YAY! After 3 days of rain, the sun is (sort of) out! It’s nice to get a break from the spring rain. And tomorrow will be 23 degrees of gorgeous! Both Stinkerbelle and I are anxious to get outside.
It’s been a tough couple of days around here. That Baby has been struggling at nighttime. We put her to bed, and half an hour/45 minutes later, she’s crying. At first, we thought it was that she was overtired. The next night, we thought she had gas pains. Last night, we thought teething might be the problem. But after careful consideration, we’ve come to the conclusion that we have absolutely no idea what the problem might be. We sat with her last night, in the dark in her room, for over an hour, just trying to console her and get her back to sleep. If she was sitting on my lap, chattering away, she was fine. But the minute we tried to get her to sleep… she screamed blue murder. So, we’ll see what tonight brings.
But this means that there is no rest for the weary here. Between the need to climb on me throughout the day like I am a large piece of mobile furniture and the comforting she needs at nighttime, holding That Baby has become an 18-hour-a-day job. And the hours between baby bedtime and parent bedtime, the time when BDH and I relax and unwind, are not our own. Plus, when the drama happens again in the middle of the night, as it did on Tuesday, BDH is awake at all hours, and if needed, calls me in as reinforcements. It’s hard. It’s just a phase, but when you are in the middle of it, it’s exhausting.
So, sleep is in demand here.
And yesterday, I was really feeling the exhaustion, because I had what I think was an ocular migraine. I was cleaning up in the kitchen, and had my laptop with me to message BDH about supper. But my vision began to blur, and I could not see what I was typing. As it went on, my peripheral vision began blurring. It was like ripples in a pool when you toss a pebble in. I felt completely fine otherwise, no headache or anything — although when your vision goes nuts it is a little disorienting, so I decided to sit down. And then after about 20 minutes or so, it passed. Very strange.
And afterwards, I had a pretty nasty headache. So after that and then last night’s drama, it was really nice to go to bed.
But this morning, after a decent (or, at least uninterrupted) night’s sleep, with the sun shining, things are more positive here at The House of Peevish. We’re looking forward to getting out for a walk today, which we both need — me for the exercise and fresh air, and Stinkerbelle for the fresh air and to get away from the endless videos. The change of scenery will do us good. And hopefully the fresh air will help Stinkerbelle have a nice long uninterrupted sleep tonight, and give her mom and dad a bit of time to relax.
It’s amazing how the sun coming out can change your outlook.