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A Programming Note
March 19th, 2012

I’m here to level with you.

As I’ve mentioned recently, my lovely, smiling, cooing, and altogether adorable second son SSP has one fault.  (I’m sure there will be many more in the future, but for the moment it’s just the one.)  He isn’t sleeping through the night.  That alone isn’t such a big deal.  He’s only four months old and lots of babies don’t sleep through the night at his age.  However, he has taken it a step further.  Lately he has been waking up to eat twice most nights.  Sometimes he wakes three times.  If we get through a night with only one feeding I count it a huge victory.  And since maternity leave is a dim and distant memory (sigh), I am no longer able to get my head back above water with an afternoon nap.

This means that I am a wee bit exhausted lately.  (My mother lovingly told me over the weekend, “I’ve never seen you so tired, my dear.”  Ummm, thanks, Mom…)  So, in the interest of my own sanity and that of my family, I’m going to dial it back around here to two posts a week for a while.  You will find my fresh, witty, and insightful thoughts (I’ve decided that anyone who is this tired is entitled to a bit of self-flatttery) here on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next couple of months.  And when SSP starts sleeping through the night and I start feeling like a normal human again, I will return to my standard MWF posting.

So, check back tomorrow for a new post.  Until then, have a wonderful Monday and a wonderful week.

4 Responses to “A Programming Note”

  1. Bridget Says:

    Um yea, I’m 3 months behind on my family blog (which requires much less critical thought than writing this one) and I can’t even blame it on overnight feedings. I’m just plain exhausted even when I do sleep. Way to give yourself a break. Maybe even be crazy one day and call in sick and go get a massage and take a nap. Mental health days are allowed and valuable! :)

  2. Gale Says:

    Bridget – Thanks for the kind words. When my sister and I were in high school (really aggressive and challenging prep school…) we were each allowed one mental health day per semester. My sister was always ahead on her coursework and took her mental health days. I, on the other hand, was a major procrastinator and could never afford to take mine for fear of falling behind.

  3. Cathy Says:

    I seem to recall that just when you think you’re hitting your breaking point, something changes. It’ll eventually settle down, although I know you don’t need me to tell you that. My little guys didn’t sleep through the night until 8-12 months! And there was something about your comment about multiple feedings that’s jogged my memory although I cannot recall details. LIkely because I was in a daze during those times. ;-)

  4. Gale Says:

    Cathy – Thanks. I know we’ll get through it eventually. We started SSP on cereal last weekend. So I’m hopeful that once he gets through the learning curve on solids things will get better. Either way, it’s always nice to have comforting words from people who have successfully emerged on the other side of these trials.