Saturday, October 24, 2009

Teething = My Enemy

Why does getting a couple of molars spark this demon within my baby??
Wednesday night - had to be held ALL NIGHT LONG in order to sleep. Slept in bed a total of 2.5 hours.
Thursday night - actually slept in bed from 10 until 5:30
Friday night - once again had to be held to sleep. Total time sleeping in bed? 45 minutes!!!!
Left cheek is BRIGHT red.
Drool amount is incredible.
You may be thinking "Hey Kiersti, maybe it's not her teeth?" Yeah, I thought that too, and Bryan took her in to the Dr. Thursday night.
Ears? Clear
Throat? Clear
Everything clear
But funny story came from the on-call doc. He asked Bryan if we had ever talked about our kids and organ donation. Weird, right? Then he said "Because if there was ever a need for cheek donations, your kid could donate for at least 5 others." Classic.
Anyway, so it's the teeth.
I don't know how much more of this I can take.
I'm chronically sleep-deprived anyway because of our schedules, but this is ridiculous.
No one can sleep comfortably on a couch for any period of time with a 20 lb. baby on their chest.
And now I have a sneaking feeling that this whole "hold me while I sleep, my teeth hurt" is going to turn into "hold me while I sleep, because I decided that I really like it, so now I'm going to scream until you do".
And I won't.
This could be a REALLY long next week or so.....
Wish me luck.


Melinda said...

Oh man, I'm really sympathizing with you. Isn't sleep deprivation a form of torture? If not, it should be!

Natalie Strong said...

I wish you a lot of luck. Like they always say: This too shall pass, but it's never fun while you are going through it. Hang in there.

Jennie said...

Yikes! I'm so sorry, you must be so frustrated. Love the story from the on-call doctor! I hope she gets better soon :(

Jensons said...

I feel you pain! I've been where you are...... the only comfort I can give is that is does eventually end. I hope it is soon!

BreeAnn said...

ugh! I am sorry! I had a a couple of nights like that 2 weeks ago when Kars had the stomach flu. I wanted to die, I was so sleep deprived!