Friday, January 15, 2010

Thank God for Coffee

For two nights in a row now, I have had very little sleep. Micah is waking up constantly throughout the night, so I am getting up several times every hour. Most of the time, I just give him his pacifier and I can go back to bed for a solid 20 minutes or so, but I have had to feed him in the 4:00 hour the past two nights. This morning, he stayed wide awake after that feeding and was happy as a clam as he made a special present for Mommy in his diaper. Oh, and Isaiah has woken up twice each night as well.

What is going on with my kids? Have they teamed up in a diabolical plot to make Mommy sleep deprived and super crabby? If's working. It figures they would pull this stunt when I went back to teaching.

Actually, I suspect Micah might have an ear infection. He has wanted to sleep on his left side these past couple nights and I noticed he was pawing at his left ear quite a bit as he was fighting sleep in the wee hours this morning. I asked the babysitter to keep an eye on it for me today and let me know if she sees him continuing to do that.

As for Isaiah....I don't know. Maybe he's having nightmares again or maybe he's just waking up and getting scared. No clue. The good news is that it doesn't take much to get him back to sleep. A minute or two of rocking in the chair calms him down enough to put him back to bed.

I just know that if I don't start getting some better sleep soon, we are not going to have a happy household. Zombies don't make very good wives and mothers.

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