Nope, not kidding. Evan has been awake since 2:45 am, when he got up to go pee and never fell back to sleep. Jayme took the fall for this one, and spent an hour on our floor (Evan sleeps on a mattress at the foot of the bed) trying to get him to back to bed, but anytime Jayme would leave him, Evan would start to cry and sit up to bang his head on the mattress. So, at 4:00, they went downstairs. Yes, I did fall back to sleep after that (I couldn't fall asleep last night - too many days of turkey eating I think - and so was working on about 2 hours of sleep at that point). Jayme didn't even know this...he took Evan on his own, I think because I had just done this on Thanksgiving.
I woke at 6:30 hearing Evan being super chatty (to Shayna), so headed downstairs to relieve Jayme, who was asleep on the couch. I'm not actually sure yet what happened while I was asleep, but I know that Evan was dressed, had eaten Goldfish and drank chocolate milk, and was working feverishly on art projects. Jayme did manage to get himself back to our bed at around 9:00.
So, now I'm bummed and grumpy. My window for running has already passed me by since we have other plans today. Evan is also having this urinary frequency and daytime wetting issue that is just escalating out of control (it started at school and I thought it was sensory based - yes, I had his urine checked - but, now I'm not so sure), and I'm trying not to get frustrated but my patience is wearing thin. I need sleep to remain calm, and I'm just not getting it. Because Evan's new standard wake up time is between 5:00 and 5:30, he has been going to bed earlier - and by earlier, I mean around 8:00 pm, but I'm not going to bed any earlier. Then, throw in a couple of days like today in one week, and UGH, I am one tired Mama.
Since I wasn't so thankful on Thanksgiving, I'll share my thankful list for today:
- I am thankful for coffee.
- I am thankful that Evan's next neurology appt is in two days, so that I can get some help and guidance with these sleeping and peeing issues.
- I am thankful for marathons since, even though I've barely been running, my next marathon in 6 days gives me a good excuse to escape for 2 days; though I'll come back even more tired and sore, I get to take off my Mama hat for a bit, which (I'm not ashamed to admit) I really need right now.
Now, here is to better sleep tonight :)