Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nap? I want to sleep at night.

I'm ready to forget about his naps if he'll go back to sleeping at night. Last night he went to bed at 8:20 and got up at... 11:15! PM! Since Jared had gotten like 6 hours of sleep by that point, he got up with him and tried to make him go back to sleep. It didn't work.

Finally, at 3:30AM, we took him out for a drive to get him to fall back asleep. Since Jared got up with him this morning, I'm not sure what time he woke up but I feel like it was way too early.  I really have no idea what to do with him.

We went to the Doctor's office on Monday. It was a big waste of time. He had no advice, and he didn't even want to examine him to see if he was sick. He told me to "look online and read some books" .... as if I hadn't done that already. He also told me he only needs 9 hours of sleep a day. That I should put him into a big boy bed right now. That I should never let him cry for any amount of time. He then referred me to a specialist which has openings in.... 6.5 months! Great! That'll solve all my problems.

 I'm just not dealing with this well. I hate not getting sleep. I need a lot of sleep. The sleep I do get is riddled with nightmares now. I walk around yawning all day and forgetting what I'm doing. I nod off while I'm watching him and he gets into stuff around the house.  I am completely disorganized and way behind everything that I'm supposed to have done. I'm feeling so overwhelmed, and at 3:00AM when he is screaming I just want to scream right back at him.

And you know, if this were all by itself, maybe it would be fine but I'm also supposed to be getting ready for Jared's graduation this weekend and for our wedding in 6 weeks. I can't do it if I can't sleep. I am endlessly and hopelessly behind.

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