Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: silver spring, md
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DDs are 25 months and almost 5 yrs. DD#1 is getting over the stomach flu, DD#2 is still nursing several times a night. Also DH has a nasty chest cold thing with violent coughing (and has high blood pressure so can't take a lot of meds).
So i'm exhausted what with DD#1 waking up to puke, DD#2 waking up to nurse, and DH waking up to cough violently and spit out the nasty stuff that comes up. BUT he NEVER wakes up when one of the girls needs something. The way he explains it, he's onlyl got 2 settings- deep sleep where he doesn't wake up or not really sleeping at all b/c he's on high alert, so please don't ask him to do that. (I'm a SAHM, but DD#1 is in preschool 4 days a week and DD#2 wakes up at about 6:30 no matter what, so it's not like I can sleep in after a rough night).
I have been coping very well IMHO but this morning I about quit. As DH was getting ready to go to work I said something like, well do you suppose I'll ever get to have REM sleep again?
His response was to roll his eyes, say he was sure I was exaggerating and why must I express such pessemism? OF COURSE he thinks I'm exaggerating HE NEVER WAKES UP!! I have to elbow him in the ribs and yell for 2-3 minutes if, say, both kids were to be puking at once and I needed help.