Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No Driving Day

Today is what I call a "no driving day." That means it is not safe for me to be behind the wheel of a car. If I thought I was tired yesterday, I had no idea what was around the corner.

Both kids were up for multiple hours multiple times. Things are not going well with the sleeping...for any of us.

The babe takes forever to settle down and go to sleep these days...the whole sunlight thing doesn't help. After we do bath time, story time, and sing a few songs and tuck in time, she proceeds to drink massive quantities of water from her sippy cup. She'll then get out of bed, stand at the gate and yell down and ask for more water and for us to put her covers on. After changing the wettest diaper in the history of the universe last night, I've decided to cut her off the H2O. No more over-hydrating. Not sure what to do about the blanket thing.

The little babe continues to wake every 2 hours to eat, but then can't settle down after eating. He farts, fusses, sometimes cries and wakes his sister, and is generally just a little cute ball of frustration. I'll admit I was pretty flat out mad at both my kids last night. I thought they were being selfish and unkind. Don't they know I'm hanging on by a thread?

The 4 month apt is tomorrow, and I'm ready to talk out a solution...even though I know docs don't have all the answers. Right now I just want someone to tell me how to fix this.


Anonymous said...

I hear you on the sleep deprivation, and I'm only two months in!

It is so unsafe! Last week, I forgot to strap Sarah's seat belt. Thanks goodness I only drove for a few blocks. Earlier this week, she took a knife of the kitchen counter and I found it among her kitchen toy equipment, and yesterday I don't know what I was thinking, I left her outside on the porch while I went inside to grab something. She could've bolted into the street!! I feel like a very unfit mother these days!

Anonymous said...

Oh, christine, I feel for you with the whole sleeping thing!! I read Pantley's No Cry sleep Solution when John was about 4 months old but P and I joke that it is really the No Sleep cry Solution book! People always recommended giving the babe a bottle of formula at bedtime instead of breastmilk...I was a crazy first time mom and wouldn't try to your doc about it..might be worth a try as he is a big guy and mind need this less easily digested substance.
Take care of yourself mama!!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there my dear friend. I know it feels like an incredible ride but you will make it though and the little babe will be ok no matter what. Hey, I'm the product of only formula.

Anonymous said...

You are right to not drive Christine...I had a couple of car accidents because of sleep deprivation!
BTW - I am so glad you are blogging again. You have inspired me to start my own blog about the food allergy thing.
Best - Rene