Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I haven't been able to sleep...

for about and week and it's making me go crazy. It's awful. I can't seem to quiet my mind enough to allow me to sleep even though I'm exhausted. On Monday I finally fell asleep around 6:30 in the morning so essentially no sleep. Then on Tuesday I decided around midnight to take a tylenol PM because I needed sleep. (This is what my doctor recommends). Well even this didn't help. All it did was give me that loopy, foggy head, feeling, which made the inability to fall asleep even worse.

Last night Eli woke up around 2:30am crying (this is a pretty common occurrence). He usually cries for a few minutes and then quiets but he didn't last night, and since I was already awake I went to check on him. As soon as he saw me he stopped crying. So I left the room and he started crying hysterically so I went back again and immediately he stopped.

So I decided that since I couldn't sleep anyways I would just lay next to his crib until he fell back asleep. He's a funny boy though because even though he was exhausted and barely keeping his eyes open he was still playing "jokes" on me. Putting his hand out for me to grab, and then pulling it away before I could grab it. Each time he did this he got a small smile on his face as his eyes drooped.

I have no idea what the issue is or why he wakes up so often in the night. I wonder if he's having a bad dream. I also discovered just how restless of a sleeper Emmy is when I was laying in their room. I knew she moved a lot because she's never in the same position, but she tosses and turns and slams into her crib. All with piggy in her arms. I fear that when we switch her to a toddler bed she'll fall out.

I have always been amazing though that in their 27 months of life they have never woken the other up from crying. They can each sleep through each others disturbances it's truly a mystery to me.

Here's hoping for some sleep tonight.

1 comment:

~Jess said...

I hope you get some sleep too. I know we're a bit deprived in this house too.

Maybe it's Emmy's tossing that's waking Eli up...believe the sleep and waking each other up thing has me concerned for the future.