I'm not sure how many weekly wishes I've done at this point. To be honest, I'm not even sure what week it is anymore - my brain is all mushy at the moment (one of my excuses for my absence from blogland last week). You see, I have a 5 month old and she is no longer sleeping through the night.
... No big deal. I've been through this before with my older daughter. In fact, my 2 ½ year old continued to wake up once during the night until a few months ago. Just a few minutes during the night to sing a little lady back to sleep and I'd get to climb back in bed to sleep the rest of the night away… or so I thought.
Turns out, no two kids are the same. Even if they are remarkably similar looking sisters. Winsley has spent the past month waking me up at 11 to eat, 2 in pain from teething, 3 to eat again, 4:30 to show off new skills for an hour or so, and 7 or 8 to eat / wake up. Each time she wakes up, I am up from 30 minutes to an hour feeding her / getting the tylenol / soothing her back to sleep. And because of her no-napping older sister, I no longer have the luxury of 'sleeping when the baby sleeps' as all of the baby books will advise.
I have been walking around in a foggy monotonous mess for the past month. Just doing enough to get through the day and pining for a night of uninterrupted sleep. My husband will agree that I have not been fun to live with, although he is surely suffering from the same sleep deprivation that I am at this point.
I love that my littlest girl is growing + learning and I fully appreciate her need to start the day at 4 am with an hour long practice session of baby crawling 101, but I NEED SLEEP! Let's hope my little one reads my blog because my Weekly Wish this week all depends on her… Sleep! I need it.
Would it be weird to hire a babysitter during the day while I'm upstairs taking a nap? Just kidding - maybe. But it would be a little weird, right?