If you saw my Facebook updates last night, you know I pulled another all-nighter to meet a writing deadline.
I went to bed at about 6:30 am and slept for an hour before the kids woke up. Fortunately my husband was home and he managed to keep them out of the room for a few hours. And then I had a wonderful snuggle-sleep nap with my baby Sophia.
But it didn’t quite make up for an undisturbed 8 hours of sleep. LOL
The funny thing is working all night and catching up a few hours of sleep in the morning is rather routine for me. And the not so funny thing (for my body anyway) is that I’m the type of person who thrives on 9 or even 10 hours of sleep. Yeah, right! What a joke, isn’t it? I basically haven’t had that for the last 5 years.
But I’m a night owl and I love working in the peace and quiet after everyone else is asleep. So I constantly push myself to crazy extremes and play catch up later, if I can.
Before Sophia was born, and I had only Julia and no child-care, I would often work until 2 or even 4 am and then co-sleep with her for a few hours, then get up for the day and then have a snuggly co-sleeping nap with her in the afternoon. So my sleep was broken into two blocks. Now that I have two girls, and child-care during the work week, my routine is different and I do try to sleep at night and work in the day… but so very often I end up working until late into the night and then having to steal a couple hours of sleep in the morning.
So I’m wondering… am I alone? Do you stay up late to blog or work? If so, do you make up for it with a nap or do you just suffer through? How much sleep do you need? And how much do you actually get?
(And I suppose I better get to bed soon since it’s 12:45 am and I do NOT get to sleep in tomorrow and those precious girls of mine insist on waking up early.)