Actually: sleep in one chunk during the night would be nice. Sleep from 11pm to 6am. In one feel swoop. Please send one chunk of sleep. The same amount of sleep as I seem to get in 24 hours. Just in one go? It would be vastly more convenient. It really would!
For, it matters not when I go to sleep, around 4 hours later, I will be awake. I may be anxious. I may not. I may need the loo (I usually do), I may not. I may be zen. I may not. I may be hungry, but usually not. I may fall asleep again easily, but, most often, I do not. And when that four hours later is about 2 hours before various alarms go off so that N can get up for work, and I have been awake for 2 hours, and know that I need to get up soon after (doing a lot of wfh), it’s a bit much. And I will need a nap about 2 hours after that. Once napped, all is well with the world, and the rest of the day can go on as normal. Some mornings, N is up just after I’ve woken up, anyhow, to do a run (marathon training. Am I envious? Heck yes. He has just hit scraggy – and can remove his jeans without undoing them. I am firmly in maternity jeans, having finally lost the battle with button bands and bump bands half way through last week. All this changing of shape is disconcerting both of us. Although it does mean that he’ll be positively comfortable in his suit for his brother’s wedding in 3 weeks’ time. It is somewhat slim fitting).
I question how I’ll manage until Thing1 has established some sort of sleep pattern, and I’ve worked out my sleep pattern round it, if this sort of mad waking up malarkey is going to continue. I can only assume: I’ll manage somehow, as most people seem to. Plus no-one’s going to get too upset if I don’t actually get out of pyjamas while this is going on. It’s something to ponder in the wee small hours of the morning. Otherwise I’m reading Mapp and Lucia and enjoying Thing1 hiccuping. It likes to hiccup at dawn.