This compounded with a cold turned sinus infection is making good sleep almost impossible for this mama. To make matters even worse, Eli is experiencing incredible sleep regression. He is fighting sleep like no other. Gone are the days when we could just lay him in his crib at night time and nap time and he would peacefully fall asleep. He now screams and screams for at least 10 but up 45 minutes before finally giving in. His night time sleep is much shorter as he is waking earlier in the am. He is even waking up in the middle of the night and crying out -- which he hasn't done for moths and months! His refuses a nap unless someone is holding him. It is EXHAUSTING and STRESSFUL to say the least. Please, please join me in praying that this kiddo figures it out before his sister arrives. Mike and I know how sleep deprived parents of newborns can be but I can't even imagine having both a new born and a sleepless and cranky toddler to deal with. ?!?!
If you are reading this post and do not reside in the KC area, consider yourself lucky because -- you guessed it -- the weather here this week was yet again cruddy! Rainy, cool, dreary. Between February, March and April and I think we have have had a week of good weather. I've been writing about the weather here a lot in my last few posts because I think it is because I am really starting to be affected by it. I am longing for some sun to arrive and warm my skin - (maybe then I could kick this cold)! Furthermore, Eli loves to be outside and is tired of indoor activities. When will spring finally arrive in KC? I think we may just skip spring and head straight into summer - which I'd take 90+ degree heat over this dreariness any day. I just looked at the forecast for next week and on Tuesday the high is 82 then -- two days later -- on Thursday it is 37 -- that is a 45 degree drop in 48 hours! Really? REALLY?? I guess this roller coaster weather is normal for middle of the country, but come on our thermostat is getting confused! Okay, rant over.
Baby Milestones these Weeks: Week 32: Ready or not, Ellie's getting ready to emerge. She's in the head-down position now, with her bottom facing up. This is the comfiest way for her body to fit in my increasingly cramped womb and will make her eventual exit much easier.
|With Eli at 32 weeks -- July 2011.|
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