Because being 8 months pregnant and having crazy sniffles and watering eyes is not already enough to keep one awake at night, lets add the element of a toddler too.
I shouldn’t complain, generally Celeste is a great sleeper. She’ll be asleep before 9:30pm and wakes up anywhere between 6:30a – 7:45am. Last night though was a little rough. She startled me awake when I heard her screams through the monitor “mommy the Cookie Monster!” I don’t even know how this darn Cookie Monster even came to be in her mind but it did. So I rushed in her room and soothed her and she went back asleep. So I thought. Moments later I could hear her saying she needed to go to the toilet.
Have I mentioned that potty training is in full force?! It’s been almost a week of having her in undies all day and she’s doing great. I don’t want to jinx it though. Of course there’s been the occasional wet accidents but the last two days have gone accident free. So it’s about 3:00 am last night and she wants the toilet. What can I do? Visit to the toilet it is.
This happens again around 4am. By then I am hurting bad. I’m thinking about the fact I need to be up in a couple hours to get ready for work and I’m exhausted. And you know what comes to mind? Those miserable first 3 months of sleep deprivation when Celeste was first born. I have never in my life experienced exhaustion like that. And to think we are about to go through it all over again. Soon. It’s best if I just push the idea aside for now.
I don’t even know how we survived that or how we’re going to survive it again. We will though. It’s funny the things we forget with time, and how little reminders sort of come back and pop in our heads.
For now though I will enjoy what sleep I can get.