Friday, July 29, 2011

So Tired

I'm ridiculously tired all the time. As in, I have to fight to stay awake. Mornings are extra killer for me, but it's a problem throughout the day. Just now, we were playing horsey. I got on my stomach, and Jeffrey kind of patted my back and jumped up and down, being the playful and hyperactive child he is. I fell asleep. Crazy, right? Thank goodness it was only for a few minutes, and Jeffrey can't get into any trouble in our house. He didn't even go anywhere. It's situations like that lately that have been forcing me to see that there might be more to it than me just being tired. I'm more tired than I should be. I'm too tired.

For so long, I attributed it to not having a sleeping child. Well, it's been a few months since I've had to get up with him at night, so that's not the case, obviously. I get at least 7, mainly about 8 or more, hours of sleep a night. I just feel like something isn't right. So, I've finally made myself call a general practitioner (a big step since I don't have one- hopefully I like her) and arranged for a blood test next week. Mainly, I want to check my thyroid levels since that's a definite possibility. Every woman in my family has thyroid issues.

As strange as it is, I'm really hoping that something is off. I just don't want to be so tired all the time. I'm not really excited about having to take a pill every day, potentially, but it was inevitable. Jeffrey deserves to have a mama who's always in the zone. Instead, I'm on the computer next to him so that I have something to keep me awake (he doesn't let me play with him). He's sitting here sorting his pom pom balls by colors, so I guess I'm not doing too bad, though.


Emily @ Mama Days said...

Could you be pregnant? that's the only time I get that tired... when I am pregnant.

imavera said...

I wish! I just had a serious period, though, so it's very highly unlikely.