So, due to the teething issue, sleep has once again become hard to come by. When I go in to see why he is crying, he is vigorously shaking his head back and forth (much like in the video we just posted). Poor thing!
I think it was easier to deal with not sleeping when I was expecting to not sleep. Since I became accustomed to only waking up once or twice a night (and for only a short while when I did get up) it is hard to go back.
I think that it is also because I have been living in the land of "shoulds" instead of the land of reality. The baby should begin to sleep through the night. The baby should take about 3 naps a day. He should be able to do x,y, and z. When Luke can't or won't do something, I begin to have self doubts.
In the Orthodox Church, we fast on Fridays and during the penitential seasons from certain foods and in the amount of food consumed. I have not been able to fast much because of Luke. But, I have been fasting from an uninterrupted, decent night's sleep for 5 months. I have a friend who worked nights for a while and said that she tried to pray and see each night as an all night vigil. Well, maybe I will work towards that- I am certainly not there now! :)
Also, the DMV sent me a flyer saying that they had some trouble processing my license, asking me to kindly come down again so that they could try to process it again. (Great...) So, I will drag my sleep-deprived self and the wee one down to the DMV after our morning nap.