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Remembering the sleepless nights

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.

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4 thoughts on “Remembering the sleepless nights

  1. Oh I so remember those entirely needed sleepless nights. The longest period of sleep our new born daughter could manage was a 3 hour stretch. I was certain the hospital had given us the wrong baby. Our second came along, and was such a good sleeper I found myself unable to sleep because I kept worrying something was wrong. Wishing you a great little sleeper, and the piece of mind to be able to enjoy this gift. G-uno πŸ˜‰

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    1. Oh my goodness I know what you mean about worrying if something is wrong because the little one is sleeping well. I think once you become a parent, really true deep sleep becomes a rarity. I’m really excited though to see how our second baby is going to be and what kind of patterns she will have. Thank you!!

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  2. Don’t worry, you will somehow find the strength to do it. I mostly carried on though some crazy adrenaline rush I think. πŸ™‚ And fingers crossed too, for a better sleeper in the new baby. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Sasha, I have experienced that crazy adrenaline rush you mention. Sometimes when I think I’m going to be a zombie I somehow get through the day and think wow how did that happen? Haha. Thank you!

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