Remember my post “Trying to Keep It Together” from early February? Jax was teething (3 of 4 canines were bulging through his gums) and sleep was a nightmare for a while then. Well…that 4th canine is now starting to erupt, and with this new round of teething coming so soon after daylight savings time (to which Jax is still adapting), I’m finding myself totally wiped out again. Down-to-my-bones tired. Eyes-burning tired. Need-caffeine-again tired. Cursing-my-nonsleep-deprived-husband tired. Making-embarrassing-mistakes-at-work tired. I think you get the picture.
I keep telling myself just to stay calm and think about all the nights of good sleep we’ve had recently (well, until DST happened) and that we’ll have again in the future. But it’s so darn hard when I’m nursing and rocking and consoling and nursing and rocking and consoling as if my 19-month-old is suddenly a newborn again. I wonder, is it better to have never slept well at all than to have slept well and then revert to bad sleep?
I need to focus on the good things before I really start to lose it, which tends to happen after about 5 nights of bad sleep. Things like spring, with its extra daylight, warm weather, and sudden flowers. Like upcoming days off from work and using them to do fun things. Like Easter egg hunts and baskets full of sweets. Like bubble baths with a good book and a glass of wine–and a locked door! Ahh, a locked bathroom door might be the thing that preserves my sanity while we get through yet another round of teething.
Please, 2-year-molars, take it easy on us when you decide to start poking through!
What are YOUR sanity preservers during rough times?