Friday, July 24, 2009

Typing with One Eye Open...

I am a zombie. ZERO sleep last night. Around 8pm I started getting a bad headache. Not a migraine, but a right-between-the-eyes thudding pain. Took some stuff to get rid of it. Didn't really work.

So, at one a.m in the morning, Thing One came stumbling downstairs because she'd had a nightmare. She woke me up so suddenly, the headache came RUSHING back. I got her sorted out and tried to sleep, but an hour later she was back downstairs, asking for a Pepcid because her tummy was upset. (Code for "I ate too many Quepapas at dinner!") I grumblingly gave her what she needed and tried to go back to bed, head pounding. And pounding. And pounding.

Finally, at 4am, I sat up, ran and got FOUR Advil (Couldn't take my normal Excedrin Migraine because it has CAFFEINE) and waited for the pain to go away. It finally did around 5am, and Hubby woke up 45 minutes later.

Just Shoot me.

He asked me if I would help him with something, and I told him no. He asked again, and I told him no way. Too tired. Then I heard Thing Four talking in his crib and had to go get him.

After Hubby left for work, Thing One (since she was the main culprit of my sleepless night) told me she would watch her brother while I went back to bed for an hour. Zzzzzzzz.....

I'm still exhausted, but that hour helped. Except for the phone ringing three times very loud in my ear and at one point Thing Three decided to come into my room and "see" if I was really asleep. Grrrrrrr.

Give me patience. I promised the kids a trip to the bookstore today, and they won't let me off the hook. It's almost ten. I guess I'd better get some breakfast. Further proof that I am getting OLD!!!

Have a happy weekend, everyone!


Lowa said...

Wow, that sucks! Hope you feel better! Nice that the kids are not in school and you have Thing One home to help, eh??

Anonymous said...

Oh, I hate those headaches.

Next time you're at the health food store or drug store, try getting some Valerian root capsules. If you've got a bad headache and/or muscle aches, take two before bedtime. Do NOT drive or use the lawn mower or anything after them.

They're a natural muscle relaxer, and you wake up without feeling groggy, and the pain's released.

Don't take the liquid -- if you ever taste the stuff, you'll never want to take it again, no matter how well it works!