Otherwise known as when babies (and their toddler sibling in our case), terrorize. Said with tongue in cheek. I mean, I understand that babies don’t really mean to terrorize, but what is one left to think when BOTH their baby and toddler seem to be in cahoots to cause a major ruckus all throughout the night?
And not the fun kind of ruckus. The kind where they have been repeatedly getting up every night, it would seem as if distinctly tuned into each other. I get that sleep regressions happen. i get that it happens with babies and toddlers of all ages and that a parent should never get too comfortable within a routine if one is so blessed to have babies who sleep throughout the night. Which was the case. Oh, it was sweet, that brief, brief time.
Because when that happens, when you start to think you’ll maybe be able to stay up past 8pm without passing out into your adult beverage or midway through a movie, or use every ounce of your will-power for things other than not crashing into your bed mid-day because there is work to be done yo…. then, BAM! That seems to be when sleep sucking aliens possess your darling little ones. Which is the case on our home-front apparently. Like clock-work, anytime from 3am onwards until the sun comes up and it’s time to start our day, the babies and toddlers are fussing and crying and crawling into bed with us, and poking us in the eyes, kicking us the ribs and maybe sleeping a little bit here and there, but really ready to party far more earlier than we want. LIKE EVER.
I’m fessing up to the fact that this period is in fact more disruptive than the newborn period, was for dream nursing, which for whatever reason, seemed less hellish. Sweet even. That’s what I’m thinking now anyways.
I find myself tripping throughout the days in a haze. Trying to find some semblance of acceptance with it all, when truth be told, my darling children I wish you would go the Eff to sleep! With all due love and respect. Please, we beg of you.
Your Exhausted & Delirious Momma & Pappa
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