9.05.2008

So Tired

The baby spent the night waking up every hour on the hour. I am exhausted. As I prop my eyes open long enough to execute some necessary household and motherly tasks, I've been contemplating how I might persuade him to sleep a tiny bit more peacefully this evening. I'm not convinced that reflux is the culprit at this point. Has he been trained by past pain to wake so often? Should I stay in his room and try to sooth him without lifting him from his crib? Do I have the energy for that when I have to run 11 miles tomorrow morning?  It is a conundrum. One which my mind seems unable to focus on for more than a few moments before slipping into thoughts of soft pillows and smooth sheets. So I'll figure it out later. After a nap.
{image via Toast}

6 comments:

R-E said...

hi melancholy smile, i'm ariana and i just found your blog this week and i love it. i feel like we have so much in common! its nice to find. i struggle with depression, love fashion, and am training for a marathon. anyway, i've added you to my blog roll! hope you don't mind too much.

S p y G l a s S said...

i'm jealous of your popularity.

marcee said...

How do we mothers function on so little sleep? I guess that is why we don't function all that well some days. My little guy spent two nights in a row last week SCREAMING intermittently all night long. I held him all night long in my bed and got zero sleep as he cried and switched back and forth from one side to the other. After two nights of this he had two teeth pop through!

Mindy said...

Hi! I, also found you through Jane's blog. I loved the video you did!!! Very warming to my soul. I've added you to my blog list...hope that's OK. - Mindy

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

Read "Why is my baby Crying". I think that is the title. It is ancient...not sure where you can find it, but it saved me. My little guy was eating and crying all through the night. And I do NOT do well with no sleep. Good luck to you! Maybe you can skip the run, or at least cut back. I am lucky if I can put one foot in front of another after a bad night, let alone RUN! Just take it easy. :)

Karen said...

Hi,
I am glad someone like you has the courage to admit that things are not always "rosy"
I too have issue dealing with depression, always have, for as long as I can remember and I can clearly see how it runs through my entire family. This generation just seems more willing to admit to it, accept it & deal with it.
I have 3 kids. A 10 year old, a two year old and a one year old. Our last baby was a surprise and came 15 months to the day after our two year old was born. I had many dark days of crying and frustration. I describe where I am now as my "coming out of the darkness" period. Things are getting easier, somewhat, but I still have difficult days. I think we all do. Lots of folks just don't talk about it. No sense in trying to be superwoman.
As far as being tired, something interesting happened to me. I think I actually came full circle, and, as crazy as it sounds, I was so tired that I am not tired anymore. I know, I know, what in the world am I talking about??? I just got to the point where I could function on the little or no sleep I was getting. And I had NEVER been like this in my whole life! I have always been the person who needed 8 or more hours. I think honestly God just stepped in and saved me. Otherwise I don't know that I would have made it.
So, this is my longwinded way of saying that "Hey, you're not alone...there are more of us out here"
And now my kids are screaming to be fed!
I hope you have a great day.

Karen
www.lulufish.com
www.piperstarr.blogspot.com

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