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i love her silly face.

and i love this new program you can download here.

on another note...

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i want some good quality sleep. i want some pass-out-sleep at night just like jayne is passed out in my arms in this picture. i'm tired of waking up every 3 hours in the night and desperately trying to fall back asleep. oh and i'm not waking up because of jayne. i'd like to think i was getting up for a good cause. no, no, jayne is passed out all night just sleeping away... like that picture. i hate her. jk, i love her- but i hate that she sleeps better than i do. its not fair. its killing me guys. any advice??? my doctor recommended sleeping pills... what a concept, like i hadn't thought of that already... they don't work people. i still wake up but then i have extra grogginess with it to boot. it was horrible. someone give me the brilliant answer to my problem, please! i'm desperate! oh and don't leave me with something like, "welcome to mommyhood" or i might just strangle you. thanks.

7 comments:

Julianne said...

oh boy. Dayna, I'm SO sorry. If it makes you feel better at all, I have totally been there. Pure exhaustion, ANGRY exhaustion - yes, I have been there. What sleeping pills have you tried? I have used Melatonin - very mild, all natural, over-the-counter, and it helps me alot, and I have the wake-up-30-times-a-night disease. Good luck, my friend. Let me know if you find a better solution! If so, PLEASE SHARE!

Casey said...

i'm eagerly waiting for the advice responses! i can't ever sleep through the night either, even though we were lucky to have the babies do it early.

Lauren Dyer said...

I did the same thing. I thought that I was being anxious over James..what if he wakes up, does he need something... I started listening to boooks on tape to help me relax, and take my mind off of James. I only put in one earphone though, so I could hear him if anything was wrong. You could try it. It might help.

Shannon and Kevin said...

I don't know what to tell you. Sorry. But I love the top pic of Jayne - how'd you do that??

Anne said...

Dayna,
I used to have chronic sleep problems. Melatonin, which someone already recommended, is extremely helpful. Also, sleepytime tea and sleepytime extra is very useful and contains powerful herbs that will relax you.
When it comes to sleep, I often find that herbal stuff is more consistently relaxing than chemical counterparts. Beyond that, I think meditation would really help. Also, yoga is a great way to get your body in balance. I hope that this helps and I really hope you get to sleep soon!
Peace and light,
Anne

The Bobos said...

Hey sweetie - sorry to hear that you're not sleeping well. I tend to have the same problem sometimes. I find that if I don't take a nap during the day - which, believe me, is harder than it sounds - then I sleep better at night. Melatonin also works but I'm not sure if you should be taking it if you are breast feeding. I would ask your doctor.

Esther Noelle said...

Rob and I use our "lightswitch" to get relaxed enough to fall asleep sometimes! I am a horrible sleeper just in general and always need to have some kind of white noise so I use a wave machine and put it on waterfalls.... but ew that is SO annoying! If your baby is sleeping and you're awake... ugh how frustrating! I hope it gets better soon!!