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[Jan. 10th, 2007|11:45 am]
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I am officially so tired I'm slap-happy. I could probably hire a porter at the airport to help me with the bags under my eyes but they'd charge me excess baggage fees, I just know it. And now I'm down to making dumb jokes and being the only one amused by them. My entire office is like "Um... the hell?"

The reality is that I'm in the worst mood imaginable and the only way to deal with it is to just try to find the funny, no matter how dumb. Because otherwise it's just going to be shrapnel. Me. And a big pile of shrapnel.

Other things I'm doing to cheer myself up? I'd been missing the black pearl drinks from Your Inner Vagabond at War so I ordered some tapioca and some big straws and I brewed a huge thing of milky chai and now I have bubble tea. Nothing says "Cheer up, little camper" quite like a drink with little black squishy bits in it.

How are you guys?
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2007-01-10 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm okay. Working at home because I woke up with a headache and nothing aflame on my to-do list, plus I have a dr. appointment at 3:30. So I'm going to lazy-ass around the house, go to the doctor, and then hit the pool. Completely, totally self-indulgent.

Still not sleeping?

The bubble tea, not my big thing... but the other day I had a gatorade and a choco-taco and could almost feel my butt sitting on the porch of the Coopers' Store.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 04:55 pm (UTC)
Still not sleeping. Last night I got three two-hour chunks (or close to it) so that's an improvement on the six one-hour chunks I got on Sunday and Monday night. But it's not *much* of an improvement. My next appointment is on the 17th and I'm counting the days so I can look at him and say "This is not managable." It may be that he tells me to suck it up.

I'm going to the gym again today, though, so at least that's a step in the right direction.

Is it the foot doctor appointment?
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2007-01-10 05:01 pm (UTC)
No, it's My Wonderful Oncologist.

If benedryl is okay, can you just tell him you need to use it for sleep occasionally? Because exhaustion also not safe for the baby.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 05:03 pm (UTC)
I asked him the last time I was in there if I could take it and he said I couldn't take anything in the first trimester and to wait until the second trimester and we'd talk. I said "Benadryl?" and he said "Nothing right now, come see me on the 17th."

*headdesk*

Say hello to your wonderful Oncologist. :)
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2007-01-10 05:38 pm (UTC)
How about wine? I know "nothing," but if there's one thing we know the impacts of, its tiny little bits of alcohol. How do we know? Because every one of our mothers drank while they were pregnant. Well, except for mine. But that's just why I'm better than all you tainted people.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 07:40 pm (UTC)
Let me try all the non-alcoholic options first. Last night I'd had a diet coke at like 3:30 and then a big thing of decaf tea at 8, so today it's no caffeine after 9:30am, no liquids after 7, and some good quality time with my eyes closed an an audio book or something before sleep time. We'll see how much difference that makes. It's just frustrating because my problem isn't the standard getting-to-sleep but the staying-asleep.
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2007-01-10 04:52 pm (UTC)
me? I'm completely jealous of your bubble tea and big straws.

buck up lil' buckaroo....
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 04:56 pm (UTC)
I shall bring them this weekend. They're totally portable and rilly easy. Also, I'm trying out a new pattern for Turkish coats, we'll see how that goes ;)
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2007-01-10 04:55 pm (UTC)
Insomnia still? :( I guess you can't take any supplements for it, either. Insomnia is the pits.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 04:59 pm (UTC)
I'm completely wiped out when I fall asleep at 11 but them I'm up at 1, 3, and 5. (Sunday and Monday nights it was 12:30, 1:30, 2:25, and so on.. every hour) Steve leaves at 5:30 and I'm back asleep until 7:30 but... it's just wearing me completely down. I can't take my melatonin, just not enough studies on it. But I'm spending the weekend in a house with cats and I can't take my Claritin either so I might cave and have a benadryl just to kill two birds with one stone. The interwebs says it should be safe.

We're just a pair today, aren't we? :)
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2007-01-10 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my nights. I don't have anything extra using up my resources, though. I was going to recommend valerian, but it just helps you get to sleep, not *stay* asleep, which is the whole point. Camille used this powdered drink stuff called Sleepy Mommy WooWoo Fluffy Juice or something -- I will consult her and ask. She had bad insomnia too.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 05:09 pm (UTC)
It would be one thing if I had trouble falling asleep. I'd just move to the couch or something, but the staying asleep thing is just driving me nuts.

Camille used this powdered drink stuff called Sleepy Mommy WooWoo Fluffy Juice or something -- I will consult her and ask.

I would be positively slobbering with gratitude.

I'm going to try a few new things today. I'm going to stop drinking about three hours before bed, protein heavy snack about a half hour before, and a guided meditation. I'm also going to turn the futon in the spare room into a bed so if Steve wakes me up I can just move rooms. He doesn't notice I'm gone and sometimes the change of scenery helps. I suspect I'd have done better last night but I had a diet coke at 3:30 instead of with breakfast like I normally do, so none of that today.

