Wednesday, April 29, 2009

An Apology Precedes the Whine

I am so sorry, but I have got to whine. I need people to feel sorry for me, because I sure as heck feel sorry for myself.
Little Man woke up last night at 2. TWO A.M. people!! Two in the morning. And then, he kept both Bald Man and myself up for the rest of the night. He never, ever went back to sleep. I kept going back to sleep, but kept getting waked up by the boy. Over and over again. I am so tired now, I can hardly breathe.
Please, this has got to stop, it will only take a couple more nights like this to put us into crisis mode. It has been so pleasant here lately and I have been enjoying the ride of peace and calm in our home. I wish I could say this was an isolated incident, but really, the last three weeks or so, we have had at least one or two nights a week of poor sleep on his part. I have been pretending it wasn't happening, because I don't want to face reality. I want and need something magical to happen, and for him to start sleeping again. The thought of us needing to mess with his meds makes me want to start bawling. I don't want to go down that road.
Feel free to pretend that you never saw this whiny post and not leave a comment. Unless you want me to feel like someone cares. In which case, leave me some comment luv!

26 Kids Who Want To Play:

Soxy Deb said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry. And I know your tired, but if readjusting his meds will help, better to do it sooner than later. Then everyone can get back on track.

Hoping tonight brings you better rest.

The Boob Nazi said...

awww I'm sorry. I'm feeling for your lack of sleep.

Christa said...

I do care and I am so very sorry. Sleep deprivation is the worst. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

FosterAbba said...

Ugh, sounds like an incredible nightmare. I'm so sorry!

Jillene said...

I care. And I know how you are feeling. I have been sleep deprived for the last 5 weeks. It is starting to catch up with me too.

Take a LONG nap today and I will pray that Little Man starts sleeping better!! Good luck Jo!!

Yondalla said...

sending all the love and comfort I can through the internet tubes.

I do hope it resolves. I know exhaustion makes things near-impossible, or even impossible.

take care of yourself.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

You deserve to whine! Sleep deprivation is the worst...that's why they use it in war! I hope you start getting some good sleep soon. And you are loved by many!

Kristina P. said...

Jo, that is horrible! I hope you get some sleep today.

Whitney R said...

I'm sorry, Jo. It has to get tiring after so long. I hope something turns around soon. And I hope you get to sleep soon.

You can whine all you want!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I didn't realize that your husband is referred to as "bald man." That totally made me laugh, Jo.

Missing out on sleep is a very serious thing. You are not whining in the least. Drink copious amounts of caffeine. It will help. As for your boy, he must be tired during the day, yes? Has he started nodding off during the day?

When Giancarlo has too much energy, we run laps. Seriously.

-Francesca

tubaville said...

I sneak to the bathroom and sleep while sitting on the toilet at work. I end up with sleeve marks in my forehead but if I didn't do it I make not make it through the day. Try it :) It is dreamy :)

I feel for you on the possibility of changing meds. Pace yourself. Can you see if the doctor will allow simple supplements or something basic before messing with his scripts?

BIG HUG!!!

Azul said...

This someone cares. Lack of sleep is cruel and unusual punishment, for sure.

Here's hoping for a nap for you today, and a good night's sleep tonight.

Lisa said...

Ooooooooohhhhhhh Jo, I am soooooo sorry. I do.not.function. without sleep. Kids can take 9 mg of melatonin. Just in case....
Hugs!

rychelle said...

i value sleep ALOT.

i'm sorry you are not getting any. i feel for you.

K J and the kids said...

I am so sorry. Send him to my house....we don't sleep here either. We don't have one but 5 who take turns keeping us up.
Maybe this new soccer stuff is keeping him up. The change in routine...the new stimulation.
I'm just grasping for straws.
Good luck on getting some sleep.

Jenny said...

Love!

Sarah said...

We pray for you Jo!

Jami said...

You know that I feel your pain. So vividly today.

forever folding laundry said...

Oh, I'm sorry about those sleep issues. The world is a completely different place when you're running on little sleep! I hope things turn around soon.

Love the pictures from the previous post, by the way. What a gorgeous fam!

~Keri

wendy said...

Oh Jo, I am leaving you all the comment love you need/want. Sometimes things are just so hard and I don't know the reasons or the answers.
also, I just wanted to make sure you know that all the little mentions I do on my posts about Indians is meant with the greatest respect as I HAVE THIS PASSION FOR EARLY AMERICAN INDIAN STUFF.. I have tons of books about it and love love love that culture.

megs said...

Oh no!! I really don't know how I'm going to be able to do it when I have kids! Really! I value my sleep more than anything!!

Debbie said...

I know how horrible that is. And sleep deprivation is the worst torture ever. I hope you get a long winter's sleep tonight:)

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Whine away my friend. I can only imagine how frustrated you and your hubby feel. I hope you all get some good rest soon. {{{HUGS}}}

Laura in L.A. said...

Jo, I am so sorry. There's a reason that sleep deprivation is an effective torture!

Praying for you to weather this crisis, and sending sleepy thoughts to our Little Man.

Love, Laura

Annette Lyon said...

I'm with ya--I don't function without a solid night's sleep. Several bad nights in a row? You don't want to come near me.

Hope you get to catch up---and maybe even get a nice, long nap this weekend. (Moms can always dream, right?)

Annie said...

Sleep deprivation is the WORST. Feel for you. I love it when licensing says they don't need to have their levels raised when they are simply not sleeping. You try being functional on 45 minutes of sleep at a time. Yikes, our little guy used to wake up 22 times a night, probably more, but that was what I remembered to log. Hope you get some sleep:)