It Happened Again
I’m not sure if you are going to guess what happened so I’ll just tell you.
Eli slept through the night….for the second time.
Pretty big news, eh? It is for me! It means maybe I can be a normal and functioning person again! It’s been 16 months since he was born and sleep has been extremely hard to come by since then. In fact, just this week (Monday night) he cried the entire night. the.entire.night. Not joking. You can ask my poor sister who was staying over. She was in an entirely different level of the house and conveniently has some sort of sleep tracking app which said she tossed and turned all night long.
So I’m not expecting him to be in some miracle sleep pattern from here on out, but wracking up those nights he doesn’t wake up is pretty cool. I mean, it’s the second one, there’s more to come, right? Also, that first one was like a month or two ago and already having another one has to be a good sign.
Too bad Avery thinks daylight savings has already happened and has been getting up an hour early every morning. Sucks when your good sleeper gets up before your bad sleeper. I might be a teensy big grumpy about it. This also means that I am a teensy bit terrified of what is going to actually happen when daylight savings hits. Why can’t we just be like South Korea and NOT do daylight savings? Kids all over the world we be in such a better place come November. The point is, I’ll wake up an hour early if I don’t have to wake up a hundred times every night to the epic wails of this guy.
He’s the boss.
You might think after a full night of sleep that I’d be feeling like a super human right now but no, I think I’m really and actually suffering from something I’m dubbing ‘vitamin withdrawal’. It’s a disease.
I have been taking vitamins faithfully ever since I realized that they work. How do I know this? Well I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. I only know this because I cannot have even half a drink without getting hangover symptoms within hours (like two hours…or before I even finish that half drink). Vitamin B is what your body uses to metabolize alcohol and if I take it, I can have a whole beer…or glass of wine…or whatever. This is my proof. Take it or leave it.
My further proof is that Shane and I actually finished a bottle of multivitamins. Which means we take them every night before bed now and we ran out Wednesday night so last night we didn’t take them. Today I feel like something is really wrong with, like, my entire body. My joints ache like an eighty year old before a thunderstorm, my head feels like a drank last night and forgot to take vitamins, my stomach feels like I ate spoiled meat, my back feels like I fell off a ladder, my eyes feel like I have macular degeneration….you get the point. I also might be exaggerating. But only a little bit. I do feel pretty crappy.
I was planning on getting vitamins on grocery day, which is tomorrow and after today I feel like maybe now I should be more careful about which one I get since it’s obvious they do actually do something. I’m thinking of doing some research in my diseased haze to find vitamins that are higher quality than the ones we have been downing daily.
What’s your take? Do you think vitamins help or are they a bunch of crap? If they do work, do you think they should be taken or should we just eat better?