I have never had a problem with lack of sleep; I've always been the kind of person that can get by with just a few hours of sleep (or less!). When my best friend would sleep over at my house, we'd gab, giggle, and goof off until the wee hours of the morning. A few hours later, I'd always be the first one up -- cheerful and ready to face the day. There were many times I'd be humming, singing, and just chatting away! It got to the point where my friend would just give me "the look" and I'd immediately shut up! ;o) After showering and eating breakfast, my perkiness didn't seem to bother her so much then. I have to admit, my friend wasn't the only one who wanted to kill me in the mornings; my brother would be seriously annoyed with me as I jauntily flitted about the house to get ready for the day.
This morning I realized I'm not the early riser I once was. We stayed up late last night because My Airman needed to work on his speech outline for his class he is taking here on the base. I had to stay up, too, because if my husband had stayed up to type his outline out, well... let's just say he'd probably still be typing. ;o) He admits that typing, English, and using Microsoft Word are not exactly his strong points; hence the reason he's so glad he married me! :o)
At any rate, I didn't get to bed until nearly midnight. Even though I was exhausted, it took f-o-r-e-v-e-r for me to fall asleep. Then, My Airman had to be at work before 0545, so the alarm went off incredibly early! As if that wasn't bad enough, shortly after he left for work, I heard Abby... um... well, throwing up. I had to get up in 10 minutes anyway, so I figured I would just try to rest as much as I could. Then, when I finally got out of bed, I headed to grab the carpet cleaner and the garbage can, I discovered a different sort of "present" Abby left behind. It definitely wasn't fun cleaning those up first thing in the morning.
So, yeah... I used to be a morning person... I think things have been changing slowly and I'm becoming less and less of one. Maybe one day I'll be the same again... of course, with a baby on the way, and (Lord-willing) more in the future it might be a while!