We are exhausted around here these days.
Mikail normally sleeps 12 hours through the night. (Yes, we are incredibly blessed). This all went awry since Daylight Savings Time hit us. I think it is a combination of a few things:
- Daylight Savings Time and badly needing a darkening shade on his window. (note to self: add this to the 'to do list'.)
- Being on the cusp of crawling and pulling himself up and walking. Soooo close, but no cigar.
- Experimenting with language. His brain must be reeling with sounds and words constantly. How do you shut that off?
- Just getting over being constipated. Poor sap. We tried everything under the sun to get him to poop anything but pellets. Finally we have some progress. Who would have ever thought that 'poop worries' would be near the top of the list of parental worries in babies. ha
...until 7:30 a.m. and then it was up with the crawling and standing practicing again.
We have one very tired boy on our hands. I hope his little brain can rest enough to get some decent sleep today and tonight.
Patience is so difficult to practice when you as a parent are exhausted to the point of tears but you don't want to let on that you are because babe will read the anxiety in you and feed off of that making all matters worse.
Here's to a new wave of energy and patience and wisdom as to whether we need to change nap and night time schedules or whether this is just a phase.