Saturday, November 15, 2008

Enduring all of this.

So we have taken a tiny, micro step in a good direction as far as sleeping at night. Now Alex only cries 5 out of 7 nights. It has almost been 2 months since my little man who slept 10 long straight hours at night left me, and was replaced with a little man who cries, sometimes until he vomits, sometimes until he goes back to sleep, sometimes if we pat him, and sometimes he is up ever hour. This has become the normal, we are sadly used to it, but it really adds to the pressure of our regular routine. Without adequate sleep I endure my days, I endure my nights, which means I am enduring my life.
Its 9:53 at night and he has been crying for 20 minutes straight.............

9 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I sure hope that Alex goes to sleep soon. We have slept for 8 hours straight a couple times this week - it's almost unheard of! I will have my Peanut send a memo to Alex. We mommas need sleep, or it's SO hard to be momma!

Shari said...

Oh Jessica! Being tired is so so hard! I hope he gets to sleeping more nights than two for sure. I pray that happens soon! There has to be an end in sight to it. Hang in there!

Corie said...

Praying for you tonight and beyond!

ChelleyD said...

Oh my Sister, I feel your pain. Wish I could help, but I'll do what I can which is pray. Hang in there.

Finding Normal said...

Teething? Ears? Any docs offer ideas?
That has to just be awful. I'm sorry. :(

Marissa said...

So sorry you have to endure this on top of everything else. Sleeping problems are definitely hard. When Marissa turned 1 it was like someone flicked a switch and she stopped sleeping well.

It is so hard when you want to LIVE your life but instead feel like you are just existing.

Hang in there,

Alicia

Cathy said...

Jessica, I am sorry you are going through this. Yes, we must have our sleep to get through our days. The days can be so hard that without the rest it can be almost impossible, esp. for a long period of time. Have they ruled out his ears?? I knew you said he had cut teeth. Praying that you will get more sleepy nights than waking nights very soon.

angie said...

Dear Alex,
Please go to sleep and sleep for a long long time. Your Mama needs to feel refreshed to be the very best mama that she can be to you and your brothers. My mama's hair stands on end and she repeats crazy sayings over and over and over again when we make her lose sleep. It's not pretty!

Love,
Emma:)

nola said...

I am so sorry that sleep is evading you and Alex. I am praying for both of you to begin sleeping at night again. I pray God will take care of whatever is troubling Alex and allow him some good sleep. At this age there are so many things that disturb sleep for our little ones. It is just a guessing game we all have to play. I pray for God's wisdom for you as you seek to find a solution. The bible says that God gives sweet sleep to His children - so I am praying for that sweet sleep to come and soon.