Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Someone done pissed off the Gods of Sleeping

I don't know what the hooty hoo is going on, but for the last two nights (MORNINGS) Maggie, I repeat Maggie, my sleepy sleep sleeper who never stirs at all has woken up at 4:30 or 5 a.m. and come busting in to our room, climbed into bed and wanted to partay. Apparently on Monday morning it was 4:30 and Aunti Julie got the wake up. There she was at Julies bedside, whispering Joooodlie, ake up Joooodlie. And once Julie put her on the bed with her, which I warn any of you, NEVER invite Maggie into your bed. She is one wild son of a gun with the draping, kicking, standing, moving, punching, tossing. Anyway, there she lay and in a sweet little whisper she would say "cockadoodledoo Jooodlie, cockadoddledoo, wake up." Yeah, somewhere along the line, she figured out that roosters were for waking and she uses that same line on me ANY time my eyes are closed. I am NOT allowed to EVER sleep on her watch. But, i digress. Point is, Julie finally kicked her out and then there I was, sleeping and suddenly I felt a "presence" in the room. There she was, setting her sippy on the night stand, throwing her blanket up on me and climbing up. What the? Who IS this kid? Needless to say, there was NO MORE sleeping that day. THEN, Tuesday morning, 5:00 comes along and Max is awake. I sneak him out of the room to try and let Maggie sleep. No mas! At about 5:45 there she was, at the bedside ready for a good time. So, between Max and his random night screams and maggie deciding less is more, I feel a little like this:




Ok, is that NOT the funniest picture ever? I found it on Google, but it totally captures how I feel. I am sooooo FREAKING tired and a bit grumpy about it. I haven't been able to work out, which is never a good thing people, NEVER a good thing. These thunderous thighs need their cycling, err, or whatever it is.
And due to my tiredness, I haven't been on to write the blog I meant to about my glorious Saturday morning. It consisted of seeing things like this:


I got up, rather DRAGGED myself out of bed at 4:40 a.m. and drove over to Guadalupe and Greenfield to meet up with my homies for a morning bike ride along the canals. It's been a LONG time since i've done a real bike ride. Well, since the triathlon actually. So, I was a little apprehensive about what this might do to the chooch, if you know what I mean. So, around 5:25 Dana, Dixie and I set off for a ride, while jenny and Breckyn went for a run. It was like, well, it was like riding a bike. Got on, went my merry way and nary a problem in sight. It was so GRAND to be riding along (on Jenny's glorious bike I might add) and feeling the morning breeze, and smelling the disgusting canal and watching the most beautiful sunrise. Seriously, moments like that remind me of what beauty I'm surrounded by. It was so theraputic, just me, my bike, my i-pod and nothing else. And you know what, the she she was all good until about the last 4 miles, then it was hurtin, but still nothing like the original ride. So, 13.1 miles later I was done and I'd burned a GRAND 622 calories and felt like I'd accomplished something. Don't anyone think for one second that Jenny didn't RUN 13 miles. WOW!!! She is so impressive. And don't worry, Dixie rode 20 miles, it's all good. ANYWAY, it was so great, and i was just so happy to be back on the so called saddle.

In other news, Max is dangerously close to walking. He stands all the time by himself, he's just not really aware of his accomplishment. Jere says he took two steps today, which if it's true, I'm so sad to have missed it. However, I'm actually excited for him to walk, 'cause if you MUST know, my little tank weighs a whopping 27 lbs. Yeah, you got that right, TWENTY SEVEN pounds. let's put this in to perspective...Maggie, who is 2+ weighs 30 lbs. Max who is 11 months weighs 27 lbs. YIKES! So alls I'm sayin is, his meaty little thighs are A LOT to carry around. Good thing I freaking love him and he's adorable!

And with that said, I'm outy.

Sleepless nights and chunky thighs,

Allyson

10 comments:

Sabrina Bodine said...

Loved the post! I'm right there with ya on the sleepless night thing! Lily has had SEVERE croup(3doc visits in two days, 2 steriod shots and 2 breathing treatments) for the past week and so needless to say, we too have gotten no sleep. I'm was totally feelin the picture:) Anyway, good for you... the bike ride sounds great. I wish I had your motivation!

Jenn C. said...

Bring your early risers over here! They would fit right in. I was presented with a bad of animal crackers and my cell phone at 3:00 in the morning by my Jakey! Hs had turned on every light in the house and then he went down to Joseph's room and poked him to try and wake hime up! Grrrrr! Good thing we love these kids so much. :)

jen said...

I am SO not looking forward to not sleeping again. I am literally the WORST in the world with no sleep. Ask Brad. Ask my kids.
Unlucky you.
But . . . I am with ya on the early morning exercise. It's been FOREVER since I've been able to do that (over a year due to my hip), and your description makes me miss it even more.
Lucky you.

LanaBanana said...

Sounds like a glorious morning ride indeed. Need to get a bike, I guess. Oh, and a husband who doesn't turn off my alarm clock before I wake up. yeah...that's why I wasnt' there. He turned it right off and I didn't wake up at all until Jenny started texting Porter. So annoying. Anyway, the picture of the boy in the pack and play was disturbing. :) Time to find some blackout curtains. Put Carson back to work!!

DianD said...

Seriously.... I laughed so hard over her cockadoodlie doodle! Sorry you're not getting any sleep, though. I think Lana's on to something... Black-out curtains just might do the trick. Love ya

Dixiechick said...

Maggie is so freakin' hilarious. Cockadoodle doo. Brilliant. Welcome to the world of what it's really like to have kids...I knew you'd get here eventually. Nobody with young children should get to sleep as much as you have. :) (unless you go to be at 9:30 like some brilliant people I know). :)

alison said...

Okay...SO worth it to get up that early for a view like THAT!

Peggy said...

Loved this story. I laughed so hard. When are you going to go to daily posts? You have the best stories!

Maile said...

I wanna work out with you! But not biking. I'm scared of that.

Greg and Tammy said...

UGHS! I don't know what I'd do with an early riser. Hope Maggs figures out that it is better for the whole family is she continues sleeping like a champ!

Glad to hear the morning bike ride was wonderful. Once I purchase my bike, I'd love to join you!