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Sleepless ramblings that started at 2am this morning…

So this must be the night I drive myself insane this week.

I thought I was doing better in the me vs things that go bump in the night arena. Granted, I have been staying up until like 3 every night this week watching tv until I pass out… Which helps. But not so much in the waking up early with the toddler.

I’m just jumpy tonight. Which I hate.

I was hoping to fall asleep before 2.. But alas it’s 2:08. Logically I know that the house is probably just creaking, since I have been keeping the heat lower than normal in an effort to not have a skyrocketing gas bill. I don’t hear all the creaks and pops that freak me out when the heat is on.

My feet are freezing… Maybe I should go turn it up a degree or two. Maybe that will help me sleep.

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So I turned up the heat.
It’s now 4:16am.

My night thus far:
2:30 fell asleep with the lights on.
3:00 hubby called to say he was done working and going to bed.
4:00 woke up to pee.
4:06 dozed off, only to awaken suddenly after hearing imaginary noise.

Yea. I’m tired.

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Somewhere between 6 and 6:30… Rudely awakened by a toddler wanting juice and Cheerios. I say rudely because I believe that she punched me or hit me. And then was climbing on me to try to wake me up. So much fun.

Finally I dragged my super tired butt downstairs to get the juice and Cheerios. Now spongebob is on the tv and I can only hope she falls back to sleep when she’s done eating. I doubt I will make it that long.

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Well, it is not well into the afternoon. 3:20 to be exact.

I think I passed out again right after I delivered the juice and Cheerios to she who beckoned for them. At some point she curled up with me and went back to sleep.  I figured that would happen.

I finally got up and moving at about 11. She didn’t get up until noon. Which gave me a little time to pick up the living room and fold some towels.

I guess I should go tend to my laundry… I needed to wash the sheets since when my dear toddler woke up, she and my bed were covered in pee.  Seriously, she was soaked from her neck to her knees. I will never understand how that happens… other than I wasnt conscious enough to change her before I went back to sleep this morning.

I guess I’ve bored you enough with my ramblings for today…

Hello night… we meet again.

So the last time I posted about my war between sleep and things that go bump in the night, the score was Sleep-1 Bumps in the Night-3.

As of right now it is Sleep-2 Bumps in the night-4. But the night is young.. it can still go either way. Last night was bad.

I was going to call it a draw – I fell asleep at about 1:30am. I consider anything before 2 golden anymore. I had a little freak out about 12:30.. I thought all was well. But nooooooooooo…. 2:16 am I awake with my heart pounding for no real reason I could make out. The Direct Tv box was resetting itself, which I thought was weird, but whatever. I think it must have been the click of it turning back on that woke me… maybe? Who knows.

I managed to fall back to sleep… briefly. 3:19 am- same thing happened. Woke up heart trying to pound its way out of my chest. I really HATE that feeling. All I really want is to sleep.. wonderful sleep, full of dreams of sugar-plum fairies and purring kittens… ahhh.. that would be so nice.

Moments after waking up the second time… the dog FREAKED out barking at something… complete with a huge noise- once again scaring the ever-loving-crap out of me. UGH. Breathe please. Remain clam. I’m fairly certain it was a cat again, or some other nocturnal critter. The big noise was him jumping up to chase said critter and hitting and moving the screen door (for the sliding patio doors). Stupid dog. Stupid critter. Stupid jumpy me.

When I went downstairs for the .. uh.. fourth time (I think) because he kept freaking out, I went to get a drink and noticed tha the clock on the stove was blinking… the power had gone off in those 45 minutes I was sleeping the first time. (Thank goodness I was sleeping.. I couldn’t have handled that.) But that explains the Direct tv resetting itself. Of course that just sent my brain and very vivid imagination into a tizzy. Ugh, Needless to say, I made sure there is a flashlight within my reach.

After tonight.. I only have 6 more nights to go until my hubby gets home. He will be home thursday morning. So long Hellaska! Hello Honey! I can’t even begin to put into words how excited I am to have him home. And its supposed to be for “a while.” But knowing the way these people operate, that could really mean anything. I would just appreciate a few weeks… get some much-needed rest. Get away from the children for some me time… ahhh….

