Thursday, October 2, 2008

31 for 21: Off to a great start

Braska was up at 3am in the oh-so-frustrating way she does on rare occasions, sitting up and crying in her crib. After a few tries of rocking til she was asleep and then putting her back in bed, only for her to pop up right away saying "up! up!", she went back to bed with me. As I've mentioned before, I'm not at ALL a fan of kids sleeping in the parents' bed. But when the two options are for me to sit and rock her while she sleeps or to lie down and at least rest while she sleeps, I go for the horizontal position.

She wasn't snoring, so that was an improvement over the congestion issues of a few weeks ago, but I still can't sleep at all when she's right there. I hear every sound, feel every quiver or kick, and it means no sleep for as long as she's there. I managed to get comfortable for a while, but it was short lived as I was on about 10 inches at the edge of our lovely king-sized bed. In my state of aches and pains, with Pepino constantly telling me that she is not happy with my position, this was not a most pleasant few hours, to say the least. But we made it until about 7:20am when M got up for work. Of course, Miss Slept Well While Mommy Didn't was happy, giggling, and ready to play, while I was a tad on the grouchy side.

We got up about 7:45am when her pleas to "get up" were finally heeded, and we started the day. Now it's 9:30 am, and I've changed her twice for massive puking episodes (we call them full-feed, because it's soon after her feeding and it sure looks like the whole 6 oz.), once for excessive diaper mess, and changed me once for her wetting on me while I was trying to whisk her to the tub. There are 6 wet spots on the carpet from puke/spit-up and the carpet cleaner that was added to try to help. We have two therapies scheduled today, ST this morning, and PT this afternoon. Napping is tricky on Thursdays with that schedule, so I've cancelled them for today due to her iffy situation and my lack of sleep and impatience with generally everything.

I'm sure it's just a fluke. She's not really acting sick. I think she might be working on another tooth or two. Whatever it is, it's not the way I like to start a day.

To end on a good's so nice and cool outside, that's nice.

Darn, she just melted into a crying puddle again. For a girl who doesn't cry more than a couple times a month, normally, this is disturbing..... Happy Thursday.


  1. Aww, poor B! It sounds like she might have a bug. Hope you guys get a good nap today.

  2. Where's the motrin/benedryl cocktail! :o) I do hope things return to normal soon and little Braska feels better - cause it sure sounds like she's fighting something. (ps...if this goes on much longer use those great grandmas so you can get some rest!)

  3. ohhh, I meant the grandmas who are great, not the "great-grandmas" - felt I needed to clarify to avoid possibly offensive language :o)

  4. ((HUGS)). See you next week.

  5. We are in the same boat. Both babies teething at the same time. Yesterday they screamed for 2 hours straight. Last night, Ty was in our bed too. I was too tired to care!

  6. That is so hard. It's horrible to be so tired and have them be having a bad day, too. I'm thinking that a lot of us moms must be feeling it a lot more today. :-s


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