Monday, January 16, 2012
I Have to Sit Down, Bladder Brain and Other Mommy Maladies
I also have a serious case of "bladder brain." I am already potty trained but The Blitz isn't, and every 30 to 45 minutes an alarm goes off in my brain and I cannot rest until that boy takes a brief sit on the potty seat. He is making good progress; but still doesn't take the initiative. He holds on until I tell him it's time. I dozed off this afternoon while sitting in the rocker and woke up with a jolt when the bladder brain alarm rang. It's kinda funny, hunny.
My last malady is a strange foot disorder I am calling "Freaky Feet." I am getting rolling muscle spasms in my feet. It is driving me crazy. It starts late afternoon (or earlier) and does not stop until I sleep. I suspect it has to do with being on my feet all day, but I'm not sure. I went to the internet doctor and have determined that I can't possibly be short on calcium or magnesium; I get so much of both. It may be a B vitamin deficiency (B1, B5 and B6 to be exact) though that would also be surprising, given how much poultry, eggs and leafy greens I consume. It could be a case of dehydration, although that seems unlikely too. For now, I'm "treating" it with vitamins and a lot of water. Oddly,I don't have "Freaky Feet" tonight for the first time in weeks. And I did get 10 hours of sleep last night. Well, maybe 8-1/2. So maybe the actual cause is that other Mommy Malady, "Sleep Deprivation."
Okay, enough whining. I've got laundry to fold!