Friday, May 27, 2011

Teaming Up

The babies, that is. They have decided that sleep is really not necessary for mommy and daddy. Addison just won't go to bed until between 11pm and 12am. She naps and fusses on and off all evening until she finally goes to bed for the night. I hope this ends soon, as my comfortable bed time is closer to 9pm! But there seems to be no end in sight. Addison then gets up between 4 and 5am to eat, and is pretty restless after that. I nurse her in bed and once she's done, we just go to sleep, but she tosses and turns A LOT, so it's never deep sleep. Then....Jackson (who used to get up between 8 and 8:30am) has now decided that wake up time is around 6:30am. He no longer wakes up and plays happily in there to allow me a few more sweet minutes of sleep. Oh no, it is now screaming non-stop until I go in to rescue him. The only reason I can think of that he is doing this is that he wakes up poopy - he used to be poopy before and didn't care, but his poops have become really nasty and probably uncomfortable for him (sorry if TMI!).

I have no idea how much longer I can go on with 6 or so broken hours of sleep a night. I admire those moms who have kid after kid and just suck it up. But, the lack of sleep is enough for me to say - no more kids for us! Between the two of them, I feel like I am the walking dead most days. And to add to it, Jackson has been beyond grumpy most days, refusing to nap longer than 30-45 minutes (as opposed to his beautiful 1.5 hour naps he normally would take), and is just all around being difficult. Which means he wants our attention every waking moment. The pen is awesome...except he refuses to play in it without us. Which kind of defeats the purpose.

So, all that said, you might wonder how we are getting any packing done. Believe me, it's not easy. This is what we have resorted to....

As if packing wasn't hard enough. Like I said, they have teamed up against us - and they are winning!


  1. I am pretty sure that is going to be my hubby and I as we unpack (we are moving to Tucson, AZ) :-)

    I hope the sleep issues get better soon! Moving is stressful enough without being sleep deprived.

  2. You guys look so tired! (((HUGS)))

    When you are packing, just chant, "Its just a phase... its just a phase..."

  3. Oh wow, that sounds tough. I know I am just a bad person if I have less than 7 hours sleep.
    Good luck with the move!

  4. I am so sorry. I know how tough this is with one kid - two would kill me. I am now at 5 hours per night (at a stretch thank goodness). I do not know how you are packing and moving on top of this. Do you have anyone who can come over to help pack or hold the babies?


  5. I think not getting sleep is going to be THE hardest thing for me when I have a baby!! I know at first you are probably running on happy/excited adrenalin but then after a while (especially with two lil loves!) you'd rather sleep than do pretty much anything else. I wish I could "send" you some sleep!!! :) I know this might sound horrible and Im sure you dont want to be away from them, but is there a friend or family member that can take them for a day or overnight so you guys can just SLEEP? :)

  6. Well, I must admit I'm a teeny bit glad I'm not the only one with a baby who hates to sleep. She has started waking up at 1 am (after staying up late) to stand up and scream in her crib. I'm about to blog about it. It's not pretty.

    But I can't imagine doing this with two. I wish I could help you!!!

  7. That can't be easy. I hope they let you sleep soon. Good luck with the move.