Sunday, September 28, 2008

dragging

So so tired. After D's 2am wake-up last night I couldn't get back to sleep. At 3 I got up to drink and eat something, discovered I had a nasty headache but couldn't find any medication in our apartment that's suitable for a nursing mother to take. Thankfully D went back to sleep for another couple hours after his 4:30am wake-up, and Zach let me sleep in an extra bit, but I still woke up feeling crappy as ever. After eating a bit more and drinking a bunch of water and some tea (and finding some ibuprofen stashed away somewhere), I felt a bit better. My theory is that the California dry heat kicked my butt in its silent way it has, and I haven't been drinking enough water to make up for it. Eventually we made it out the door for a quick farmers market round-up, and then in the afternoon we headed over to Cy and Jewels' to see Sophia again, take a walk around the neighborhood, and show them where our future home is.

I felt pretty good all day long, though after a long-ish walk and the less-than-stellar sleep last night (when, when was the last time I got stellar sleep again?), as we drove back home this evening the exhaustion hit me once again. Zach cooked dinner while I managed to get the kid fed, bathed, and down to sleep, and methinks after dinner I'll be hitting the sack.

Tomorrow is D's pediatrician appointment. I'm going in with about a book's worth of questions. I've been feeling at a bit of a loss lately, not sure what to think about his weight gain or feeding habits or how I should be handling all the night wakings, etc. I realized the other night that our room here is pretty bright at night, and thus I wondered whether this might be interfering with D's sleep. So tonight we're trying an experiment-- with no way to string up any sort of sheet or curtain, we bought aluminum foil and scotch tape instead and foiled the entire bedroom window. Far-fetched? Maybe. Solution sworn by moms all over the internet to help improve their baby's sleep? Certainly. Will it work for our kid, who seems to be firmly against conventional solutions? That's the $1,000,000 question.

2 comments:

  1. My nine month old daughter still wakes up at night too. I long for a full night's sleep after almost a year. She's getting better - a month ago for 2 weeks she was getting up 4 times a night. Now it's down to once or twice. Friends tell me to hang in there, that it will all work out. I'm looking forward to when it all falls into place.

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  2. The fact that you're trying a drunken-frat-boy solution ups the chances of D going for it...

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