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SLEEP!

I haven't posted here about Abby's sleep issues lately because I have been keeping it isolated on her RS blog. I am thrilled to announce that the Melatonin is working!!! She is sleeping! It is wonderful. I was skeptical to say the least but I am now a believer.

Since the day she started taking it she has slept ALL NIGHT LONG.

When I look back over the past almost four years it amazes me what we have lived through. The appointments and tests and surgeries and hours of therapies. It has been a little crazy. The funny thing is that the things that feel the most frustrating are the little things. The cancelled doctors appointments. The small daily battles with the insurance company. The ear infections. The countless sleepless nights. Those were probably the worst. There is something about years of compounded sleepless nights that make all of those other small things seem like mountains.

Every moment rocking a crying child mid-night terror. Every time you wake up RIGHT as you just fell asleep. Every morning you get up after three hours of sleep and realize you now have to semi-function for the rest of the day. It feels like dying a little inside. The idea that we did that for years and years makes me shutter. What did we miss out on in our haze? What would have been different if we had been sleeping soundly?

Time to leave the past behind us and enjoy our much needed sleep!

7 comments:

Paulette 11:43 AM  

This is wonderful! Although I don't know you personal, I have been praying for you and your family daily since I found your blog...(which was because of a giveaway)... You and you're beautiful girls are an inspiration to me! I am so so happy for you guys!

ferfischer 12:03 PM  

What? I'm not the only one living in a fog? Glad you seem to be coming out of it for now - sleep is so important. (now I wish I could too)

Lindsey 2:29 PM  

I have heard from several people that Melatonin works like magic. Interesting! So glad she is sleeping better :)

Kristen 2:56 PM  

F - I keep praying that something will work for Cici so you can ALL get some sleep! Getting sleep every night has been like a huge weight lifted that has been there for almost four years.

P - Thanks so much for your prayers! I think some days we survive on caffeine and prayers along. :D

Christina 6:24 PM  

Oh yea! yea for sleep!! :-)

Anonymous 12:58 PM  

Yea! People with kids who sleep soundly form infancy have no idea how terrible the alternate is. Hope this is the new way of life for you guys! My daughter started sleeping through the night around 20 months...she's now 3 and I still haven't recovered from that time! I think sleep deprivation for long periods of time ages you a decade, of which you can maybe get 5 years back once you start sleeping again. Even with her sleeping well, I still have yet to feel "refreshed".

Kristen 2:25 PM  

Anon - I am guessing that feel refreshed is something that none of us are getting until our kids are out of the house (if ever). :D

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