Jump to content

What keeps you awake at night?


  • Please log in to reply
45 replies to this topic

#1 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Can't sleep.  Which kind of sucks seeing as I have glandular fever and I'm meant to be resting up.   rolleyes.gif

I've been lying in bed stressing about stuff and staring at the inside of my eyeballs, so I figured I might as well get up.

Why are you still awake?

#2 knottygirl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

at work original.gif

#3 Angelot

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ohh, glandular, my commiserations!  I had it about ten years ago and remember how thoroughly it knocked me around.  Hope you feel better soon!

Why am I still awake?  I'm a night owl.  And a bit of a stressed one - I have a thread in misc which I won't replay here.

#4 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Pulling an all-nighter for my last ever (!) university essay.

In typical fashion, I've left things til the last minute, and it's barely started. Full of self loathing right now  mad.gif

Hope you feel better soon OP!

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

It's only 8.40 here, but I'm trying to finish a job application for a job I should get, but am not sure I even want.  Care factor is low.

R

#6 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep

#7 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

.

Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:26 PM.


#8 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep


I feel your pain! 1600 words to go here.. Good luck!

#9 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep

blergh, that sounds sucky.

I must be crazy, but the thought of pulling an all nighter to finish my last ever uni assignment sounds fun!  Do you have some caffeine to get you through? (Back in the day when I was at uni, half the students didn't have their own computer at home (the dark ages) so we'd pull an all nighter at the computer lab.  Was quite communal and fun!)

#10 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Chaos in stereo @ 11/11/2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently doing the same as cardamom, ie: hanging around EB when should be doing an assignment that will take me all night because I didn't pull my finger out earlier.

Don't hate on yourself, it's too late now. How good will you feel when you can watch unchallenging television without worrying about what you really should be doing?! Good luck original.gif


Thank you! I can't wait. Get this essay out of the way, exams Tuesday and Wednesday, then wondrous, wondrous freedom... I'm practically salivating at the thought.

Good luck with yours too! Perhaps I'll see you for a mutual whinge-fest around, oh, I don't know, 4am?

#11 Onyx

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I'm feeding DS. He gave me a false sense of illusion by sleeping through each night last week. Now we're back to 2-3 hourly feeds.

I'm also thinking about work crap and wondering if my good wicket will soon end.

#12 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

i have 3 assignments all due thursday, i really should have done them when i first got them, but of course left them to the last minute.

finished up all my practical units for the year, so only have to go to classes on thursday, which gives me a lot of extra spare day time to get assignments done

Good luck to you too cardamom

#13 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 11/11/2012, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck with yours too! Perhaps I'll see you for a mutual whinge-fest around, oh, I don't know, 4am?

I hope I won't still be around for that.  But you two have fun!  wink.gif

#14 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (*Caro* @ 11/11/2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blergh, that sounds sucky.

I must be crazy, but the thought of pulling an all nighter to finish my last ever uni assignment sounds fun!  Do you have some caffeine to get you through? (Back in the day when I was at uni, half the students didn't have their own computer at home (the dark ages) so we'd pull an all nighter at the computer lab.  Was quite communal and fun!)


I think there might be some flat Pepsi Max loitering in the fridge. Still feeling quite awake though, for now!

Maybe you're right, and I'm just approaching it the wrong way. Must think more positively!  biggrin.gif

#15 little lion

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

My newborn baby is keeping me awake! original.gif Hopefully we will both be asleep soon. Good luck to those writing essays.

#16 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

cardamon, you might need that pepsi max by 3am  cool.gif

I hope all the bubbas go to sleep quickly - and stay asleep.  What's the bet my 2yo will wake just as I manage to turn my brain off and go to sleep?!

#17 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (*Caro* @ 12/11/2012, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
cardamon, you might need that pepsi max by 3am  cool.gif


Now that you mention it, my eyelids do feel a little droopy..

Good Lord, it's midnight. When did that happen?! Must. Work!

#18 WYSIWYG

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

MMM its only 9pm here, but what usually keeps me up at night is kids not letting me sleep, me missing DF, or the doona cover making me too hot.
Previously it has been dramas with my family harassing us and everything else they have put me/us through.

#19 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

.

Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:27 PM.


#20 -Emissary-

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

coffee after 12 pm. I knew I shouldn't have ordered a mocha.  sad.gif

#21 mumofsky

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

Studying... and some online lay-by action - target have some very cheap cute girls' stuff right now....

#22 FlamingoG

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Expressing so that DH can feed the baby at bedtime tomorrow night, while I go to see Radiohead. I'm a little bit beside myself with excitement!

Good thread, will sustain me through abysmal Sunday night telly.

#23 monkeys mum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE
Why are you still awake?


"Morning" Sickness  cry1.gif

#24 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE (monkeys mum @ 11/11/2012, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Morning" Sickness  cry1.gif

oh that sucks.   sad.gif
Is there a food that helps?

#25 nouveauxmum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

had my wisdom tooth out on fri and still in pain





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

Tales from the homefront

When you're at work you sort of assume that your house is basically just sitting there quietly doing nothing until you return. However, since spending my days at home, I've learned this couldn't be further from the truth.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

6 things I didn't expect as a parent

From weird smells to dangerous opinions, painful body parts to numbness, here are a few things new mums and dads can expect.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.