Monday, January 24, 2011

And the sleep deprivation continues....

Ack, I'm tired.  I'm not sure if it's the lack of light, because I stopped taking my Rhodiola, or because I can't sleep because I have to play musical beds all night.

I start out by needing to sit with the oldest, Kenzie until she falls asleep.  She has developed a fear of her bedroom over the last year  and refuses to sleep alone. I've tried letting her cry it out at age 6 but she seems so genuinely fearful that I'm sitting with her and hoping this too will pass.

So anyway, after she falls asleep around 8 or 830 I continue with my night until 11 or so when I go to bed.  I am usually woken by Kenzie between 130-230 am when she wakes up and finds herself alone, gets scared and calls for me.  I go into her bed for a while until Zac wakes up somewhere between 3 and 4.  He too refuses to sleep alone, stating he is scared of his bed.  I crawl into bed with him until his brother wakes between 5 and 530 wanting to get up for the day.  After some high stakes negotiations, Marcus is settled back into his bed and I try to go back to my own.  Sometimes I make it and sometimes Kenzie wakes AGAIN and I have to go back in with her.    This happens EVERY NIGHT.

Luckily I have learned to survive on very little sleep during basic training, back when the twins were infants and woke every two hours until they were 14 months old.  I would like to have hope that this will pass but considering Mackenzie is sleeping worse now than than any other time in her life, I'm not optimistic.

I would usually try to insert something funny here, but my funny is tired today too, so just carry on, go about your business... nothing to see here....

4 comments:

  1. Maybe you should all just get a giant kingsize bed and start off in it altogether. Then you could at least sleep in one spot? S. also hates her bed lately and has been waking up a bit more than usual. Maybe with her and the twins it is a stage? Fingers crossed!!!

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