Monday, March 10, 2008
A new week
Last week I had to work late a couple of nights and Bob ended up having to work late one evening as well, so needless to say Payton did not have a good week. I think the hardest part of WS for me (so far) is the inability for her to adjust to a routine change. The evening Bob was working late my sister happened to come over and Payton was a mess. Screaming, crying, unable to control herself. Sara made the comment that it's one thing to hear about her having these meltdowns but it's a totally different feeling when you actually see Payton having the meltdowns (over something as simple as her father having to work late). Alas, it's a brand new week and I'm hopeful it will go much smoother for her. She's been up since 3:30am-so hopefully she will crash hard tonight. I really cannot fathom how she survives on such a lack of sleep. Melatonin helps her drift to sleep but even last night she was awake after just one hour of sleep. And, I feel guilty towards Koen because after being up off and on all night (okay, most of the night) with her it's hard to feel rested/rejuvenated to spend quality time with him. I'm so anxious for her to see the developmental pediatrician in KC. Surely he can give us some ideas for her sleep, anxiety, etc. For now, I'm counting down the days until her appointment.