YOU GUYS. Daniel is sapping my will to live. At home he goes to bed around 7 and gets up around 6:15. Getting up in the middle of the night is super rare, and it basically only happens when he’s really sick. (Like when he had strep.) Since we’ve been here he’s been up multiple times every night. And I don’t mean he’s awake and talking to himself and I’m just hearing it because we’re in the same room. I mean he wakes up WAILING and continues until I pick him up out of his crib. Sometimes he continues even after I pick him up. I have NO IDEA why. He is fine during the day which makes me think it’s not illness or pain. There’s a fan running in the room for white noise, just like at home, so it’s not that he’s hearing me and waking up. He’s not overly warm (which sometimes wakes him at home.) He settles down if I turn the light on, but a nightlight isn’t enough and obviously he won’t sleep with the actual light on. AND, in addition to being up multiple times (six last night you guys. SIX TIMES.) he is waking up earlier than usual! Between 5:20 and 5:40. I can’t let him cry it out because a) I’m also trying to sleep in that room and b) he’s loud enough to wake other people, and there are 5 other kids trying to sleep in the same house. PLUS, Brian is at home so I have to deal with ALL of it. Then, because apparently he just wants to kick me while I’m down, I tried to nap this afternoon while he was napping and he slept for a whopping 30 minutes.
I. Am. Exhausted.