Being Brickner : My New Bedtime ...

Friday, February 3, 2012

My New Bedtime ...

I have always considered myself a morning person.  I have never been as talented as my younger sister at sleeping in until one in the afternoon - a skill she has recently perfected as an undergraduate at James Madison University.  And being a high school teacher with an alarm clock that rings at 5:00 AM, I don't really have the choice to leave my house prior to the daylight, anyways.

But with my ability to wake fresh in the mornings, as you may expect, comes my downfall:  my nights.  Even before my career, I have never been much of a night owl.  And lately, with the new addition of Baby Brickner in my belly, I have found my bedtimes to get earlier, earlier, and earlier.  Sure, I read how extreme fatigue is a sure symptom of pregnancy - but the last few weeks I have FELT it more then ever.  Baby bean & I can be found at approximately 8 PM, pregnancy pillow nestled around us.  And while we used to be able to at least make it through a thirty-minute DVR'd show before being completely in REM sleep mode ... those times seem to have passed by now.

Something tells me in July (Baby's ETA) ... my bedtimes aren't going to get any later.  The only difference:  I most likely won't be able to stay asleep for long.  

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