Sleepy Weepy

by Brittany on September 17, 2011

Good morning & happy weekend Hot smile

Did you catch Popcorn’s first walk yesterday? I’m so glad you guys are enjoying his little adventures as he learns how to live in a doggie-world. It’s only been a week since I brought him home, but the little guy has already nudged himself right up against my heart.


Good news, I actually woke up past 7:00 AM this morning! It was actually at 7:04 but hey, I’ll take it.

The best part about waking up after the sun? Natural lighting :D

toast and bacon

2 slices Ener-G toast slathered in Sunbutter and a sliced banana with turkey bacon.

breakfast food

Sleep Talk:

If you’re a regular around here at Itty Bits, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I tend to wake up at insane hours. I’m talking the occasional 4:30 AM, MAYBE even 4:15.

The funny part is that I haven’t always had such a dysfunctional body clock. My freshman year of college I remember having a semi-normal “college student” schedule– heading to sleep around 2:00- 3:00 AM, and waking up around 11:00 AM or noon.

As soon as I moved off campus and into an apartment, my sleeping habits immediately reversed. Now if I want to stay up past 11:00 PM, I need to make a conscious effort to ensure that I’m well-rested and ready to keep myself awake. With early bed times, came the earlier wake up calls. A vicious cycle, eh? Waking up early does give me the extra morning time to get things done though, and I usually am more awake towards the earlier part of my day, so that’s a good thing :)

A bit to think about: Your turn– What time do you usually wake up? Do you have a dysfunctional sleep schedule sometimes like I do?

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Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice September 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

Brittany, we are so much alike on this one! I had poor sleeping habits in uni, but now I’m an early bird (and I love it!)

Remember when you drank the coffee when you were planning to go see the movie (but actually ended up getting Popcorn)? Well, I do the same thing when I need to stay up past 11!
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

Haha I’m SO glad I’m not the only one, Jayme :D

Seriously, Will cracks up at me every time I go “okay we’re going out late? Let me make some coffee.”


Sweet and Savvy September 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

I have a dysfunctional sleep schedule too! I go to sleep semi early, Then almost always wake up around 2 Or 3, can’t sleep for a while, then Really wake up between 7 or 8.


Brittany @ RunWithBritt September 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

I’m such a grandma as well! I find myself ready for bed by 10 and waking up around 6. My roommate woke up at 9 yesterday and asked how long I slept in. My answer: until 6:45 without an alarm! I was so excited haha.
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Kat September 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

I have horrid sleep apnea, so my sleep schedule is pretty bad. I usually hit the hay around 930, simply because it takes me an hour or two to just fall asleep. I tend to wake up at least once to go to the bathroom, and then REGARDLESS of what time I went to bed or what I have to do in the morning, I am ALWAYS up before 7. I cant even tell you the last time I stayed in bed past then.
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Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

I usually get up at 6.30 during the week and around 9 at the weekend. I’m totally with you on getting sleepy early – I really can’t go past 11pm or so without getting very snoozy!
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Kris | September 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

I usually wake up at 7 or 7:30 everyday….I cold totally sleep longer, but choose to wake my butt up so I can get stuff done!! LOL!

I love popcorn ;)

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Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking September 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

You are not alone waking up at the crack o’ dawn! I love to get up early too. Ok not 4:30am early, but if I’ve had enough rest, my day is so much better if I feel like I didn’t sleep the day away. Currently, I get up around 7 or 8am. I know, that’s really not early. But, since I’ve been staying up ’til 11pm or so, my workouts suffer if I don’t get atleast 7 hours of sleep.
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Julia {girls with a stethoscope} September 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

Hi Brittany – I am so glad I found your blog! It’s super cute and love all the food pictures – can’t wait to read more!

I cant believe someone wakes up as early as I do! All my friends think I am CRAZY bc I wake up at like 5 am! I feel like if I wake up any later, I am wasting my day haha
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hey Julia! Thanks for stopping by– I love new readers :)

And no, you are DEFINITELY not alone haha
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Alexandra September 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I too wake up at ungodly hours on occasion haha but most of the time I wake up around 5:30 or 6 everyday. I can’t even remember the last time I slept past 7! ;)
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Meredith @ food, shoes, and booze September 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I wake up at around 7:30 every day (but next week I’m going to be forced to wake up at 6:30 every day)! I can’t imagine getting up at 4:30.. my mom does that and she’s really productive… i think I would just be cranky. This morning I slept till 9:30 (haven’t done that in forever!) but I was up until 2:30. yikes. unlike me.
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Steph @ A Hungry Bookworm September 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I feel better knowing I’m not the only one who wakes up way earlier than the sun. I am always up by at least 5;30, usually earlier, and there is no way I can stay up past 10:30 without major caffeine assistance.
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Haha I’m glad to know that I’M not alone :D


Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission September 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

My internal alarm clock wakes me up at the weirdest times too! I’ll wake up at 5 sometimes then need a major caffeine dose around noon to stay awake.
PS, so happy you found my blog because now I found yours!
And we’re the same age, so you’re automatically awesome. Exploring your blog now! :)
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Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter September 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

My internal alarm clock is different on different days :P On Saturdays I wake up at 7:30 on the dot. But, during the week i’m usually up at 6:30 ish. (But, with school now, I have to be up at 6:20 or 5:20 (ewwwww :P )

I love getting up early anyways- I feel like I get a lot more done!
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Haley Q September 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I WISH I could wake up that early and get stuff done! I mean, there’s no way you could get distracted cause nobody else in town is awake. I usually get up around 6, which everyone thinks is so crazy. Not crazy compared to 4!
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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I wake up at 5:05 on weekdays. I’m usually tired though, & not bounding out of bed… unfortunately for me! On the weekends I usually wake up between 7:00 & 7:30.
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

haha why 5:05 and not 5:00?
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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Those 5 minutes really make me feel better! ;-)
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Kristin September 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I wish I could wake up that early on my own! If Dave didn’t wake me up before leaving for work in the morning I’d probably sleep till about 11!

I do agree with you though, the earlier I’m up the more awake I feel! And Popcorn is ADORABLE! Take so many photos and videos, because before you know it he’ll be all grown up.
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Thanks Kristin! I’m trying to document him as much as possible while he’s an itty baby


Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun September 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My natural wakeup time is about 5:30, so of course, I have to go to bed around 9:30 if I want a good sleep. If I stay up any later, I’m a mess. I can’t believe back in college, I would go to bed at 2:30 a.m. on the weekend and be at work by 7:00 a.m. There is no way I could do that now!
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Maren September 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Your blog makes me want turkey bacon!!! I haven’t had it in forever and suddenly my craving is ignited.
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Itty Bits of Balance September 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Go get it, Maren!


Chels September 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I wake up pretty early at 4:30am on the weekdays, on Saturdays I usually sleep in until around 7 and on Sundays, who knows…depends how late I am out. Saturday night is usually my social night so getting to bed by 10 never happens.


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