I haven't taken a single Tylenol PM since I had Henry, three years ago.
Until last night.
See, when I'm pregnant, the headaches I get are nearly daily and the kind that kick me flat on my back. NOT COOL. So, I woke up yesterday with said headache (can I just say that waking up with a headache is just plain cruel) and dealt with it getting increasingly painful ALL. DAY. LONG.
I stuck my kids in bed at 7pm and then... by 8:30 I caved. I took 2 tylenol pm, which is 1 more than a pregnant girl is supposed to take and 2 more than I've had in three years.
A brief pause to tell you WHY I haven't had any sleep aid/pain relievers in so long. My kids haven't both slept through the night, EVER. I couldn't ever trust that they'd stay asleep and not scream. I am terrified that I'd sleep right through any trauma or drama that they'd have. Derek does not wake up for kids. I have no idea how the man sleeps through it, but he's talented, I guess. My kids NOW for the most part do sleep through the night. So, it's not as scary.
Anyway, back to the story. I took 2 tylenol pm and went to bed. The next thing I was aware of was Henry staring at me 6:30 this morning.
WOW. Who knew? I was out cold all night long! The last time I slept that well was at the Star Lite Motel in West Virginia, 7 years ago. I took 3 tylenol pm that time.
It was a beautiful gift. And the best part, this morning, NO HEADACHE! It's a miracle.