’s gotten me through some very bad nights. If you need another good book I just finished The Other Boleyn girl. Check it out on Amazon. It’s a long one but I could not put it down. I am reading the Red Tent now on your recomendation. Both books make me wonder how these women were brave enough to give birth before epidurals and good medical care. I couldn’t have done it. Hope you feel better. :)Ariel

  10. 10 Kim June 19, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    You poor thing…you sound miserable. I hope you’re able to get some sleep tonight.

  11. 11 Kristin June 19, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    occasionally, i will pop a benadryl just to knock myself out…

    sometimes, i wash it down with a vodka martini.

  12. 12 ~CRYSTAL~ June 20, 2006 at 2:56 am

    Poor thing…..I agree, take some drugs that knock you out.

  13. 13 Viv June 20, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Ugh, I know how debilitating that is. Have you tried Ambien?

  14. 14 Tracy June 20, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    You seemed pretty cheerful to me yesterday despite your lack of sleep and not feeling well. (I wouldn’t be!) Hope the last couple of nights went better.
    I’m just catching up on some of your posts. The kids tv comments that you posted are hysterical!!! How about Boo Bah – I wonder how that one stays on television!

  15. 15 Trish June 20, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    It’s amazing, isn’t it, the amount of sleep you can do without? I never knew I could survive on four broken hours of sleep for 6 months before my son. Here’s wishing sweet dreams soon.
    I loved visiting your blog btw. Great writing and pictures.

  16. 16 Glo July 1, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Well since I have been off to visit Elia in person last week, and worked all this week, I am kinda a little behind in life including Blogging. I read a whole page of thread info on you though so…I am sorry to hear you have been sick. I love your Birthday gift, and Happy Birthday, and if that is a messy cupboard then i “ain’t ahowing you guys any of mine”. LOL

    Hope you are feeling lots better, and get that kitchen and the new window just the way you like it.

    I posted a really cute video I got from my daughte from the First Sunday home with Elia when everyone thought she was still at the orphanage. .

    If you have a minute go take a look. I love it and still can;’t watch it without crying, but now at least they are all happy tears. I had a ownderful time visitng, and of course have lots more pictures etc.

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