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The story of my life

DST only benefits people without kids. If you have little ones it doesn’t matter because u just don’t sleep in anyway.

All day V was clingy – crying each time I left her sight. Then to make matters worse, Z had a short nap. The nice thing was I got to snuggle with and talk to him in our bed. I love that.

Vs teething pains worsened in the late afternoon. Her thumb would be in her mouth as she cried and her body tensed up from the pain. It wasn’t until we put teething gel and gave her Tylenol that she quieted down, even ate a little for dinner.

I’m so exhausted everyday – even though I’m in bed by 8:30pm and asleep by 9:30pm most nights. I don’t get much schoolwork done and I definitely do not have time to exercise. It’s crazy.

All wrapped up

The subject of sleep has always been a sensitive issue for me – especially when it comes to my kids. Z and V haven’t been having restful sleeps lately. Naps for them are always on the short side. V takes 30 min naps at moSt of she is not on me. To make matters worse, teething doesn’t help either.

Speaking of the T-word, I sure hope at least one tooth comes out before our trip so she can have some relief at least. Starting 2 nights ago, she was waking up several times and unable to settle back to sleep. She is irritable and restless – even when she is in bed or in the rocker nursing.

Tonight, she fell asleep at 5:30 pm because she only had a total of 1 hr for sleep and her last one ended at 1:30 pm. So she was exhausted. Plus she didn’t sleep well last night. And this time around the Advil didn’t help at all.

She woke up screaming less than an hour into her sleep. M went to pick her up to rock her and she fell asleep almost immediately but suddenly woke up screaming and inconsolable. V wanted me and so did Z. I felt bad having to stop reading with him because she needed me. Bedtime for Him was also rough because I couldn’t kiss him goodnight.

I brought her into our bed to nurse but she just couldn’t settle. At one point she even rolled over to her belly and started to sit up. She had a confused look on her face. I finally decided to wear her in the wrap to see if she would sleep longer stretches at least.

Now I’m in the tv room watching tv while she sleeps on me. M is outside working on the lawns and will be going to IkEA with Darcy for the midnight madness sale.

Update on the Kids

It’s been a while since I wrote about the kiddies. Z is almost 2 yes and 9 months. V is turning 8 mos in the 24th. Time flies.
Z is now fully potty trained, except at night and for naps. I bought him superhero undies from Old Navy. It’s cute that he chooses which one he wants to wear. “I want to wear Batman. And Lambie, too. (Lambie is a stuffed toy.) Z is learning to be patient with his little sister. Sometimes I catch him giving her kisses and tickling her. So cute.
Z is a very sensitive and intuitive child who loves to interact with people. In fact he’d rather talk to adults than kids. So funny. Once we went over rJ our neighbors after dinner and C was eating peanuts from a bowl what does he do? Stand beside her and eat peanuts, too.
Whenever he sees our neighbor, M, he always says hi loudly and waves to him.
The sleeping in the big bed is working out much better recently. We have Changed the time on his clock to be a half hour earlier to see of it helps him stay in the bed longer. So far, he has been staying in his bed till at least 6 am and then he quietly comes out of his room and tiptoes to ours.
V has been having some really rough nights. Last night was probably one of the worst – she was screaming for pain and unable to settle to sleep. Nothing made her feel better – not even nursing. Naps have been in the wrap with M this weekend and I’m happy for the time to spend with Z.
Tonight we had family over and she just didn’t want to have her last nap. By the time she fell asleep, it was over 5 hrs of wakefulness. Not only was she overtired but she started to feel teething pains as well. Poor girl.
Nursing during the day is far and few in between. They happen mostly before bedtime in her room. It’s hard for her to nurse during the day with all the distractions. She also has been refusing a lot of foods she used to love. Minigo, Gerber puffs, congee and Cheerios. She used to eat these excitedly and now she pushes my hand away or turns her head away. All she wants is to drink cows milk from a straw sippy cup, even water.

Tonight I put her down on her tummy, hoping she’ll sleep better and so far, she has. I also gave a dose of Advil before she fell asleep. She hasn’t had a good nights sleep in so long. I hope a tooth or two comes out soon. She was biting me last night while nursing. V was also doing the popping on and off the nipple a lot.

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