10.18.2012

Mom Zombie

The 4-month regression has become the 4.75 month regression. It ebbs and flows. But mostly with the flowing.  After almost EVERY sleep cycle.  {That's every hour and a half, folks!}

It's to the point where I'm PRAYING my kids will sleep. {But then maybe cursing in whispers when they don't?}

And the 2.9 year old?  Well. . . well, just last night, for instance, he fell asleep on the livingroom floor at 6:00 {What!? no dinner?}.  He refused to be woken up and I dressed him in jammies and carried him to bed at 9:00.  He proceeded to be awake from 2:45 to 4:00 this morning, demanding (in a loud let's-wake-everyone-up voice) that I lay with him - and not being very patient about it when I got up to help his brother get back to sleep TWICE. 

{Did I mention the middle of the night pee/diaper/bed soak and diaper changes times 2?  No?}

And this morning, for the first time in weeks (?), the almost-three-year-old is sleeping in past his normal waking time.  So, technically, yes, I guess "sleep begets sleep".  Sort of.

Oh it's a zoo! 

And I'm head zombie.

The cute pterodactyl screeching of my baby morning bird makes it a little better.  His round smiling face makes it a LOT better.

And reading things like this helps me know I'm not to only one who fantasizes about sleep.
And that it's just the way it is.  {I apparently just FORGOT.}

My work day's gonna be a looooonnnnggg one today.

QUICK, please tell me I'm not the only one.  AND how DO you moms with more than 2 do it???? 

~Nichole

10.03.2012

Sleep Glorious Sleep (We're Not Getting It)

I am having fun with this little bruiser (hello! 17 pounds, 26.5 inches at 4 months!) who is currently sitting next to me wide-eyed and wakeful at a stupid time of morning after a night of almost constant wakefulness.  This, after weeks of waking due to teething pains, and I'm starting to go nuts/worry/panic/younameit.

After a night like last night, a mom does one of three things: beats her head against the nearest wall, collapses into a crying heap in the corner, or hits up Google to figure out whether this is the dreaded 4 month sleep regression. . .

I did the latter.  Here's what I found: a great article by Clever Father and a possibly even better article by Alexis Dubief.

If this doesn't end in a few weeks, I really will go nuts.  Until then, patience dear (sleep-deprived) mother, patience.

~Nichole
"May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -Ray Bradbury