Today was one of those days that just did not turn out the way I had planned. You know the ones!
It started with Nate's 3:00 AM check - he was at 79 which is not terrible but he had been at 180 (perfect) at 10:00 PM, then 158 at 12:00 so I knew the arrow was pointing DOWN. I fed him 7g of yogurt and he stayed steady at 178 the rest of the morning but sleep just doesn't come very easy when my mind starts thinking about lows.
I did finally get back to sleep around 5:00 am so when my alarm went off at 6:15 there was no way, no how I could roll myself out of bed. Jim got up to wake Emma for kinder but then Nate woke up around 6:45 and I like to do his AM check and bolus before breakfast. So, no shower time for me before Emma and I had to head out the door at 7:30 for school. When I returned from taking Emma to school it was time to get Ms. Sophie ready for pre-school, check & snack Nate and then head out again by 8:40.
Nate and I have a date to take a 2 mile walk to the park while Sophie is at school and then head over to pick her up around 10:45a so STILL NO SHOWER.
Once Nate and I picked Sophie up from school it was time for lunch. We head home, I prepare lunch, BG check, bolus, eat and then time for Nate's nap. At this point I normally shower if I have not already. Today I just hit a wall. I was so tired I just had to lay down. I felt like I was going to throw up I was so tired. I can go for about 5 nights with no sleep and then BLAM I hit that wall and cannot take one more step. So, I rested and dozed off and it was peaceful. Well, it was peaceful for about 5 minutes until the lawn service started weed-eating right outside my bedroom window. That was that and there was just no sleep for me.
I decided to go to the grocery store because well, because I was supposed to do that on Monday and I still hadn't made it there! At the grocery store I felt like everyone was staring at me. Were they? Was this all in my head? I have no idea but when I got back in the car I just looked at myself and realized - - - my hair is a mess, my clothes are a mess, no make-up, & dark circles. Quite the picture of loveliness if I do say so myself.
It was then that I thought - - - I wish I could just tell everyone - - - Hey, I'm not supposed to look like this. This isn't really me. I'm not really sure who this crazy looking person is but it isn't me! I want to tell everyone --- Hey, I haven't slept in 7 months - - - really, I haven't slept!! My son is sick and I don't sleep. I haven't always looked like this --- I promise.
But, then I thought oh well! This is me and I don't sleep, and I do look like a crazy person but I guess there are worse things that I could be! I am just happy to be me --- crazy hair, dark circles and all.