This is going to be a short post as the title suggests I haven’t been getting any sleep. In fact I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in 2 weeks. Please note that I didn’t say full night’s sleep as I have no idea when I had one of those last!
Big M had croup, then a chest infection and at the latest visit to the doctors today I was told she had a virus. It’s been never ending.
For some reason during these 2 weeks she has decided to come and get me when she’s awake. She’s never done this before. So for example at 2.30am today as decided that she was awake and I should know about. She pulled me out of bed and I had to go into her cot bed. Now I’m not a very tall person, I stand 5’4 on a good day but even I struggle to get anyway near comfortable!! Big M is up and and down, wanting to play as I try and keep as still as I can to try and encourage her to same.
I then tried to leave her, she followed me or ran around her room crying hysterically. I tried my hardest to do my best super nanny inpression by being stern and clear and sometimes not even talking but nothing seemed to work.
I manage til about 4.30am and I offer to get the iPad out. I simply couldn’t manage any more.
Today I have been functioning on about 3 hours sleep that has been about the average for the last 2 weeks. Even when she was a new born we had chunks of sleep!
As well this because she’s tired Big M is being naughty. She’s doing things she’s never done before. Being horrible to her sister, running away when you want her to give you something and drawing on everything. Yes she’s 2 and these are behaviours of a 2 year old but it’s not something we’ve had to deal with.
Mr Very Busy has bought a gate for her door and we are hoping that she will come to the realisation that she can no longer go for a walk to get mummy whenever she feels like it. So far tonight in the space of half an hour she has got up about 4 times, opened the door, turned the light on and refused to get into bed!
All I know is I’m going to be in bed by 8.30pm in the hopes I can get some shut eye in before the early morning antics start…