The last few weeks have been a bit of a challenge. Unlike my pregnancy with Eva, where I was just tired but relatively normal aside from that, this time I find myself nauseated almost every day on top of the fatigue. Mid afternoon is the worst time, mainly because I'm in the car for so long. The car seems to be the worst provoker of nausea. I feel awful because by the time I'm done driving the loop to pick up Evalee, I feel so awful all I can do is sit and concentrate on breathing slowly so I don't vomit. Thus, Evalee has been watching a lot of Cat in the Hat and Curious George. I know it's not the end of the world that she's watching more T.V. lately, but it still just makes me feel like a lazy parent. Poor Travis gets home and I'm usually feeling pretty cranky after a few hours of blech.
On top of this, Evalee has reverted back to not sleeping well. It's very frustrating because we have no idea what has sparked this. But often, 7 of the last 10 nights, she has woken up, come to the gate, and yelled and screamed for one of us to come into her room. One of us does and checks to make sure she's not sick or hurt, tucks her back in, soothes her a bit, and heads out again. Immediately, before I can even make it back into bed, she's back up out of bed and yelling again. It's not a yell indicating pain or fear, but just one wanting our attention. As soon as we turn the corner, she runs to her rocking chair and pats it, begging for us to hold her and sit a while.Or worse, she'll try to get you to lay with her in her tiny little bed. We've resisted. We've ignored her. We've made her cry it out. It doesn't seem to help night after night. She's such a stubborn child, it often takes nearly 2 hours of yelling before she finally gives up.
All of this in combination has caused lots of sleep deprivation, frustration, and crankiness in the Kershaw household over the course of the last few weeks. I really hope things settle down soon because right now we feel like we're just fighting to get from day to day. I know things will be rough once this baby is born and nighttime feedings will be a constant presence in my life, but I'm (perhaps naively) hoping the fact that I won't be going to work will help with that.All I know is spring break (and the end of May, for that matter) can't get here soon enough!
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