Friday, October 31, 2008

Spare a prayer?

Dear readers, please say a little prayer for me.

I'm here dangling at the end of my mental and physical rope. Our darling youngest daughter has been quite difficult and I'm so exhausted that I'm starting to kinda lose it at night . My poor husband had to deal me snapping last night and it wasn't pretty.

Today I'm trying to put little E on a strict schedule, because I believe part of her problem is lack of sleep. At this age, both previous kids had pretty much put themselves on a schedule of a morning and afternoon nap and sleeping through the night. Ell sleeps very irregularly during the day (partly I think because we're going a lot in the mornings with school) and then maybe sleeps an our in the afternoon. Then she's up for a good deal of the night. I laid her down two hours ago after nursing her to sleep, upstairs (where its much quieter) and she's still sleeping, so this is good. I'll do the same this afternoon.

We have to do something or I'm going to seriously end up on anti-depressants again and we don't want to go there.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Oh man...I feel for you so much. I can relate on a very small scale, but definitely not fully since I don't have two other children to look out for as well. It must be very tough. :/ You are in my prayers, and Elsa too - to sleep!!
Love you.