It's bad when you day dream about taking a nap. Really bad.

We don’t know what is causing it, but Gabbie has been sleeping horribly for almost a week now. She doesn’t seem to be teething, she made it through the transition to the toddler room at daycare and has settled in there pretty well, even making an easy switch to one nap a day. We’re seriously at a loss as to what is going on. But she’s really not sleeping, which doesn’t make it easy to pull together the brain power that is a necessity for me this week at work.

Just for example, on Monday morning she woke up at 4:30. I had stayed up late finishing a good book, so waking up at 4:30 netted me about 4 ½ hours of sleep, definitely less than the 8 I strongly prefer and have gotten used to again lately. When it became clear that she wasn’t going back to sleep, I turned on the TV and put on Sesame Street for her to watch while I snoozed. I really didn’t get any additional sleep though, and all day Monday I was a complete zombie, doing only whatever basic functions were needed to get me through the day. I was so worthless that I went to the grocery store to get stuff for dinner – we were having tacos – and I forgot beef and tortillas. Kind of essential ingredients for our tacos.

That night was somewhat better, but then last night was a mess again. She was up from 12:30 to 2:30. Aaron and I each took an hour, and finally she crashed hard. Interrupted sleep is in no way good sleep, though, and I’m a mess again today. I forgot my purse at home, and didn’t really think much of it, but that’s where my birth control resides, so I’m going to have to run home at lunch to get it. I also forgot to eat breakfast this morning, so that’s always helpful. So here it is, 11:15, and I’m counting the minutes till I get to leave for lunch. Here’s hoping the day only goes up from here. And that she finally sleeps tonight. I really, really like the sleep that she’s allowed me lately. No fair reneging!


Cassie said...
September 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Andrew went through the exact same thing a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure his was related to teething, but really, God knows. It could have been anything. He was waking up quite a few times a night there for a while, which frequently reduced me to tears since I want to sleep now while I CAN.

I hope she sleeps much, MUCH better for you tonight!!

Anonymous said...
September 16, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Growth spurt, maybe?

I think the child not sleeping well after you have finally gotten used to sleeping through the night again is particularly cruel. It's like the kid wants to just jerk you around and make sure you still know who's in charge. & it isn't you.

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