TSS: Sleep Deprived Edition

Oh friends, we’ve had a long couple of weeks in the last seven days.

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!

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11 comments to TSS: Sleep Deprived Edition

  • I got The Map of True Places in the mail this week – can’t wait to get to it!

  • I hope you get more sleep too! Poor little guy and poor mom and dad.

  • You did a great job with Daniel being a bit cranky and under the weather. Poor baby. When he suffers, everyone suffers! Better luck this week.

  • Poor Daniel and poor mama and daddy! Hopefully that’s all over and done with and everyone can get back into the routine!

  • Kay

    I’m just amazed at all you did get done with a sad little one to care for. Those sick/teething days are rough and the night wakeups even rougher. Take care of yourself and also the little guy. This too shall pass, Jen.

  • Yay! You read The House of Tomorrow! I’m so glad you liked it too; I can’t wait to read your review. I’m hoping to get to The Map of True Places later this week.

    I hope poor Daniel has a better time of it this week. Feeling under the weather is never good, especially after a time change.

  • Ooof, I know how the poor little guy feels – Daylight Savings has screwed up my schedule too! 😉

    I’m glad to hear The Map of True Places is good – I’m looking forward to reading it!

  • Oh—poor little mommy and daddy! I don’t miss those days at all. Well, that’s not entirely true–I do miss the days of having a baby snuggle up to you and sleep all toasty warm on your chest.

  • I am glad Daniel is feeling better and that you are able to (hopefully) catch up on your sleep now!

  • So sorry to hear you and Daniel got a sleepless/sick week. Daylight Savings time screws everyone up! Here’s hoping that this week is calmer in your house!

  • Ooh, I definitely want to read Map of True Places. Can’t wait to see your review!