Saturday, September 14, 2013

falling behind......need some zzzz's

I'm tired. I'm starting to get very very tired. And unfortunately, I am one of those people who need 7-8 hours of sleep to be happy. Little Miss was an AWESOME sleeper. As a newborn to 3months she would only wake up once a night. Now it's every couple of hours. Mix that in with Boo's ordeals at night- whatever they might be- sometimes she's just crying and then lately she has been wetting the bed. She started wearing underwear to bed a couple of weeks ago and she had been doing FANTASTICALLY.  WHAT HAPPENED? What threw off the balance I felt we had?

Little Miss wakes up a lot and wants to eat a lot. I'm tired. Boo cries. My patience is wearing thin, I get snappy. Boo cries more. I get even more tired. Little Miss still wakes up a lot. oh sigh. It's a terrible cycle.

I'm longing for Little Miss's doctor appointment. She is the most awesome doctor with the best advice that seemed to work so perfectly for Boo. I feel like she is my therapist as I wander threw the cloudy path of motherhood. She seems to know spot on what I can do for Boo- I hope she is as perceptive for Little Miss.

I've contemplated leaving one night and sleeping at my parents house and let GG take care of the kids. If it doesn't improve soon, I might just do it.  


Meredith said...

Oh Alyssa, I totally feel for you! I remember the same thing happened with our girls. Both were good sleepers. Then they both stopped being good sleepers, and I felt like a zombie. Then, at one point, my older child would wake up more during the night than my younger. They go through phases and struggle, just like we do. I say do what you need to do to get a break. Don't feel like you "should" be able to do certain things because your baby isn't in the newborn stage anymore. Being a mom of a toddler and an infant is so hard, and so take things at your own pace. Things will get better eventually, but until then, take care of yourself!

Stacey said...

"Sleeping through the night" is a myth and you should not expect it to happen often. Enjoy and rejoice in it when it does happen but don't expect it. I found that once I stopped being put out about it I handle it better. I used to grumble and complain when I woke up about all the sleep I'd been cheated out of because well, I'm like you. I need sleep to be the nicest mommy. But I had to change my attitude about the lack of sleep for everyone's sake. I still have a hard time with it sometimes, especially on days that naps are not an option. The other night every one of my kids woke me up at least once (my newborn fewer times than my 3 year old). And my oldest is 10! I'm convinced that in order for justice to be fully served in heaven I will sleep peacefully without interruption for days! Good luck and I hope you catch some zzzz's sometime soon.