It is 1:07am and I'm up. Why you ask? Well I'm up because it's my job. Or maybe its a conspiracy? Blake has not been sleeping well since Friday night. Ok well we found out that's because he has an ear infection oh and his cough that even the doctor said "that hurts just listening to it". The good news was his throat and his lungs were clear, so it is just reactive airway disease, in other words.... his body can't fight off the cold it has and is making the cough worse. So on meds he goes for the ear infection and the cough. Back on the nebulizer he went too.

Colby has decided the last two nights that he needs to start waking up again in the middle of the night to pee. Yes, this is a good thing in one way, especially since we went through a stint of him peeing the bed again. But the issue I have with it is that he doesn't want to go right back to sleep. This could have a lot to do with the fact that he is finally getting his last two year molar. So he is not a happy camper either.

So, I stand here at my computer after putting Colby back to bed 3 times. Hoping that he will sleep and Blake starts coughing again. So now I get to listen to see if it is worth giving him a breathing treatment which will help him sleep better, but will also wake him up in the process of giving it to him, or seeing if it will pass.

Ahhh the joys of "mommyhood", everyone tells you about the sleepless nights when they are itty bitty and have to eat and be changed at all hours. But, then you get this respite when they learn to sleep through the night. It is after that when they wake up for one reason or another that you hate the middle of the night. One night, yeah you can handle one night of not sleeping well, maybe two. But, someone has to give mom a break on night 5 right?

Oh well all is quiet again. I can only hear the sounds of a clock ticking, the air conditioner cycling and me typing. Guess I can try to get back to bed now and hope to sleep the rest of the night.

I hope everyone else had a full 8 hours of sleep and healthy children. If not, just know... you aren't alone.

Night all!


  1. I'm sorry Lori that is never fun! Hope everyone gets healthy and goes back to sleeping so you can too!

  2. I know how you feel with lack of sleep. I haven't had 8 hours in a year now with the pregnancy, illness, and medication. I am at least getting 5-7 each night now which is MUCH better. I hope the boys get well and you sleep much better tonight!

  3. I have been there my friend! Especially with a new babe... But she actually sleeps through the night, so we are in heaven!

    Hang in there!


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