Wednesday, January 13, 2010

No sleep...

The babies, especially Eli, seem to be reverting back to their early days where evenings and bed time are a nightmare. I don't know if this is related to travel, the three hour time change that we're working on correcting or some other factor but it's enough to make Marcus and I lose our minds.

The babies used to go to bed at 6. We would do their night time routine and then see them in 8-12 hours. Now, Eli falls alseep for 30 minutes and wakes up screaming (usually with his eyes closed). We'll rock him, shush, lay him back down and repeat and repeat and repeat. Until, his screaming wakes up his sister and then we have two awake screaming babies. This happens for several hours.

Then we'll get him calmed down he'll sleep for another hour to thirty minutes and we start the whole thing again. I have no idea what to do. Marcus and I are not dealing with this set back very gracefully to say the least. We're both exhausted and frustrated and taking it out on each other.

Now that I've started my semester, I already have homework I haven't been able to attend to it until after ten when I'm physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. Marcus has been home with them more now than ever, which as much as he enjoys it takes a toll (his semester doesn't start for two more weeks) and we're both still re-adjusting from traveling too and it's not a pretty sight for any of us.

Hopefully, this regression will be short lived for all of our sakes. Poor Emerson needs her brother to stop waking her up (and trust me it takes a lot to wake this girl up, Eli is screaming at the top of his lungs). Marcus and I need the quiet of the evenings so we can do our work and actually talk to each other without one of us holding a screaming child and we all just need some sleep.

2 comments:

Becks said...

Ug, our baby did that. In the end, we just had to go with the CIO because it was the only thing that worked.

~Jess said...

I hope it is short lived...for all your sakes. Sleep is good, sleep is your friend (this is what I tell A).