Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Who will it be tonight..or maybe all 3 again.

I don’t think I’ve had an uninterrupted night of sleep in over five years. Between middle of the night “pregnancy pees,” my husband’s pager, and my 3 kids, I am usually awakened….well….often actually, throughout the dark hours.

Last night probably was the icing on the cake.

Max was in bed by 7:30, which is normal for him. He’s so “busy” during the day that by the time bedtime rolls around, he willingly lays down and immediately dozes off. I usually don’t hear from him again until about 6:30ish. But last night, he started screaming a 9:30, wanting out of his crib. And again at about 10:30 and two more times after that…until at 12:30, when I medicated him with Motrin. He didn’t have a fever, and his ears weren’t draining puss, but surely he wasn’t continually waking up because of insomnia!

About an hour and a half after Max finally settled into a slumber, Ella woke up…3 times…wanting to nurse.

And then at about 4 AM, Cameron came into the room to tell me that not only was he wet (although he’s been potty trained since 2 ½, we haven’t even come close to mastering the night issue), but that he even leaked through his pull ups, onto his PJs and all over his bed…AGAIN.

And then at 5:30 AM, Max woke up screaming, once more.

Then at 6:30, Cameron was s—t--a—r—v—i—n—g. (read with an incredible whine accenting it), and even though I tried really hard to slip back to sleep after getting him a bowl of cereal, Max and Ella woke up for good soon after that. And I just relented and brewed some coffee…lots of it.

I read on a website that “a lack of sleep can have grave consequences.” I’m just wondering whose grave they’re talking about.


At 11:04 PM, Blogger andrea said...

perhaps it's something in the water...in minnesota...and pittsburgh. avi went to bed at 8pm tonight and at 10:30, woke up screaming. for the next hour he sat very quietly with us in pitch darkness - totally calm, but totally awake.

it's now midnight, and i have to be at school at 7:45am. hopefully it was just a fluke.


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