I tweeted this morning that I felt like I had jet lag, even though I never actually left the Eastern timezone. You see, we were supposed to leave Friday for New York. We actually turned around to go home, only to wake up at 4 a.m. to catch our flight. The hour-long nap Saturday helped a little, but then we were at the reception until 11 p.m. and we woke up early the next morning to get ready for our trip home (we also had a brunch to attend before getting to the airport.)
We should have been home at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. We didn’t get home until 10 a.m. on Monday. After missing our flight (thanks, Delta) and being placed on standby, they ended up canceling some flights and declaring us getting home Sunday a lost cause. We were in a hotel at 9 p.m., in bed at 11 and up at 5 a.m. to catch the shuttle to the airport.
And I went to work as soon as we got home. Even Kenny admitted that he needed Tuesday to rest and feel like a normal person again.
I still don’t feel normal. And we leave town again in fewer than 40 hours. We’ll be back home within a reasonable time (we’re driving, so we have a little more control over the situation), but then family arrives next week for the weekend, and our next “free” weekend with no plans is July 23.
I suddenly feel like this is what I should expect when the baby arrives. And I now am unsure of whether or not I can handle it. There’s no training manual for getting rest (and I know everyone says “sleep when the baby sleeps” but what if he doesn’t sleep??)
So tell me, moms out there reading this, when (if ever) does the jet lagged feeling go away?