Thursday, January 27, 2011


I called the doctor's office on Tuesday about not being able to sleep. Like at all. I was getting less than 4 hours of sleep every night, and that wasn't the kids' fault. I would just lay there, so tired, eyes aching, not sleeping. It got worse over time. Finally, on Wednesday, they called me back. The nurse (not the nurse practitioner, just the nurse for the doctor) said "well, the doctor said to stop taking it and see if the side effects go away." Um, why wouldn't they go away if I stop taking the thing that is causing them in the first place? Luckily, I hadn't taken it yet on Weds and so I didn't take it. And you know what? I actually slept. A lot. And felt almost not tired in the morning when I got up. And I'm feeling better in general. I feel less like crap and just better. I think the vitamins are really helping more than the Rx did. We will see how things go.
I'm also trying to retrain Alex to sleep through the night. He was doing good, then he was sick so much that he got used to seeing me in the middle of the night. I finally decided that enough was enough. Tuesday night I quit feeding him in the middle of the night. He doesn't need it. It's just habit. I let him cry it out a bit, then I go in and lay him down. If he really puts up a fight, I hold him for a few minutes, then he goes back to sleep and sleeps until 7 or so. Now I just need him to quit waking up at 2am. Maybe tonight or the next night he will sleep through.
Claire is still fighting naps and going to bed in general. I think she is just a punk.

1 comment:

DebSev said...

I'm glad to hear the things are getting better. I do have bad news, though. Alann quit taking his naps when he turned 2 (so did Steph and Craig). I was like, "Noooo!!! I still need you to take your nap!