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.