1. Unlike her big sister (who in my distorted memory was the "perfect baby"), Munchkin does not consistently sleep through the night. It is particularly traumatizing right now because she's sick AGAIN (please don't get me started on daycare cooties) and is coughing and snotting and whining every hour while I try unsuccessfully to hide inside my mattress.
2. I'm addicted to chocolate. I eat it daily. Duh. You already knew that about me. What you don't know is that it make me feel like taking a nap immediately. There is no burst of energy followed by a crash. I crash right after having that cupcake, before I even get to eating that second cupcake minutes later.
3. I go to bed too late. I'm up until midnight watching "Real Housewives of New York" dictating reports for work. Yep, I'm a working mom now - a frazzled, overwhelmed, ambitious, working mama, who can't seem to get to bed early. If I went to bed early, I couldn't get everything done. And I may miss an important update from one of my Facebook friends, like what song they are listening to at that very moment. And look, they've attached a youtube link so I can listen to it too.
4. I don't exercise and I eat like crap. I exercised everyday when I was pregnant with Munchkin. But, pushing her out was the last time I exerted extra muscle. It's a shame that I haven't been disciplined or motivated enough to work out since then. Thank God breastfeeding seemed to have sucked that maternity weight off me.
There you go. My top four reasons for why I am extraordinarily sleepy right now. The kind of sleepy that makes you envision crawling under your desk at work and curling up into a little ball. I started drinking green tea, and taking B12 along with fish oil. I know there's plenty more I should be doing. I'll ponder this more after I take a nap...
In the meantime, check out this information I received from Whole Foods today about boosting our energy:
As parents one thing we all face, is keeping our energy levels up, as we keep up with our children. This month Whole Foods Market current podcast series suggests tips and action steps to support our energy levels naturally and safely. For a great list of energy supporting herbs, and to listen to these podcasts please visit: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/category/whole-body-podcast/