Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter morning

Here I am, it is 6:15am and I have been awake since 4:30. Same as yesterday. I really don't know why I'm awake. The baby doesn't tend to kick very much at night and I'm not more stressed-out than usual. I tend to just sit awake and ruminate about things going on at work, or I try to organize the upcoming day in my head, or sometimes I'm just awake and not thinking of much of anything.

Then again, when I was kid, it was completely normal to be awake early on Easter morning, because my sister and I would have to find our Easter baskets. We would normally go to Cleveland for Easter and would be so excited to see what the Easter Bunny brought us (and where the baskets were hidden this year) that we would be awake very early. Right about now, actually. We would try to be very quiet as we got up to find our Easter baskets, but we'd always manage to wake everyone up anyway. Grandma would usually be the first to get up. She would tell us to be quiet so everyone else could sleep, but we were too excited. One year, we couldn't find Laurie's basket, so she went upstairs and woke up poor Dad, who suggested that she look in the stove or something.

But why am I awake this morning? Maybe my body is preparing me for the sleep interruptions that will come soon. But logically, wouldn't it make more sense to let me sleep now so I won't be nearly as tired when the baby comes? Everyone says that now is the time to rest, but I can't, and what's worse, I worry that I'm also interrupting Jim's sleep. Now is the time for him to rest too.

Today's weather already looks better than yesterday, although I shouldn't complain too much about yesterday. My new seeds got a really nice shower yesterday, and they like the cool temperatures. But a little sun would be nice. The plan for today is to hopefully get all those things accomplished that I listed yesterday, and then go over to our friend's house for Easter dinner tonight.

1 comment:

A Fuss said...

I'm just about where you are with the sleep cycle. I generally wake up at 2, 4 and 6 every single night. Some mornings I can fall back asleep but a lot of the time not at all.