I remember when the idea of getting to go to bed an hour later and ‘getting that hour back was super exciting…back in the pre-children days when I could also sleep as late as I wanted on a Sunday morning.
Now, all I can think is “Ugh, I really hope my kids don’t both wake me up at 4 or 5 am!” On the bright side, though, they could really do that any other day for no apparent reason…so at least if they do it tomorrow morning, I can blame it on the clocks 😉
Throw into the mix the strange weather that we've been having in New York (75 degrees in late October!) and the germs are just flying back and forth between my 4 year old son and 18 month old daughter.
My daughter had a cold a couple of weeks ago, my son missed most of this week of school and then, last night, my daughter started coughing.
She basically needed to be held or comforted on and off all night.
I took the first really long shift, my husband took over for a bit in the middle and then I was up again. I'm generally not complaining because I know my husband helps out more than most other dads that I know…but, man, I was so tired by morning that I couldn't feel my face.
My 3.5 year old took forever (or what seemed like forever) to sleep through the night, and an eon longer than that to start going to sleep without being held or having his back patted. Once we finally had him on track, he was hospitalized for his asthma, which sent us back to square one.
My 1 yr old hates to sleep. She is so super alert all of the time that it is near impossible to get her to sleep during the day or at night…in fact, we have all but resigned ourselves to letter her nurse, be rocked or pushed in the stroller until one of those 3 no longer works. I'm a big believer in the methods of The Baby Whisperer (Tracy Hogg) but, with a second child and no nanny I've been more going with the flow out of necessity this time around.