Monday, October 31, 2005

Daylight Savings, so whose clever idea was that?

Whoever it was must have been turning in their grave if they were listening in to the cursing in out house at 4:15am on Sunday morning.

Yes, 4:15am - that's what time Callum decided getting up time was. No matter how many times we told him it was still night night time and tried to rub his back, he was having none of it. "Up, up", "mammaaaa", "dadeeeee", "up, up". We managed to get him to stay in his cot until 5, at which point Kieran also decided to join in, sigh Mark was an angel and got up with both of them as I'd been up several times in the night with Kieran who is getting his first molar.

Both boys were pretty messed up for the rest of the day, and napped much earlier than normal. We kept them amused in the afternoon with a trip to the beach (Callum had his first dunk in the sea) and then a visit to an indoor play space where they could run and explore and hopefully use up so much energy that they'd sleep and sleep and sleep.

4am this morning and I hear Kieran squawking, I run in quickly with a dose of kids pain medicine and a dummy (pacifier). He settles down and I listen intently for sounds from Callum, just as I'm breathing a sigh of relief I hear "mamaaaa". I tiptoe in very quietly, find another dummy, rub his back and cover him up with his blanket, while I silently say "please let him go back to sleep" over and over in my head. I tiptoe out, a little cry and then silence.

8 comments:

RNP said...

Maybe it was something in the air. My Elainah was up most of the night as well. She is cutting 6 teeth all at once. We were awake from about 2 a.m. until 6. Everytime she calmed down enough to sleep she woke up ever more upset she had given in to going to sleep. I gave her orajel and tylenol to try and relieve the pain. Anyway, hopefully Laina & mommy will get some sleep tonight.

Belovedlife said...

My kids ususally get up around 5:30 am, the last two days running, its been 4:30 am.....FUN! And they dont go to sleep until 6:30-7pm.....I dont know how they are managing, I am dead tired.
Glad to know others are in the same boat...

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