Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sleep, Be Not Proud

Okay, hubby says I should stop complaining about it, and just accept it as our lot in life...but I am sooo tired!  I was designed to get my 8 hours a night... so this recent period of insomnia that Aiden is going through is draining me.  Hence the recent lack of posts.  Too tired.  Same reason my laundry piled up, and the kitchen floor is rotten.  Tired.  Neeed Sleeeeeep. ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz.
I remember when Aiden was a baby, who never went to sleep for more than 45 minutes at a time.  At first everyone consoled me that breastfed babies wake a lot.  Well, to be honest, everyone I knew with babies was breastfeeding too, and their little ones the proverbial baby.  Then I was told that he'd grow into sleeping through the night.  Also a lie.  I think you either get a sleeper or a non sleeper.   Little miss Margaret is a great sleep-thru-the-nighter...unfortunately, her big brother isn't.  He's always gotten up once during the night, but for the past couple of years, he's generally gone right back to sleep.  Then, the past 6 mos. of so, he's taken to waking up, and going back to sleep in a few hours time.  If at all.
It's now almost 11:30 p.m., and the little boy has finally closed his eyes...after 3 and a half hours of my waiting with him for sleep.  And now it's time for me to close mine....because he may be waking up soon.
So, my awareness message for tonight...autism/Asperger's greatly affects sleep.  And behind every sleepy child, is a sleepy parent.
Night night.


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