Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bye Bye Sleep

WARNING: If you are in a bad place right know, and you know what I mean by that, then I HIGHLY suggest you don't read any further. I am about to complain BIG TIME.

I knew going into motherhood that what would be the hardest on me would be the lack of sleep. I just don't do well without 8 hours of sleep a night. If I pulled and all nighter in high school or college I made sure I could sleep extra long the next night. People who can get by on just 6 hours of sleep amaze me, not that I want to be like them, but sometimes being able to function on 6 hours of sleep would be nice.

For the last 3 weeks Riley has been regressing in his sleeping patterns. IT SUCKS. Yes he has had some good nights which I am so thankful for but many nights he is imposable to put down unless fully asleep and then he wakes 2 hours later. It has been very very hard on both R and I, but particularly me since he wants to nurse back to sleep.

I am exhausted, tired, grumpy and worst of all my relationship with R is suffering. I am thankful he is understanding and so helpful at night but lets be honest how much of my bitching can the man take? I am sure he is at his limit.

I want so badly to have a full night sleep or omg dare I say it 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That would be blissful!


Meant to be a mom said...

I hope your little guy starts to get back to his good sleep patterns.
I know what you mean. Lack of sleep can drive a person crazy. I literally get physically ill when I don't get enough. I don't know how I'll handle it when my little guy comes?

shiner said...

Totally understandable! I am with you - my 5 week old is the same way and with reflux to boot. I may have to eliminate dairy from my diet like you did. In my opinion, no one ever "gets used" to sleep deprivation. I am soooooooo grateful to be a mother and I love her more than anything on this planet but I know what you mean about the's just hard. Hope it gets better for you soon:o>

ggop said...

Ariella - your situation is pretty difficult. If he can take a bottle, I highly encourage pumping your milk for the night feed. But sounds like little R wants the comfort of nursing.

In any case unless your husband is willing to feed the bottle, you have to be up. I know my solution does not address the sleep deprivation.