I just woke up from a nap. It was the first time that I woke up on my own!! I think that I am making great headway. Generally, day 3 and 4 are supposed to be the worst. So far, my day 3 was pretty great. I had an awesome nap in the evening, where I fell asleep pretty easily and then woke up pretty easily. Right now, a little after midnight, I am pretty excited that I still have the entire night ahead of me. I am already planning the things that I can get done for school and business. Just to give you a comparison, on the first night at about 5 am, my body and mind were both flipping out. basically saying "what is wrong with you Neetu? Have you turned into a nocturnal freak? Why are you doing this STUPID sleep experiment?!?!?! GO TO SLEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!" So, there has been great improvement since then.
On another note, I have seen some changes in my health in the past few days. On day 1, I started the day with allergies for some odd reason, which hasn't happened in months. Then on day 2, the allergies persisted so I had to go to class with tissues. Today, my allergies greatly diminished and hardly bothered me, which is great! In the past, when I would have an allergy ridden day, the only way to get over it was with a full night's rest. I was paying close to see when the allergies would go away because I hate taking a daily allergy pill. It is just such a hassle. It was nice to let it pass naturally and let my body take care of it. I am excited to see what the rest of the night brings. Last night, Manish was having a really tough time staying awake. It was his third night and he was just really suffering. Kind of delerious and all. Ty said that the difficult phase is unavoidable, so I keep expecting it to come, but it doesn't show up. Kind of strange. We'll see. I'll keep posting my updates.
after 2 naps that were less than satisfactory, I was able to get in a great nap. My body is craving a full night's rest,so I did not wake up feeling totally rested. I feel like I would after a night with 8 hours of sleep,but waking up on the "wrong" side of the bed. Just a little bit sluggish I suppose.
Manish's after nap comment:"For some reason, all of my tiredness is in my left eye" very funny and bizarre.
okay, continuing on....The first few minutes after waking up are pretty foggy, but after a little while my mind totally clears out and I can function again without thinking about my next nap.
We're now in the home stretch! My wife's plane will land in about 24 hours, and I'll be able to regain my position as weird guy that leaves the house for half the day and then tickles the kids (and sometimes the wife) when he gets home. Please forgive any typos in today's post. I'm currently suffering from an extreme case of sleep deprivation which I'll talk all about in the failures section. I'm not 100% sure my keyboard is even plugged in at the moment.
Archive: Day 1, Day 2
What I Learned
Little Dude Really Likes Bacon - I kind of new this because he's the only one in the house besides me that will eat it, but I was surprised by the extent. I made pancakes and bacon for dinner last night, and he was excited because he got to help. I set the bacon down on the table and then went to get the pancakes. By the time I got back 30 seconds later, he had already eaten two pieces and two other pieces were sitting on his plate...I only made five pieces.
He's Not Actually Asleep - After he went to bed, I took care of a few things around the house. Finishing those, I went to check on him and saw that he was sleeping in the completely peaceful and adorable way that he has. Therefore, I sat down on the couch to watch a little television. I was about 20 minutes into the show when I happened to look over my shoulder and see him sitting at the top of the stairs watching with me. Since I happened to be watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I think there's about to be a lot more words that I'm going to have to explain to his mother.