So I've been relying too heavily on coffee to help me not feel tired ever since Mr. G arrived.
And now I'm trying to wean myself from it...and while I joked yesterday about feeling foggy lately, I have actually felt fine. Great even. As I cut down on coffee, I'm returning to my green tea habit...which actually is very good for me so I don't feel the least bit bad about this swap.
But whether it is due to my decreased consumption of caffeine...or what...I almost fell asleep in the family room during our pre-bedtime reading last night. I never do that.
But thankfully I didn't fight it...and when the kiddos headed to bed at 8, I headed straight to bed. I was fast asleep by 8:05 p.m.
I felt so good when I woke up this morning. Or, actually, when Gabriel's crying for milkies woke me up at 5:18 a.m. And in between going to bed at 8 p.m. and waking up at 5 a.m., he also nursed at 10 p.m. and again at 1:30 a.m.
But that (broken-up) 9 hours of sleep was exactly what the doctor ordered...and I feel great today! So, I've apparently had an epiphany: instead of trying to keep myself energized all day using caffeine, I can just make sure I actually get enough sleep at night. I think I'm onto something here...