Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wherein I use the word “sucks” a lot

This is a big ol’ woe-is-me post. Be warned.

I have a couple of great posts in the pipeline, just waiting for me to get it together to post them. So why am I not posting them now? Because during their morning nap, M and B granted me enough time to pee and change my pants (but not my shirt). Yeah, naps are sucking more and more. I think (partially channelling Moxie) that we’re at a developmental spurt (there’s one at 29 weeks, right?) plus they have a cold, plus maybe teething? All together and it sucks. Not that naps have been great, well, ever. But now even nighttimes suck. Talk about a sleep regression. I think I was up more than I was down last night - all with M. She’s sick. And won’t sleep except if I nurse her. Which is the one sleep habit we’ve been trying to break, at least for naps and such. (I still nurse her most times she wakes at night - or lately, every time since I have no energy for anything else.) Plus J is back to working like a normal person (instead of working part time from home) and yesterday worked from 8am to about 4, then had to cover for someone in the evening. So I did the dinner/bath/bedtime thing alone for the first time. And it took forever to get M to settle. And again a few hours later. And several times overnight. Did I mention this sucks?

So those other fabulous posts? They’ll have to wait until I have time to change my shirt. (I’m not even getting my hopes up for a shower, though J would probably appreciate a less-smelly wife.)


  1. I'm so sorry. I know how tough those nights/days are. It's so hard to feel like things are going backwards. And I hear you on the nursing them to sleep. For me, there's always the right decision for the long run and the right decision in the moment (what will get me to sleep sooner). And the moment usually wins -- my daughter goes to sleep best if I nurse and nurse and nurse her at bed time, sometimes 1 1/2 hours, but then she sleeps well and for a long time.

    Brave to have your first dinner/bath/bed alone. I've yet to try it and it terrifies me. Don't know how other twin moms do it all the time.

    Hope everyone's well and sleeping soundly soon.

  2. So sorry, my dear. Sounds so very rough on you. Wishing you (and M and B) some deep, deep sleep tonight. The world is so much brighter when you've slept.

    Much love,

  3. Big hugs to you Cass. Sounds like the cold/teething combo has got them all kinds of messed up. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!

  4. I'm so sorry, sweetie. Sick + teeth do a number on everyone. Hope you get some good rest soon!

  5. I feel your pain. Naps are sucking wind, big time, over here too. Night sleep is all over the board. The lack of consistency drives me nuts. I feel like I'd be better able to deal if I knew what to expect, if that makes any sense.

    Hang in there. This too shall pass.

  6. Ugg. Sleep regressions are just so awful. Throw a little sickness in for good measure and you have a prescription for misery. I finally just started co-sleeping with the last regression, and it took a little getting used to, but it did make my life a little less sleep-deprived. I hope things get better and you find a solution to your sleep woes that works for you.


  7. Hang in there--I found naps didn't really even out and become consistent until somewhere between the first and second year. And we still have one twin keep the other one awake a lot of the time.

    It is so hard when they're little.