Me time. What a novel concept. The grocery store without screaming, begging, grabbing… getting a coffee… going to the farmers market. Going anywhere for that matter, At this point – going to the dentist for a root canal BY MYSELF would be AWESOME.

After this whole experience, I have an incredible respect for single moms. I have no idea how they do it. They are awesome, I can not even fathom working full-time, taking care of the kids, running the house… doing it all, all alone, all the time. Kudos to those who do it! You are amazing.

It is now 1:18am. In the time I have been typing this the dog has barked crazily twice and I have developed some Dr.Pepper induced heart burn. Fun. I’m going to go find some Tums and then give this sleeping thing a whirl. I am pretty exhausted… three hours of sleep will do that, Let’s hope sleep wins this battle…

Until next time…

Sleep- 0 Bumps in the night- 2

Just as I was thinking that I seemed sort of calm tonight and I was actually going to go to sleep without freaking out.. the dog started barking. And not just regular barking but it was the “hey-there-is-someone-or-something-out-here-that-shouldn’t-be” bark accompanied by a noise. Great. So much for my nerves.

I looked out my bedroom window that faces the street and I didn’t see anyone. I did see a cat crossing a neighbors driveway. I think it was the cat that he was freaking out about. The more I think about it, the noise could have been a cat being chased over the fence and onto the trash cans. I didn’t hear it very clearly because the tv was on.

But even after the cat walked down the street he did bark a couple more times. Much to the dismay of my nerves. I didn’t see anything happening at the neighbors, and I went downstairs and turned te light on out back. The dog was pretty wound up… He was scratching at the door so I let him in. We’ll see how long that lasts this time.

Hopefully I can sleep now. I haven’t heard anything other than him licking himself over in the corner… But the night is still young. Ugh. I have too much to do tomorrow to sleep all day again. I have to get the house ready for it’s “yearly inspection” by the management company. Which I think is really weird since we’ve only beenhere for 2 months and I thought they wouldve inspected everything before we moved in. But whatever, there are a few things they could fix. And the letter we got said tht all the soiderwebs had to be cleaned off the outside of the house. Yea. That’s going to happen.

The patio has one of those sort of covered things going on.. Which is almost completely engulfed in spider webs. Because I’m going to go knok down webs above my head.. Um..no thank you. It gives me the Heebie jeebies just thinking about it!

Okay enough of that! It’s now 3am. Maybe sleep can finally win a round.

Sleep -vs- Things that go bump in the night

So it’s 2:34am. I was asleep.. Now I’m not. Ugh. I actually have to get up an do stuff in the morning.

I am not a fan of things that creek, snap, pop, click or go bump in the night. We’ve only been in this house for 2 months and I’m still not used to all the noises. It drives me crazy. It is really a wonder that I ever sleep at all. I must say that the plus side of when I was sick was that I was too exhausted to care about the noises and I just passed out. It was rather refreshing in a weird sort of way. I knew the day I was really feeling better because the “can’t sleep” replaced the “can’t stay awake.”

And It doesn’t make things any better when the dog starts randomly barking in the middle of the night either. Which is what happened moments ago. Ugh.

Some nights I think I would feel better if I could just sleep all day and stay up all night. But then would there be things that went bump in the day? Hmmmm……

Update: it is now 3:44am. I haven’t slept yet. I heard a really big, strange noise that completely freaked me out. So I decided to let the dog in. I sleep better sometimes if he’s in the house. I figure if the noise doesn’t bother him, it’s nothing to worry about. Which may or may not be true… But it makes me feel better. Anyway- I was getting all comfy when he decided that he didn’t actually want to be in the house and he kind of half barked. Sadly it was bark enough to wake KT. Ugh.

So now it’s almost 4am and I’m awake and so is the 2 year old. Yay. I need to be up in 3.5 hours. Maybe I’ll get to take a nap…. A girl can dream can’t she?