It's like Patton's war room over here. We're going to attack this from the left flank, then bring in the meditation cavalry from around the right...
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2007-01-10 05:53 pm (UTC)
Here we go: Mama Calm. It's not supposed to make you sleepy, it's supposed to boost magnesium levels which leads to less anxiety and better sleep. It was recommended by all her midwives and she loved it, at any rate. File it in your "1093891208 pieces of unsolicited advice" folder. :D
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 07:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds perfect. Because often I'm waking up thinking of work or car seats or things like that and the anxiety is keeping me up.

And remember, this one I solicited. ;)
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2007-01-10 07:50 pm (UTC)
If you're ever curious about extreme woo-woo tips, Camille is your gal. She gave birth in her own bedroom surrounded by midwives who used to live on communes in the 60s. :D
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-11 01:29 am (UTC)
make_your_move is like that. She's always there with some herbal remedy for whatever ails you and two of her three youngest were homebirths. She's actually a midwife aide (or whatever the full title is). I'm always in awe of that, I worry about the sheets. ;)
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2007-01-10 05:20 pm (UTC)

I don't think Valerian would qualify in the "nothing" column in the eyes of Doc.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-01-10 05:26 pm (UTC)
Things to try which you've probably already tried.

Relaxation tapes
Sleepy Time tea
Warm milk
Reading the most boring text book you can find.

I don't know, you're waking up to pee right? If you don't have to pee as much will you wake up? when I was pg, I made a policy of no liquid after like 8pm and it seriously cut down on my nocturnal potty trips. Just something to try...
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[User Picture]From: belthazar_b
2007-01-10 05:30 pm (UTC)
"Reading the most broing text book you can find."

Yep, I can help with this one if you'd like.
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2007-01-10 05:36 pm (UTC)
"Assumpsit on an action in replevin..." has me snoring every time.
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[User Picture]From: belthazar_b
2007-01-10 06:00 pm (UTC)
*yawn* Huh? Oh. *grin*

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 07:47 pm (UTC)
My head just hit the desk. I think I may have drooled on myself.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 07:46 pm (UTC)
The problem is that I'm having absolutely zero trouble falling asleep. Unless I'm too hot or something I'm off in about 5 minutes. So all the stuff that would help me get to sleep is of no use at all. Even when I wake up every hour I have no trouble falling back asleep, it's just that I'm waking fully, and THEN having to get back to sleep so it's not continuous rest.

However, the no-liquid timelimit is something that hit me this morning when I realized how much I'd actually had to pee across the course of last night. So.. I'll let you know how that turns out. :) Hey! It's WW paying off! Because I know exactly how far ahead I had to stop drinking in order to have peed it all out by the time I weighed in. So.. bedtime is 10, no drinking after 7.
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[User Picture]From: magickalmolly
2007-01-10 06:37 pm (UTC)


There are no Scots inside the box, alas, but there is a tightly packed feather bed. Open with caution. And don't lift it - it's heavy!

I'm taking it to the post office after lunch. I'll have a total for you then.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 07:47 pm (UTC)
YAY YAY YAY! Oh this is best news EVER. :)
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[User Picture]From: magickalmolly
2007-01-10 07:55 pm (UTC)
$34, my dear. I was tempted to say the box contained a very large book (as media mail is so much cheaper) but something tells me the guy behind the counter wouldn't have believed me.

You can PayPal me at molly@wanzer.org, when you get the chance.

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 08:02 pm (UTC)
Done and done. *does little dance*

I told Steve about this last night and his eyes got really big. I think he might be just as tickled as me. :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 08:06 pm (UTC)
Helps if I hit the last "submit" button.
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[User Picture]From: magickalmolly
2007-01-10 08:13 pm (UTC)
*giggles* I knew it would come through eventually.

And... you do realize I was giving it to you, yes? I wasn't expecting you to actually pay for it; only for the shipping.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-10 08:37 pm (UTC)
I didn't, acutally. I thought you meant that you'd ship a pick-up only thing ... I'm not very bright these days.. :)

Still, that's so much better than I could buy one and have it shipped, and I like knowing that the money is going to you and your splendid men and not to some conglomerate. I totally got a deal. :)
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[User Picture]From: magickalmolly
2007-01-10 08:51 pm (UTC)
Aww honey. *pats*

But thank you. That's very generous of you, and I really appreciate it. The set cost us well over $300, but with Jon being so much bigger than I am, it simply didn't work for us. As soon as he lay down, I ended up rolling into him. Which isn't always a bad thing, mind. ;D But, still.

It should be there next week!
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[User Picture]From: mieszko
2007-01-10 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm doing specatular, ready to kill but I can't. Drunk as a skunk but what's new.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-01-11 01:24 am (UTC)
Hi :) Have one for me.
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