Who needs sleep? I'm really amazed at how little good sleep I can live off of. When each of the girls were babies it was expected to be awake more than not. Kitten has always been a problem when it comes to sleep. Staying dry (in pullups) and the TV have curbed most of her waking nights. Granted she will still wake up and want milk and the DVD turned back on, but that's maybe once a night unless she's not feeling well or something.

Sammi use to sleep great, now not so much. Now that she learned how to open doors, and well before that too she's not doing so well. I don't know what changed with her, but she went from sleeping great to waking several times in the middle of the night for hours on end. My assumption is that her genetic disposition for insomnia kicked in late. Problem with Sammi is she won't stay in her room and watch tv. It's much better than it was when she slept alone now that her sister is with her, but now I also have to deal with one of them waking the other up, and that generally causes major headaches in the middle of the night.

Some nights she goes to bed well and others I spend a good 3 hours putting her to bed before she'll stay and then having to do the same thing again later in the night/early morning hours.

I'm running on empty. While they are doing slightly better the last few days I'm not sure if it's progress or if it's just a lull in their current pattern. I'm hoping it's progress but with Sammi you never know. She's pushing the Mommy buttons well though ... "kiss" "hug hug hug" and the best one thus far "love you". She's yet to say it to Shea but she's said it twice now once to me and once to Grandma and Grandpa. She's also pressing her luck with the 20 min wake up calls in the middle of the night.

So I struggle for a good night sleep and hope that I'll catch up again. It makes concentrating and working very difficult. Thankfully a good supply of Dr. Pepper is found in the fridge. Which is a whole nother thing I shouldn't be doing but priorities.

Dragon Hunting

Published on September 30, 2015

First Public Writing

Published on September 30, 2015