Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Worst

Last night was the worst night in, well, ever. Nik is out of town and I was still up working on a deadline for my certification program at 12:20 when I heard small whoops and giggling coming from Oliver's room. I called to him a few times to go back to sleep, somehow thinking this might work. It didn't. By 12:40 I moved him into my room, gave him two benedryl tablets, shut down the computer and climbed into bed with him. Around 1:00 I heard his tummy rumbling so we moved into the kitchen where I made him a quick bowl of oatmeal. 3am, another dose of melatonin. 5:20, another dose of benedryl. 6am, sleep. 7am, Sami awakens, I beg him to go back to sleep. No dice. 7:45, I call my neighbor and am silently thankful when she answers the phone cheerfully wide awake. 10:15, I wake up, call and cancel appointments for the day. 10:45, Oliver wakes up, we retrieve Sami from neighbors house and start our day.

Tonight has got to be better.

That is all.


Update: 10:10pm, I sit here at my computer trying to finish this damn assignment and listening to the sounds of wakefulness from the next room.


  1. Oh what a night! Thank goodness for neighbors - I'm glad to hear things are going better tonight.

    I have an award for you over at 4-frogs. Come by and get it after you've caught up on your sleep :0)

  2. oops - I didn't see your update. Good luck. Frog just went down, I hope, for the night. I'll send sleepy thoughts Oliver's way!

  3. lol I have an award for you too!

  4. Sorry :-(

    Thank goodness for awake neighbors.

  5. Anonymous6:11 PM

    HUGS, Christine.


  6. Anonymous12:04 PM

    It sounds like hell. You're lucky to have an understanding and accommodating neighbor.

  7. I hope tonight is better?!

  8. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Oh that sucks a giant suckity-sucker!
    I think I would have taken the Benedryl and let him have a jolly old sleepless time.

  9. Hmm, I thought I commented on this post last week. Guess not. What I was going to say is...let's all move to Switzerland together. We can set up our little community somewhere with a view like one in your pictures. We could all sleep soundly and wake to the sound of cow bells :-)