Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Break's Over

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! We had a wonderful time visiting with my sis in Virginia, and my parents loved spoiling Abbi some more! She took a few steps behind her walker and tried pushing her cousin Allison's Pooh car around the dining room. My dad was so proud of her; in fact, you would have thought it was the first time he's seen a grandchild take a few precarious steps! Of course, Charlie also received plently of love! His grandma happened to buy him a Tshirt with a Triceratops on it! He wore it even though the temps were only about 50 degrees. He looked so cute in it with his cool, new blue jean jacket that his aunt Veneicia bought him. He even dragged us to the National Natural History Museum for the Dino exhibit! My little niece wasn't to be outdone by her older cousin and demanded a souvenir dino as well. Except, her's was a large TRex and she kept calling it her "dinaho"! LOL!
Yet, despite a restful week, the stress of going back to work is pressing down on me. I have a million things to do, like grade, since the quarter is ending this week. Plus, I still need to find a closer OT and our PT just left and there's no replacement yet. And, I really need to address Abbi's sleeping issues with our Pediatrician. She's so restless at first and she never self comforts. She's sleeping better now that we're using Melatonin, but she's still up every four hours or more often if she loses her bink or jerks awake! Will we ever sleep thru the night? Will Tim and I ever sleep in our own bed again? Well, those questions will remain unanswered for now, and I'm off to bed. We have our first soccer lesson tomorrow and I've got to email the guest list for Charlie's party. I can't believe he's almost 4! By the way, I finally gave in to my overwhelming exhaustion and perhaps utter laziness, and ordered his birthday Dino cake. But, I'm still planning to make cupcakes for preschool! I had planned to make his and Abbi's Bday cakes from scratch until they're five; but, I think really cool dino cupcakes should still count for something!:)


Penny said...

Well, maybe here's some hope....Keith started sleeping through the nught around age 2 and now sleeps through the night 99% of the time. I hope you get some rest soon. I know that is exhausting. I remember when....

Laura said...

Sounds like you had a nice spring break.

Abbi's sleeping issues sound a lot like what we went through with Michaela when she was younger. We used to give her Melatonin to get to sleep then she would wake up 4 to 5 times an be up for the day between 3:30 and 4:00am.
She really didn't sleep through the night until she was 3 1/2. Well, I shouldn't say she sleeps through the night, it's more like she stays in bed and doesn't wake the rest of the house. I'm not really sure how much she sleeps.
Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you all.

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

I just started using Melatonin and I think it is working, I hope you find something that works too!