She is 21 months and is still not sleeping well. It is a rare occasion when she actually sleeps all night without waking up.
The last week has been a horror though. Not sure if it is a phase, my husband says it must be. He tells me, “Don’t get upset, she wants to sleep. She is frustrated too.” Yeah, that does not help me though. I am the one up with her all night so I am running low on patience and tolerance.
Is anyone else out there dealing with this or dealt with it? I need some words of encouragement. Or at least honesty. Is this my life for quite some time? Do I need to just accept my measly amount of sleep? I could truly be going crazy this week. You can go crazy from lack of sleep right?
I need prayer. Prayer for patience, empathy and understanding. I can’t help getting angry and I don’t want to get angry. So pray for me.
On a lighter note, we really had a fun day today. We went up to Donner Pass and Lake Tahoe. It was beautiful, 78 degrees, blue sky and sunny. We watched a video about the Donner Party and for about 20 minutes of the movie, Isabella did quite well. What a sad story though, seems like it would make a good movie. Maybe there is one about it. After running around all afternoon, maybe the Princess will sleep well tonight. One can hope, right?
*Update: The last two nights, after much prayer (of my own and others), have gone so much better. Not only is she not taking as long to fall asleep but she is falling asleep with breast milk and not waking up in the middle of the night. So today, I can attest to the fact, once again, that prayer and petitioning others for prayer does work! And goodness know, as a stay at home, I can always use prayer.