Night Waking

It’s been 7 years since I’ve slept through a night.  I’m not kidding. There are days when I feel like a zombie.  My body is tired but my brain is still going. When I was in my teens I used to think we was a waste of time.   Well, that was 25 years ago. 


I love this face and all her giggles and babbles. She really is a bundle of happiness.  Even at midnight when she’s supposed to be asleep.  

Yesterday’s naps were crap. The usual 1 HR 20 min morning nap lasted for a mere 44 min.  It was only 9:20 am by the time she woke.  On the way to pickup Z from school, she got tired and fussy.  As we approach the dentist she fell asleep and M had to drive her around.  We managed to squeeze only 40 min out of it.  Still it was not even 1:30 pm. 

I my mind, I thought, ” There’s no way she’ll last till bedtime!”.

We managed to get home by 5:30pm so I get the kids bathed and changed.  W fell asleep without a hitch by 6:30 pm. So did I.  I was exhausted. I rescheduled tutoring as I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  But I still needed to make lunches.   Nothing prepared me for what was about to happen three hours later. 

W slept soundly for three hours.  And In that time, I made lunches, tidied up the kitchen, sat down to watch some tv with a cup of tea.  

9:30 pm.  She woke.  I went to her and tried to settle her. She did for a brief moment but I couldn’t put her down.  I was getting tired so I laid down with her.  That’s when she decided to get giddy and play.  That lasted until about 1:30.  That’s right. It was a brutal 4-HR wakeful time.  She was happy. It just wasn’t the right time. 

I guess all this can be attributed to teething once again.  She’s getting her upper left incisor.  I hope this doesn’t last too long. I can imagine how exhausting this must be for her as well.