Monday, February 20, 2006

Sleep, who needs Sleep?

Apparently I do. I'm so tired this morning. After a pretty uneventful weekend I went to bed last night without suspecting anything was amiss. I awoke at 3:10am to terrible stomach cramps. I don't know if it was something I ate or a bug, but I downed some Pepto and tried to go back to sleep, but really only managed to snooze a bit between trips to the bathroom and more doses of Pepto. Yuck, I hate being sick like that. Around about 5:30am Katie starts crying. Normally when she does this at night it is because she's kicked off her covers and she's cold. She was actually up two times earlier in the night for that reason and I was able to cover her back up and get back in bed. At 5:30 though there was just no consoling her, and normal wake-up time is 6:30am at our house. At first I was afraid she had whatever was making my stomach upset. I gave her some Mylicon drops and tried to go back to sleep on the couch with her ( she wouldn't let me leave her without howling ). She kept saying she had to go potty, but when I'd take her she wouldn't go. Not very amusing that early in the morning let me tell you! But I figured she was having those stomach cramps I was having and that was making her think she had to go.

Finally she started calling for Alex and Daddy and it became clear she just wanted to get up for the day. I think she was asking to go potty cause that is the first thing we always do in our morning routine. About this time she started asking for crackers too. She was hungry! I remembered that she hadn't really eaten dinner last night cause she wanted to just eat rolls and I let her have one, but wouldn't let her have any more until she ate some other stuff on her plate. She chose to just not eat anything else - so of course she was starving! As soon as I gave her some breakfast she was back to her old self. I'm just glad she doesn't have whatever stomach ailment I have cause it is nasty!

I made it into work, but I'm bone tired, and my stomach still hasn't settled down all the way. I don't think it is a bug though, cause no one else has it. All I can think is that maybe when I cooked the chicken for dinner last night I somehow didn't wash my hands after handling the raw meat and contaminated myself. I'm usually very good about stuff like that, but it is the only thing that explains why no one else is sick.

3 comments:

Autumn said...

I hope you feel better soon! I don't know how close the daycare is to your house, but don't feel guilty if you need to leave Katie there a little longer so you can go home and get a quick nap.

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Feel better soon Jen! Hope the day goes by quickly for you and you sleep well tonight.

((hug))

KariA1 said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!