Thursday, October 2, 2008

SLeeP DePriVaTion...

oh my gosh... i seriously don't think i've had one, FULL night's sleep since nathaniel was born, though not all of it is his fault... i have the terrible habit of staying awake until the ungodly hours of the morning... but dang, would it kill the kid to sleep past 5am?????? and when he wakes up, it's not like i can feed him, and put him back to sleep in his crib, OH NO! he eats, then is on the go! he won't play in his crib, just scream... he won't lay in his swing and fall asleep, just starts turning in circles and ends up climbing out (yes, i'm serious... 6 month old dare devil on my hands here... he seriously turns around in his travel swing- that is very low to the ground- and slides out to the floor)... he won't play in his jumper, maybe for 5-10min. but then he wants out and LETS YOU KNOW IT!!!! He wants to be on the floor exploring!!!!! which, i can't just fall asleep and let him do! there are things he can get into... so i get up at 5am (after only about 2-5 hours of sleep) and have to sit up and keep an eye on him until he gets tired and needs his early morning nap... then i am finally able to get a nap too! but this is a problem on a day like today... i have MOPS at 9:30am... but i need to be there ahead of time, and i have to shower and get dressed... so i have to start getting around at about 8am... and THATS about the time nathaniel decides to chill and take a little nap! UGH!!!!! plus i'm sick... or something... i've had a headache for about 5 days straight, and i've been having dizzy, lightheaded spells, and also been a little queasy... which i fully intend on asking my doctor about on tuesday.

but anyway... i love being a mom, but i would REALLY love being a mom if it included even 6 hours of solid, deep sleep... which i think i'll MAKE happen this weekend. It's my birthday on sat. anyway... so justin can dang-well get up and take care of nathaniel! HA!!! I know he will anyway... he's sweet like that. ;) Well, nathaniel is actually fussing now, so maybe he's ready for a nap EARLY!!!!!! :D

5 comments:

Britt said...

Ugh, I feel ya! I fell in love with KayLynn's toddler bed after I had Viv .. I'd slide that puppy in front of her door, and then drift off into a light sleep while they played in the safety of the one totally childproof room.

Before the toddler bed, I was a bleary eyed mess .. if I wasn't falling asleep on the couch only to wake up and find KayLynn nibbling on dvd's. *sigh*

Ashley said...

if i lived closer i would be more than willing to give you a break, but since i'm not I will pray for you! i hope you have a great birthday!

God\'s Gentle Nurturer said...

Aww! I just found your blog (through Breanna)... I too have lost quite a bit of sleep (my son is two months in just FIVE days... he's growing so fast!). He's sleeping more, but at odd hours. I am up at about 4 every morning and get to bed about 10-11 depending on when he decides to pass out. :) Easier said than done, but enjoy it (yes... I said ENJOY the sleep deprivation HAHA)... they grow so fast and then you wonder how your baby is FOUR YEARS OLD (my oldest daughter is 4 and my youngest daughter is 2)... sleep deprivation - it's worth it!! :D I'll be trusting Psalm 4:8 for you. Find peace and sleep. God bless! And I'm excited to have found your blog!

Anna Mae said...

thanks ladies... :) you all rock for giving me such great encouragement... and i know what you mean, GGN about needing to enjoy it! i do... most of the time! i cannot believe how fast just these past 6 months have gone!!!! i cannot imagine what it will be like through the rest of his life!!! and welcome to my blog! LOVE finding new friends!

breanna said...

hang time anna! it gets better (somedays; last night was horrible for me!) but you know this, god always provides! : ) be sure and ask for a nap from justin when you need one. i know we got good guys and LOVE to help out, but they can't read our mind (i do expect mine to most times though) so tell him when you need him to take over for 30 min! : ) HUGS to you! you are a GOOD momma!!!