I don’t remember being this tired after the birth of my other children. I do remember with my first child, calling my best friend Heather and asking how long the sleepless nights last. She told me if I could make it four months I would be doing well. FOUR MONTHS – what! I could barely make it two weeks. Have I mentioned I like my sleep? Well, at about 8 weeks my son was sleeping through the night and I was doing pretty decent.
I don’t even remember what happened with my second child, but I do remember crying at night when everyone else got to go to sleep and I know that when I went to sleep I would soon be interrupted (ah, motherhood). Of course she eventually slept through the night as well and both my children are very good sleepers (and nappers).
I am at week 4 (over 30 days) of not getting a full nights sleep. In fact I haven’t slept for more than 3 consecutive hours since June 20th. I am slightly grouchy. My poor husband bears the brunt of this, but he has been so helpful. He really has done a lot.
I haven’t baked anything in so long. I have barely cooked in several weeks. I am just too tired. I am afraid I might put something weird in the recipe so I don’t quite trust myself quite yet. I have been picking some produce from my garden. I don’t really even know where I am going with this post.
My husband and I visited a few preschools this week. At first I was not for my son going to preschool. I really want to homeschool, but I am keeping an open mind. My husband is not sure about homeschooling, but he is also keeping an open mind. We agreed on a certain preschool and my son will only be going 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. We have VBS at church this week so it is kind of a trial run for preschool because I am taking him and dropping him off everyday at 9.
Along with my lack of sleep, my almost 2-year old daughter has been very whiney because she has a double ear infection and she is getting her molars. She is usually very good natured.
I think my husband has been feeling sorry for me because he did the sweetest thing – he bought me a gift card to a spa. Oh I loved it! So tomorrow I am going to a spa and instead of a nice long massage I think I am going to go from brunette to some sort of blond – a dark blond. If it doesn’t turn out well then I can always blame it on my lack of sleep, right?