The grapes i'm eating are dirty. I've tried washing them, but the dirt is stuck to the skin. Luckily they're organic, so I'm just asuming that massive character is being built. You know, because I still need more character after SEVEN DAYS OF STAYING AWAKE.
I'm feeling pretty great today. The reason? Projects. Let's start with the only project I've done so far:
PROJECT ULTIMATE ALARM CLOCK
I spent 3 hours (yeah, I got the time to spare, baby) making a sweet alarm clock system. I have a little wireless controller next to my bed. I press a button and the lights dim slowly as the candle turns on. Then a short confirmation tone is played so that I know the volume is loud enough to wake me up.
25 minutes later, I hear eminem yelling at me. The coolest part is that to turn it off, all I have to do is get out of bed and a motion sensor detects that I'm up and about.
I'm also trying to eat tons of food today to see if that helps me get through the night.
Nick is coming into town tonight, which should bring a lot of enthusiasm and good ideas to the project.
Also, he likes playing xbox so I'm setting that puppy up to keep us awake all night. Maybe I will finally try this Halo 2 game.
I like the wakeup ritual too. I wonder what the neighbors think of me walking around in my PJs. Actually, they're hibernating peons so I don't really care.
Despite ongoing oversleeps, I feel like I'm making tons of progress. I've still probably averaged 4 hours / sleep per night. My window of drowsiness constantly decreases.
Thanks to motion sensors all over my house, I can figure out what's causing these oversleeps.
Last night I sleep walked (4 times) to my office computer, connected through it to the alarm laptop, and then shut off the alarm.
Nursing at night is a common point of contention. I've read and heard so many comments about baby sleep patterns that are completely opposite of my experience, I wondered if the commenters even had kids. What were they doing that made their experience so much different than mine? Did I figure out the magic that allows me to sleep and feel rested without night weaning?
At first I didn't trust my experience because I only had one child. That's only one data point. Kids are so different. Sleep patterns can vary wildly from one child to another. Then I had my second kiddo. And that's when I started to feel like I was some weird phenomenon. I nursed two kids, at night, on demand, and still woke up most mornings feeling rested. What was I doing so differently?
This is about nursing at night, not just sleeping right? Yes. I've realized that my attitude around their sleep habits have allowed me to nurse at night, on demand, and get the sleep I need too. Because we cosleep and I don't freak out when they wake me up at night, I can nurse and fall asleep nursing like I was never awake. I rarely wake fully. My mind and body have come to expect the night nursing sessions and have adapted such that I can be available to them in a zombie like quasi sleep state. My mind is lucid enough to get a nipple to the right place, then I'm off to sleep again the next instant.