Friday, January 11, 2008

Making of a LONG night....

Shunt Boy is not sleeping through the night. I can get him to go to sleep but he is up at all hours. "My head hurts! My head is going to explode! My leg hurts! My feet are 'nailing'!" and our list goes on and on. Last night after 1:30am I decided it was time to head to bed as the boy was driving me nuts. We got settled into bed I am guessing around 1:45am and the boy could not sleep. Toss and Turn, sit up in bed because it makes his head feel better, "Mommy, are you sleeping?"

Finally sometime after 3am he finally fell asleep, or at least laid quietly in bed. I felt myself in the early stages of sleep when I could feel someone watching me. I decided to ignore it because I was dog tired and I hear, "MOMMY!!! I NEED MOTRIN! I DON'T FEEL SO WELL!!!!" My eyes fly open as I about fall out of bed from a little person yelling in my face. It was 4:02am. I said, come on lets go get motrin and I will get you back into bed. "No mommy! I want to sleep with you." I tell her the only place that is open is at the foot of the bed. She is cool with that. I give her a pillow, go get her motrin, medicate her, tuck her in and get myself back into the small sliver of bed that I get.

HACK HACK HACK. UGH MY HEAD HURTS. HACK HACK HACK. OUCH!!!! MY HEAD HURTS!!!! Gabe starts yelling, MAKE HER STOP I HAVE A HEADACHE. He is awake, she is awake, *I* am awake. This goes ON and ON and ON! I was too tired to get out of bed. I reach over and push at Darren who has slept through all of this (Lucky bastard) and wake him up.
Me: "Can you PLEASE go get her cough medicine?"
Him: *** WHINE WHINE WHINE***
Me: "Can you PLEASE go get her cough medicine?"
Him: "I have to work tomorrow!"
Me: "Get your ass up and get her cough medicine. I have been up with Gabe until after 3am and she started at 4am. It is now after 5am and I have had less than 50 minutes of sleep and I am getting really really really effing crabby. You do not leave for work until 2PM. GET HER COUGH MEDICINE...NOW!"
Him: "You don't have to be so crabby about it!"
Me: "And you can stop whining like a toddler and do your share of the middle of the night crap"

Hannah went with him to the kitchen. Drank water, took some cough medicine and I must have fallen asleep. Then all of a sudden I feel someone pushing on my shoulder...

Me: "Gabe, stop it!"
Gabe: "It's Daddy!"
Me: "WHAT!!!!!" (Now I KNOW I am being crabby. I am building on 5 years of sleep deprivation here)
Darren: "I just wanted to tell you that I gave her medicine!"
Me: "You HAD to wake me to tell me that???"

Literally in 45 seconds he is sleeping away.

HACK HACK HACK

STOP HER MOMMY

HACK HACK HACK

STOP HER MOMMY

Finally I tell Gabe. I cannot stop her until the meds work. If you are tired of hearing her cough go to your own room or go to sleep in Hannah's bed but don't tell me to stop her!

The last time I looked at the clock it was after 6:15am.

8:30am I hear...
*** KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK*** "Mommy, I haffa pee!", "MOMMY, I haffa pee NOW!!!"

I pull my nearly dead body out of bed, go to Fayeth's room and open the door. She is completely undressed, pull up off and she shoots out of the room yelling, "I HAFFA PEE NOW!!!"

What ever happened to my little waking up with, "Good Morning Mommy! I had a GOOD rest. GOOOOOOOOD rest?"

On a good note, I must get a pic of Fayeth. Monday I cut 3 inches off her hair. Her hair is still under her shoulder blades and she has transformed into a little girl and not a baby. *SIGH* We just love her!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Many many many Hugs!!!

Leanna said...

I think I would be housing a hammer on my side of the bed for when Darren feels he doesn't need to be bothered lol. I can't wait to see pics of Fayeth. I hope you get some sleep sometime soon {{HUGS}}

S.u.s.a.n said...

I 2nd Leanna's hammer idea ... huge {{{hugs}}} and hopes for at least 6 hours ina row for all of you soon!

Kyra said...

Man, that sounded like a transcript from my house last night. All four of mine are sick and I'm telling you, it's the same thing in my house during the night. And my husband too is boggled as to why I'm crabby. Umm an average of 3-4 hours of sleep all pieced together for the last five years does that to you! ((((hugs))))

mom2babybirds said...

Now this was for snoring, and my grandparents slept in separate twin beds, but... Mimi kept one of those folding measuring sticks under her pillow. When Pa would start snoring, she would unfold it, whack him, and fold it back up and stick it under her pillow. He would wake up and ask her what happened. She would feign innocence.

Just another idea, although I like the hammer. But, this way you could jab him from the doorway and make your escape.

Aritha said...

I am so for the folding ruler!! I am going to have to get one myself.

(((HUGS))) How can men fall asleep so fast and deeply like that? Sean wanted milk yesterday and comes to my deathbed and bothers me for it when Ron is sitting 5 feet from the fridge and I know he can hear Sean asking me.
I will testify at your trial if you testify at mine. We would both get off scott free. LOL!!