Sleep issues! Wherein we discuss how I can possibly get more sleep and take a look at what a severe lack of sleep can do to you.
You would think that I would be used to sleepless nights by now. I'm on my second baby, second bad sleeper. But no, not used to it, at all. Especially when I had a night that trumps every night, including the Elijah newborn nights. See, I didn't realize how spoiled I was, even though we had plenty of crazy, sleepless nights with Elijah, seriously, nothing like last night. Ever. Sophia wins the prize.
Wait? Is this even coherent? Probably not. Wanna know why? I think I got about two hours of sleep last night, in several fifteen minute segments. Fun stuff. I mentioned yesterday that Sophia had come down the cold that Elijah and I already had. Well, she seemed to get the worst of it. She woke up around three in the afternoon burning up, she had a fever of 103. I gave her some Tylenol and she was fine. She went to bed around the usual time of 7:30 and went right to sleep, no problem. I was seriously planning on going to bed at eight myself, because I was not feeling so good. But she was up at eight, burning up again. So we gave her more Tylenol, a cold rag for her head and sippy full of water and her fever went down again. But she wouldn't go back to sleep. I guess the congestion had set in pretty bad, which is difficult when your baby is a paci baby.
So, basically Matthew and I took turns trying to put her to sleep, none of which worked, ever. She would sleep fifteen minutes in her crib and then wake up screaming. Fifteen minutes in our bed and then wake up screaming. I don't know who was more miserable us or her. The only good news is that Elijah officially sleeps like a rock, since none of this even woke him up.
She seems a teeny bit better today, though still not sleeping much at all. If it wasn't for the two large cups of coffee I already had I'd be dead on my feet. Yeah, I'm still sick too, but that's the least of my worries. Elijah is already mostly better, so I'm hoping she bounces back as quickly as he did.