Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fingers Crossed for Undisturbed Sleep

I'm not lucky in the sleep department this week. All three of my younger kids seem to take turns when it comes to waking me up at around 3 a.m. Three nights ago, my 3 year old came looking for Mommy. She wanted to cuddle together. So I caved and let her snuggle with me. The next night, my 6 year old had a nightmare and asked that I stay with him until he fell asleep. I walked like a zombie and sat at the edge of his bed until I heard him snoring. Last night, my 9 year old woke up complaining of stomach cramps. Eventually, he felt comfortable enough to go to sleep. My dear hubby slept through all these nighttime encounters.

One night I was so disoriented that I jumped out of my 6 year old's twin bed to answer my daughter's cry in her room. Without my glasses and in the darkness, I couldn't figure out which way to walk. You should have seen me feeling around the walls to figure out how to get out of the room. I was really out of it, I guess. Once again, my knight continued to snore away.

If by some miracle all the kids sleep easily tonight, I will hopefully recharge my old batteries and feel half way alive during the day :)

You know that I will be awake for tonight's "So You Think You Can Dance". Here's a terrific routine, well danced and choreographed. It's a dance exploring the strangle hold of addiction. Hope you all get a good rest too!

31 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I wanted to come by and thank you for visiting Something She Wrote. And I love your blog here!

I can definitely relate to the Mommy Zombie thing. And my hubby? Yep, he sleeps through it, too. :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

We menfolk have an uncanny knack for sleeping through children's shennanagins. ;)

mamaof6 said...

I can really relate to not getting a full nights sleep. Haven't had too many in about 11 years. My hubby doesn't sleep through it, but he chooses not to get involved. Every once in awhile they choose to go to his side of the bed, and then I choose not to get involved.

Debbie said...

HOw is it that men can sleep so soundly? Drives me nuts.

Gerri said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I can relate to the non sleeping issues. My son, who is now 23, suffered from night terrors and did not sleep throught the night consistantly until he was about 10. I was a walking zombie for years!

I saw that routine from SYTUCD. It was amazing.

Love your blog. It takes me back to my mommy years :o)

Joanne said...

There's nothing like fatigue to sap the day :( Wishing you many quality zzzzzzz's tonight!

Shan said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. My littlest one has always been a horrible sleeper. She's getting better though. I think all the sleepless nights with her is what's given me insomnia though.

Jenners said...

My fingers and toes are crossed!!!
I can relate to that disorientation. The other night, I was totally asleep (required per Game On Diet) and my husband put the alarm on (as he does every night to protect us ... he's so paranoid) and I woke up and went down and turned it off. I have almost no memory of it ...he watched me and then walked me back up to bed.

Herb of Grace said...

Oh boy, I know how those nights of interrupted sleep can be! It's not even about how much sleep you get all put together! It's all the interruptions and sudden wakings and then I feel like I haven't slept all night.

Thanks for following! Favor returned :)

SonyaAnn said...

You poor thing! I'm sending you good night sleep vibes.

H F W said...

Saying a prayer for a good night's rest, because we all know how tough it is to be a good mommy or good anything when sleep deprived!

H.K. said...

I hate to say this, but even when you're kids become teenagers you'll still lose some sleep! Like when they're out late and forget to call home!

Anyway, I hope you get some sleep tonight and you should nudge your hubby out of bed when one of your kids call for you in the middle of the night! (LOL!)

Gerri said...

I hope as I type this, you are resting well...
Tonight's episode was wonderful. I don't think we have ever had the whole panel crying.

T Rex Mom said...

I'll be saying the same sleep prayer - oh, I miss the crib. However, it is quite charming to get a midnight visitor with his blanket asking to climb into bed with us. I just don't sleep very well with a little one inside kicking and another one outside kicking!

Good luck!

Caroline said...

Oh yes, I have had those nights. So funny how men can't just sleep right through that! What's with that!?

Don said...

Amazing dance routine.

I'm fighting off the urge to be a smart-alec on the sleep thing...

Just sleep in? Take a couple of naps? (In your dreams... but you keep getting interrupted!)

(I didn't fight off the urge very well.)

Seriously, Moms deserve medals for the night duty they often do, and men (myself included) seldom do (or did).

Zombies are real... and now we know how they are made!

lol

Don

Maternal Tales said...

Oh you poor thing - I know exactly how you feel! And I only have two children!! But yes, husband sleeps through the lot and even has the audacity to exclaim, upon waking up in the morning, that the girls 'have slept really well'!! Hmph...

So how was last night's sleep?? I hope it went undisturbed x

Mon said...

ugh, horrible.

My girl has never let me sleep longer than 2hr stretches, so I understand. Plus this week with the prickly heat. It's tough, but we keep on goin'! :)

Great dance routine, thanks for sharing. Wish I had access to that show, will check youtube.

shabby girl said...

How do they not hear the kids? How?
Mine never did either.

glnroz said...

amazing dance routine. I watched without sound and it still "screams" at you..
Men do sleep through a lot...

Ms Perfect said...

Funny how they always want Mom, right? I'm right there with you. Just this morning around 3 my toddler decided she didn't want to sleep in her own bed. I have a sore neck now. lol

Melissa said...

Here's hoping you got some sleep! :)

Kim said...

Oh Kelly I'm sorry to hear about your lack of sleep. I think this has got to be one of the hardest things about parenthood because it's so hard to function with little sleep. I hope you got some sleep last night. Isn't it funny how husbands can sleep through anything. Everytime someone used to ask us if Deaglan was a good sleeper Shaune would always pipe in with something really annoying like: I never hear him. I would want to strangle him!

Aleta said...

I had to smile about the waking up in one room and being disoriented to find another room. I hope you get a good night's rest and next time... wake the knight. :-)

Wendy said...

loved that dance routine!

Why can men sleep through all the cries at night and we are the ones that deal with it all? i know what you mean. we are on vacation and maddie has been up 2-3 times a night. she is not sleeping well in these new surroundings!

JennyMac said...

Hope you slept so well! And this video is phenomenal! Loved it.

Valerie said...

I too hope you got some sleep. I was a canny kid, I always called out for my Daddy 'cos I knew my Mom wouldn't come. I was never like her with my lad.

Dani said...

What a wonderful routine! So You Think You Can Dance rocks!

~She Poet~ said...

Men have the gift of sleeping through anything. I certainly feel your pain, many sleepless nights here. Hope the sandman visits you tonight.

Christina said...

Ok I don't have kids but I have been crazy busy for an unemployed person (excuse me, professional resume writer) and I have started referring to the sleep I get at night as "nap time"

not.a.good.thing.

I feel for you with the kiddos!

I saw you watched the video from SYTYCD on my blog. WOW is right. You must have been SLEEPING to have missed it :) I think that's a good thing!

Becca said...

How is it that men are able to sleep so deeply? It drives me nuts. I just walked into the living room to find Hubs asleep on the couch while baby girl was SCREAMING in her swing right next to him. It didn't disturb him one bit.

Hope you get some great rest tonight!