Friday, February 11, 2011

Strange Bed Fellows

The past few weeks have been a little crazy at my house. Whatever this plague like epidemic is that is moving though Simi Valley and beyond seems to have taken up residence with us. Cold and Flu season is not my favorite. Especially with a baby around.

A couple of weeks ago Brynlee, Robbie and I were all sick. Jimmy was just getting over whatever we all got. Now, Brynlee still has a cough and runny nose, Jimmy seems to be ok and I seem to have gotten re infected because I'm not feeling the best again.

I take Nyquil at night to try to drug myself to sleep, but it wears off around 2am I find myself wide awake. If it's not the lack of medicine that wakes me up, it's Brynlee's coughing. She has these coughing fits in which she doesn't wake up, comatose Jimmy doesn't even stir but they spring me out of bed and then I can't go back to sleep. This is further complicated by our sleeping situation.

From the start Mitzie has always laid at the foot of my side of the bed. Why, I'm not sure. That is where she likes to sleep though. I'm not the biggest fan of having something on my feet because I like to be able to move freely, but I've dealt with it for now. The other morning (like 4am ish) I woke up and Jimmy is diagonal on the bed, taking up well over his 1/2 ( what's new..) and then Mitzie is sprawled out perpendicular to me taking up the whole bottom half of the bed. So I'm left with a tiny square in which to sleep. No wonder I keep waking up! I have no room!

When I'm feeling 100% these things don't seem to bother. But when I'm having trouble sleeping as it is and people and cats are hogging the bed I wake up multiple times a night. It reminds me of being pregnant again, having to wake up to pee 20 times a night.

I tried to move the cat up by my head. She sat there for a while, and then moved right down to my feet again. I know, I know I could just kick her out of the room. But then she whines and cries at the door. And honestly I like her sleeping with us, I just wish she maybe slept on Jimmy's feet. ;) It wouldn’t wake him up that is for sure. I think a bomb could go off and he wouldn't stir...

I like my sleep, I'm an 8 hour+ girl. I need my sleep to function normally. When I don't get enough sleep, I'm not pleasant believe me.

I’ve also found that Nyquil gives me crazy dreams. I’m not sure what they put in that stuff, but it freaks my mind out or something. I keep having these aggressive dreams where I’m getting mad at someone and telling them off or physically hitting them. I had a dream the other night that I quit my job, but before I left I threw my chair and knocked all my stuff of my desk in a fit of rage. Maybe my wish to have a more aggressive personality is manifesting itself in my dreams with the help of Nyquil? Who knows.

I can't wait for this cold to leave us so I can get back to my normal sleep patters again. There is not much on the TV at 2am!


Kaye said...

I feel your pain...we are going through the same thing. Eldon was sleeping through the night and then got hit with the same thing Brynlee has. I too am an 8+ girl, and I too am married to a Cuillard that for some reason can sleep through EVERYTHING! Hope you get some sleep soon!

Audrey Spence said...

A bunch of people in our ward have the flu. Scott and Charlotte got flu shots this year so hopefully I don't get it. I'm sure church will be empty tomorrow. You should be glad your cat is still small though. Try sharing a queen with a 60 lb. dog that has long legs and likes to stretch them out. Some nights are so bad but he keeps us warm in bed so we can keep our heat set at 68. I need 8 hrs too and I haven't been getting it recently. I've had a run of crazy dreams. I almost always remember all my dreams at night and they are so weird I just don't sleep right. I could write novels on all the dreams I've had the last month. I hate it. Hopefully things get better for you and I hope you get some sleep. I'm feelin' ya!