Dd2 is idk, teething? She is 20 months and recently got one of her 2 year molars She's woken twice an hour since bedtime. Usual for her is every 1-2 hours. I can handle that, but not this. I simply cannot sleep, not knowing whether I have 15 or 45 mins to do so, and to be honest it's taking all I have not to scream at her or run away. I've given her Tylenol and advil (first time ever for both) but it's not helping. I also had a migraine this evening before this even started. Let's just say that hasn't improved.
It's Easter weekend. We have great activities planned with dd1 in mind. I just don't know how I am going to cope with no sleep, or how I am going to keep the worst of my mental state hidden from DD1 (a very astute 8 year old). DH willingly gets up with DD2 in the morning, but lately (another indication of teething I think), that transition involves much screaming on Dd2's part before she will get up with him. And it's hard (for me anyway) to fall asleep after 7 am when I've been screamed at for a while.
I love both my kids immensely, and wouldn't want to undo having either of them. I just wish that it were easier to be there for BOTH of them. I'm not very emotionally present for the 8 year old at the moment. She was a bad sleeper herself (worse even than DD2), but at least then it was only DH that saw what I went through, and I didn't need to hold it together for him.