It has been a testing week and I am going to say it knowing that there will be people who will disagree with me, but there is no such thing as sleep deprivation until you have become a parent. This is from someone who has suffered all her life with insomnia and have never been a good sleeper.
I suppose I should be adding this to my The Parenting Adventures page, but as this is Friday and I am sharing my world on my blog, well this was a huge point of my week, trying to do all I can to help Henry clear his cold. It must be so confusing and uncomfortable to them at that age, as I am sure they are like, "why is this thing they call a nose bothering me it isn't doing what it supposed to?" "What is this all about?".
As soon as my hubby and I put our heads on our pillows last night, a minute after turning the light out our son wakes up and cries. I am like "What but he was soundos he looked very settled", he wakes up jumping up and down in his cot.
We take him out of the cot into our room to sit on our bed to calm down and now he is all smiles. I am like "What you little devil, I love you but you are trying new tricks to get us up so you don't have to go to bed".
It did really get at me, I was like "I don't believe I fell for it" I mean I think he generally wanted a cuddle and some comfort but it was the way he grinned when he was up in our room as if to say "Yes I woke them up and now I am watching TV in bed like they are, its about time", as if he had pulled a prank that had worked. All I am thinking is "Why can't I get bedtime sussed out?" I thought we had, ok so the ritual we had did go a bit out of contents but we still follow more or less the same pattern. Thankfully YouTube lullabies on my phone were at the ready and instantly my son was settled and ready to go back to sleep, as so were we.
2am: He is awake again and making like a raspberry sound, which is his way of trying to clear his nose and can hear he is getting upset. My husband is happily in snooze land, so I go into his room and try to give him his inhaler, he wasn't interested, I give him his water, wasn't interested, then gave him some Calpol, finally he was happy to receive this. I think he has worked out from his eyes that whatever that is mummy gives in me by spoon can help him. I don't always like to give this to him as it is medicine still and I don't believe it should be over used, but it is there as a last resort.
In any case it is important to me that Henry gets a good night's sleep so trying to help him get back I turn off his radio and put on lullabies on YouTube again and once again he was a sleep. He was still sleeping up until about 6:45am this morning, which is late for him and I was dead to the world, took me forever to come round into wake up mode.
However I still have started to complete my To Do list, doing some bits last night helped give me a kick start and did my run, have some breakfast and now catching up on more bits before picking up Henry from Nursery.
I am looking forward to my weekend off next week and then soon be off to Poole celebrating my 10 year anniversary next month. I will be posting more on my 10 Year Anniversary page this coming week, and posting more videos.
Have a good Friday everyone and weekend,
See all next week.
Many thanks for reading,