Last Sunday Daniel didn’t get a nap in before church, partly because the time change screwed him up, so he was already pretty tired at 12:30 when we got home, then he only got a short nap in before we left to go to lunch with the family that was in for the funeral, so his sleep was aaaaaaaall screwed up for the day and he took a pretty late nap, which meant he also went to bed late and got us off to a rocky start. By this point in the week I no longer have any idea went on Monday and Tuesday, but I feel like he was still sort of off his schedule. Then came Wednesday.
Wednesday actually started out well, Daniel went to the babysitter’s in his pjs because he didn’t even wake up until I put him in the car, and he was actually pretty good for her all day, until he woke up from a nap 30 minutes before I picked him up, at that point he was pretty fussy. He felt a little warm when I picked him up and got him home, so I put him down for a nap, after which he was even more feverish – 101 degrees. After an after hours call to the pediatrician (she called me back within like 15 minutes, our pediatrician group is aaaaawesome) and some baby Tylenol, Daniel was feeling a little better and just wanting to cuddle and doze. That sounded fine to me, I figured I could cuddle the baby and get some reading in the whole next day. Ha! The 2 am screaming wake up disabused me of that notion. I got a total of 4 more hours of sleep that day, in 3 increments, and spent most of the day carrying him around and administering Tylenol. I took Daniel on a trip to The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn, hoping that the long drive would get him to sleep some more, but that was pretty much a big fail – although he was nice and diverted while we were there, and I did bring home some books, so it was a good choice for getting out of the house. Thursday night wasn’t much better.
We’re pretty sure it was teething pain, but not positive, since no tooth has actually emerged yet. Luckily we got our happy, smiley baby back Friday when I picked him up from the babysitter. He’s back to pretty good sleeping at night, but he doesn’t want to nap because he’s back to feeling up to play and interact with us, so we’re both still pretty behind on our sleep.
Needless to say, I didn’t get a whole lot read in the second half of the week. Here’s what I did finish, though:
At least I had quality, if not quantity. “The Map of True Places” and “The House of Tomorrow,” in particular, were very good.
On the blog: Friday I had a FABULOUS guest post from Susan Higginbotham, author of the historical fiction novels “The Traitor’s Wife,” “Hugh and Bess,” and “The Stolen Crown” about her path from self- to traditional-publishing. I also posted four book reviews (covers link to reviews):
I don’t anticipate that I will get more read this week, because I’m working on a chunkster I know will take me most of the week, but I do hope I get a little more sleep!