Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holy Sleep Regressions and other stuff

Hello everyone, just popping my head in from over a month ago.

I hope everything has been peachy for everyone! My life lately has been consumed with night shift, getting back to normal and sleep regressions.

We have a 9 month old baby.

Time is flying.



If this child could take this shovel/spade everywhere with her, she would. She picks it up every single time we play. I wonder what she's planning to do with it?

If you're wondering what a sleep regression is, it looks a little something like this..



Except this child is incessant. I don't know how I got so lucky up until now. Allie had been sleeping through the night since she was 7 weeks old. 

To cry it out or not cry it out is the question. 

It also doesn't help that I work night shift and my child KNOWS when i'm not there. Bless Matt and his patient heart. I let Allie cry it out last night for 30 minutes. She fell asleep. 

I immediately took a shower and cried for an hour. I felt like a horrible mother. I know, I know she has to learn sometime to self soothe, but it also signifies another milestone in getting older. 

However. In the time this child slept, I did get a shower, Hell I even shaved. 

And changed my bed sheets. 


Sometimes after a hard couple of days weeks, you need something to make you feel whole again. 

Speaking of figuring out your life: this happened. 

Crawling. Mobile. This child is in everything now. She thinks she crawls like she's been doing since she exited the womb. 

I'm a little nervous when the walking thing happens. So I will savor this for now. 






Life in the fast lane, I can't catch up. 


This girl thinks she can also drive. I don't even want to imagine those hostile teen years. Don't even try to say those years won't be hostile, they will. 

I have no idea what is coming out of this child's mouth, but I must say these sassy shades on point.




So when I'm not working, I try to be social with these gals. I might not see them as much as I need to, but i'm so thankful they are always there. Still getting used to my big bifocals! What do you think? I think my face is too small for them. 


So night shift is basically my life. See those tired nurse eyes? Those are due to not enough sleep. Can I get an Amen from all my peeps from 3W? I'm just glad this little lady doesn't mind my crazy hours.  


This is my work family. We put the fun in dysfunctional and don't even care. No, seriously though these people make my life so much better, if I have to work at night it will only be with these peeps. 


So now i'm off to go work my glorious night shift. I hope everyone has an amazing night, just wanted to pop my head in and tell everyone i'm still alive for the most part.