Friday, March 06, 2009

An okay week

There was an incident. On Wednesday. It involved pie. Cherry pie. With a shortbread crust. It involved meringue (although I can't spell it or be bothered to look it up). It also involved me. It involved a binge and the number 3. It involved inhaling. It involved regret. There were tears. It wasn't pretty. It's over now. I hope it doesn't happen again.

The day of "the cherry pie incident" I was obviously over my calorie intake that I've been religiously logging daily on the website My Fitness Pal. That's been the only day I went over this week though and as I always preach, nothing is done or undone in one snack (even one 3-slice of chery pie binge) so I just picked myself off, wiped away the shortbread crumbs and tears and started again, again.

This week is a tough week for me in general. It's the week that Marco works evenings so neither of us get much sleep through the night. Sadie is still up 2 to 3 times a night and for the past two weeks things seem to be getting worse, not better. For whatever reason she can't seem to get comfy. When we lay her down she tosses and turns trying to get into a comfy position. If she's on her belly she shoves her booty in the air and turns to the side, flinging her arm beind her as if she wants to roll over. Yeah, THAT looks comfy. If we put her on her back she kicks her legs in the air repeatedly until she's woken herself up, fully. It's almost like it's a reflex that she can't help but I don't understand why. She's always had the startle reflex problem but it was better for a long time and now it just seems to be exaggerated. If we put her on her side she does okay but isn't strong enough to balance herself and eventually flops over to her back, legs kicking in the air ensues. She's also got bloody nose problems due to the dryness in the air. We've added moisture to her room and are using salt water nasal spray but she's still not quite blood/booger free which irritates her and wakes her up as well.

Ahhhhhhhhh speak of the devil, there she is. I hope you are all having healthy successful weeks!


Erin said...

Sorry to hear you are having such a rough week...the "cherry pie incidents" happens to us all. I know that doesn't fix your day or week, but it helps me to know I'm not the only one that slips once in a while. New day, new start, right?

I wish I had some super helpful ideas to get your little girl to sleep but I don't:( I think it was mentioned a while back, but was acid reflux ever addressed? Our son fought that something awful and sleep was so very little for all of us at that time. Between a new formula (our 3rd), gas drops, and some Zantac, he finally found relief and we finally found some peace (and SLEEP).

Hope things start looking up soon!

Carrie said...

I feel like I'm reading my life when you write about Sadie. I feel your pain. Wesley is now just waking up once (sometimes twice), but our doctor told us to let him put himself back to sleep for 3 nights in a row. That is far more painful on the parent than the crying kid. He only cried for 6 minutes and put himself back to sleep. It's getting better each night. I know that will not work for every kid (or parent!). I hope you get some good sleep soon!

Oh, and I know all about the bloody, boogery mess that awaits me every morning. Ick...