Saturday, November 24, 2007

Weekends = Rest, Right?

In my pre-mommy days, I could find time for a nap or sleep in until noon if I was exhausted.


Now I just get sleep when I can. Last night Tree Faerie was up every 45 minutes again. The culprit? I'm sure it was Tooth #2. That's right, Tooth #2 is taking it's own sweet time. It broke the surface a week or two ago and has SLOWLY been working it's way up.

Okay, so maybe it stopped. I don't know. I can't see any other tooth appearing, and that one is just BARELY above the surface.

Anyway, did I think to myself, It's okay because it's the weekend and I'll be able to get rest later? No, because there are other things that still have to be done while wrangling the child!

I know I complain a lot here about the lack of sleep, and I know that it will get better as she gets older. I also know that when we decide to have another I'll be right back in this cycle.

Who knows? Maybe the next one will know what sleep is...


Monnik said...

Don't count on it... Baby #2 will likely wake up a lot too. Especially if you breast feed. That's my theory - breastfed babies need to eat more often, so they start an early pattern of not sleeping through the night.

It's totally worth the trade off, though. After all, you can sleep when you're dead, right? :)

Heather said...

True, you can sleep when you're dead, but you can't dream about the fabulousness that is Sean Connery. Ooooo, baby!

Yeah, I've gotten used to not sleeping. I can now function on five to six hours as the norm. Now, if I were to get a solid eight or nine for several nights in a row, maybe I would no longer be the murderous, bee-otch I normally am! Woo hoo!

Devin said...

Oh, I'm there with you girl. My baby has tooth #1 and now tooth #2 is giving her (us!) fits. Breastfeeding/teething baby? Sleep? Naaa.