Wednesday, August 8, 2012

zzzzzzzzzzz

Do you ever feel like you'll never, ever feel rested again?

I know that someday I will miss these days, but right now I'd sell a kidney for the opportunity to sleep for 12 hours uninterupted.

Suffice it to say that Charlotte still isn't sleeping through the night. If I get a 4 hour stretch, it's been a decent night. Once a month or so, she has one 5 hour stretch. Man, those nights are great.

I feel like a walking zombie. I fell asleep sitting up at my desk at work the other day. I had given up caffeine completely but I'm back on the sauce again. It was that or get fired.

Charlotte's cosleeping a lot just because I put her on the boob and go back to sleep. I wake up a lot of mornings with her stretched out across my body, using my boob as a pillow. Last week I woke up and found myself covered in hickeys. Apparently she couldn't find the nipple? It was funny but also a little scary because I slept completely through it.

Robbie's apparently a 4 year old insomniac. It doesn't matter if he naps or doesn't, or for how long, he is awake until at least 11:00 every night. Some nights it's 1am. And then still up by 8:30. He had a phase of getting out of bed and getting toys. I thought David was going to lose it. We seem to have broken him of that again but still tonight, he was laying in there giggling, talking, rolling around, telling himself stories until 11:30. I went in to try to settle him down a bit and he talked a mile a minute. I might have promised him orange ice cream in a fishy cup with a green straw if he would just got to sleep. Now I have to find a damned fishy cup.

They seem to be doing well otherwise. Robbie's adorable and chatty and loving the nanny. I need to get a video of him singing some songs. He's so funny.

Charlotte's awesome. She started pulling up today. She's crawling all over the place, eating anything she can get her hands on, babbling all the time. I think she'll be walking soon. That girl wants to move. She gets on her feet and just giggles. I can feel my hair going gray.

They're both awesome kids, but they DO. NOT. SLEEP.

I'd complain some more, but it's 2:24 am and Charlotte's waking up for what must be the 8th time tonight. Why did wet-nurses ever go out of fashion?


zzzzzzzzzzzzzz


--Trish

5 comments:

manapan said...

Oh, sleep. I sympathize with you and hope that both your children get the memo ASAP.

Our son (13 months old) stopped sleeping well even while cosleeping and has been such a grumpy bear from lack of sleep. Less-cry sleep training failed. CIO night 1 wasn't terrible: 43 minutes, then he slept for 8 blissful, uninterrupted hours. Tonight was CIO night 2: 4 hours. He's finally out, but just barely so he could still wake and start up again.

Laura said...

Try some melatonin for Robbie. It works wonders for our son who is a little insomniac!

Trish said...

Laura, what's the dosing? Did your doc okay that?
I'm seriously at my wit's end here. He's so cranky because he's OBVIOUSLY tired..

A and W mom said...

Ugh, I'm sorry. My kids' sleep has been crap lately (though more along the lines of Robbie's than Charlotte's!) and I am so sleepy. I couldn't manage without caffeine either and even more so if I worked outside the home! Glad they are doing well otherwise though. <3

A and W mom said...

Ugh, I'm sorry. My kids' sleep has been crap lately (though more along the lines of Robbie's than Charlotte's!) and I am so sleepy. I couldn't manage without caffeine either and even more so if I worked outside the home! Glad they are doing well otherwise though. <3