Saturday, October 16, 2010

sleep deprived

If you're a mom, chances are you know what I am talking about. There's not a mom in this world (ok, maybe not that I know of anyway) who has never experienced such a state. FOr me, my girls were kind to me. And, I should say my hubby was also kind to me when he offered to wake for lil Em's night feeds from the time she was 3 months till about 8 months or so. Once they reached 1, the girls slept right through only needing their feed around 11 or 12 and even then, they will drink in their sleep and go back to bed. Hardly have they been waking up in the middle of the night unless, they were unwell.

But, last night, lil Em couldn't sleep. She spent the day with my MIL on Friday and when she came home, her sleep was interrupted several times during the night. I worked the night shift till around 1, and then, hubby worked from 3++. Then, I worked again around 6++. Now, I am wide awake. She was warm but not feverish so we gave her some paracetamol and counted on a kiddy abacus using her little fingers to push push the little roller balls to one side. You can tell she was so sleepy and tired but just couldn't get a good night's rest. She went to bed around 7am. I turned the zircon on for her which we usually don't past 12 midnight. Actually, the unit shuts itself as we have programmed it to.

So anyway, I have no idea what set her off. It's been a while we were both made to stay awake throughout the night albeit intermittently. She had no noticeable fever, wasn't fussy with food (she has never been anyway), so I don't know what's been bugging her. At this moment, I can only think of 2 things that may have triggered her off -- the teething bit and likely the weather.

It would be nice if we knew what the problem was because then, I'll know the remedy. It would help of course if she was older like say...a 21 year old where all you need to do is stuff some cash into her pocket or they will leave you alone if you offered a perdomo. It is easier when the kids are older..in this respect in any case.

4 comments:

mommy to chumsy said...

i hope Mini is feeling better now :)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

poor Mini!! and poor mummy too!!! I haven't slept through for the past 5 years since Bryan still wakes up 2-3 times a night to cry (and nothing else). Perhaps Mini is sprouting her molars.

Shireen Loh said...

Thanks for your concern ladies.

PL : i really had no idea Bryan still does this. Over-tired perhaps? yes, i think Mini's sprouting her molars and the weather the past few days just wasn't helping at all.

Ann said...

Why the use of Mini? hmmm....

Maybe she got over excited at MIL's place?

once my daughter was there for a few hours and the next day she had green poo. THe nanny says it was becuase something scared her...thus the green poo.

Oh well...kids!

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