Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sleep Regress + DMV

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.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sorry.

Have you tried those all natural teething pills yet? They have always worked really well for Miss Scarlett.

Bethany said...

We used to dip our fingers in brandy and rub them on Clara's gums when she was in a lot of pain. It seemed to help at least for a little while. But, yes, the sleepless nights did revisit themselves periodically during teething times, or sick times. Those times are hard for baby and mommy.