Sick kids are exhausting! And this mumma does not have a lot of patience when running on 3 hours sleep! On Saturday Miss A showed signs of the sniffles and a little cough which has now escalated to a very chesty, wheezy bout of bronchiolitis. Unfortunately Miss B has woken up with the same.
And of course, they seem to have a sixth sense about when to let me know when they are uncomfortable and distressed! I think I had been laying horizontal all of 15 minutes last night when I went to bed (at 1.30am) before I could hear Miss A through the monitor struggling to breathe properly. And so began the pattern that would continue for the rest of the night – me holding her upright so that she could sleep. The poor bubba was so congested and her chest was rattling every time she lay down so I drifted in and out sleep propped up against the headboard of my bed. Then at about 4.30am, Miss B was upset and coughing non-stop so off I trotted to grab her and throw her into bed with Miss A and I.
As a mum that has been lucky enough to have kids that are brilliant sleepers, existing on limited sleep these days hurts! Miss A has been sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old, so I’ve had 4 months of getting back into the habit of regular sleep! Less than 3 hours of sleep does not a happy mumma make!
I was hoping to get a nap in this afternoon when the girls slept, but by the time I tidied up from lunch, I knew Miss B would be up in less than an hour and it wouldn’t be worth the pain of a half-arsed nap. Plus, the latest episode of Revenge was calling my name so I watched that instead. And Oh Em Gee! They just keep the twists and the turns coming there don’t they!! So needless to say, no sleep this afternoon. So despite the shitty reason for such a lazy and unproductive day, the silver lining was that there were plenty of cuddles and snuggles on the couch where we blissed out for the afternoon once the girls awoke.
So that’s about as good as it gets tonight. I’m about to take a couple of panadol to try and kill off this headache and get a relatively early night – a rarity these days!!
How do you function after only a few hours of sleep? Are you a fan of Revenge?