Friday, September 18, 2009

Running on Empty

I got a total of about 1.5 hours of sleep last night and that was not necessarily consecutive. I am simply exhausted today! Micah is much more quiet than his brother was as a newborn, but his days and nights are definitely still messed up and he is giving me just as much of a run for my money at night. All night long it was a constant need to nurse, change his diaper, nurse again.....and then he would get the hiccups and fuss for a while until it was time to nurse again! He just would not sleep! It didn't matter if I put him in his swing or if I held him in my arms or on my chest. He gets the hiccups terribly and they just keep going for what seems like forever and there's no way he can sleep during those. Oy.

Oh, and to make things even more fun....Isaiah has once again proved that he is no dummy. He now waits until I am nursing Micah to misbehave! Yup, that little dickens will wait until Mommy has the baby over her lap and sitting on the couch to start messing with the swing, disappearing into the kitchen (and possibly opening the garbage can), climbing on his chair, grabbing for the remotes or phone, etc. Just one more thing that is really frustrating this strung out Mom. I keep repeating the mantra that got me through the tough moments with Isaiah: "This is only temporary."

It helps, but only for a moment until I catch Isaiah digging in the dog's food bowl.

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