Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Sleepness Night

This photo was taken at 3am this morning and yes, Angel has been refusing to go to sleep again. Actually Angel is really not her normal self yesterday. She was very cranky and moody for the entire day, whining and throwing tantrums all the time especially whenever I tried to put her to bed for naps. I can see that she was a bit tired but she was very energetic still and thus refuse to take her nap. Despite trying to put her to sleep ‘n’ times since the afternoon, finally I gave up and she stay awake for the entire day grumpy and grouchy. I didn’t even get to cook lunch or dinner at all because she wants me to carry her and hug her every single minute. Even during dinner time, me and hubby have to take turn to comfort our shouting and crying ‘queen’. Hubby and I did check on her from head to toe but we found nothing wrong with her ……. So that is Angel, crying and whining for the entire day for no reason :(

So finally, hubby managed to put her to bed at 10.00pm despite some crying episodes. At around 12am, she suddenly wake up in a jolly good mood and refused to go to bed again while pointing at the living room showing us that she wanted to watch DVD :( :( So in order to end her never ending whining, in the middle of the night, me and hubby was sitting in the living room watching 'Barney' until 3am until hubby and me could no longer hold our concentrations. We dragged our crying baby to bed with us where she tossed and turned + constantly kicking on me here and there until 4am before she finally dozed off.

She woke up at 7am this morning and very active, but me and hubby are extremely sleepy. I really feel like a very drunk zombie today …… hopefully I still manage to differentiate between the salt and the sugar later in the evening preparing out dinner because just now, I am cooking Angel’s porridge in our rice cooker (really blur blur already) LoL

19 comments:

little prince's mummy said...

3am?!! So energetic!
Mummy oso having sleepless nite lo~~~

Natalia said...

Angel is so energetic ya. Even though slept at 4am still can woke up early...Poor mommy & daddy...

Mummy Gwen said...

I've experienced this before with Gwen. Once in a blue moon lah..she would have this episode. When she is really sleepy then it's easier to put her to bed. Sometimes if playing too much before bedtime, sure very hard to put them to bed.

Now she don't do that anymore instead she will ask for water if she can't sleep. After that she just stays in the cot and try to sleep.

Hang in there..it shall pass.

Bonnie said...

Wow..it was really a sleepless night for you n hubby. Haha, hang on there..

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Wonderful Life said...

My Ryan also like that few months back!! Very energetic at late night, refused to lie down & kept getting up from the bed even though I switched off the lights... sigh. Besides this, he needs to feed at least twice after midnight... :(

Is Angel teething??

Mummy, take care ya...

LittleLamb said...

have u found out the root cause to this? is it 1 night or many nights alraedy?

It has never happened to me so I cant help much.

Hope u n hubby got enough rest..

take care

agnes said...

hmm, we never encountered this issue so far *touch wood*

although she is kinda restless and playful until 12am+ sometimes but if everyone 'pretend' to sleep & dont layan her.. she will roll on the bed and sleep by her own after awhile..

my mom said sometimes they will have some 'weird' days.. hope this wont last long ya.. ;)

Esmeralda said...

Oh-oh... The "day" has finally arrived for the extremely tiring night (or morning) Caroline... But thank God that Angel is fine from head to toe. Maybe it's just the "naughty bug" inside her just wanna be naughty for a day.. maybe it's the naughty Christmas bug! Haha... Anyway, u take care too, and try to catch up on some slp if u can coz I've been thru' sleeping for 2-3 hrs only recently, and it's a disaster... Take care.. and Angel, be good ya!

the little prince said...

I pengsan after read your blog...:-)

I cant imagine if my BB doing that to me...my hubby sure pengsan too!!

Serene said...

I wonder how you handle Angel especially when she is cranky all day long and even at night not willing to sleep.
Actually I have encounter this same problem with Xixi recently. She is being very cranky and "sticky" and thus I couldn't finish my homework during day time. I spent 1hour to finish feeding her a bowl of porridge, moreover I use cane to make her eat(very bad hor)! I checked her body too, no "sick symptoms" nor teething. I just can't bear with her unreasonable cry.... Teach me how to do??

Sorry for the complaining.. heheh

Kristie said...

so she slept only for 4 hrs the entire night? she is a real energizer bunny...!

try to nap the minute she naps too.

Ping said...

Wah! am still reguse to sleep keep want to play. Caroline don't worry coz me also experience this before last time Natalie also like that sleep late. But after few month she back to normal.
So you don't worry so much ya.

MommyAngel said...

Peiwun, Ya lor … I am a panda now :)

Natalie, oh …. Kids are so energetic nowadays, don’t you think so?

MummyGwen, once in a blue moon ah? Mind is like every full moon leh (means every month, sigh). But this time is most horrible …. 3am, man!!! :(

Bonnie, Oh … I joined already and it’s so nice of you ya :)

Doreen, thanks ya ….. I think she is teething but I can understand if she keeps awaking in the middle of the night ………. but energetic???

Rachel, I think the root of this is because she is not sleepy at all + teething. I think it’s few days in a roll now :( :( Actually she will do that few days in a month but I am glad that this didn’t happened to you and hope that it will never happened to you too. It’s so torturing to be so so sleepy and tired but you can’t go to bed LoL

Agnes, she is a very clingy baby ….. if she doesn’t goes to sleep will means me and hubby will not have a good night rest. She just do not want to be left alone, as if she is really afraid of being alone :(

Esmeralda, yes … although I am very tired but I am glad that she is healthy and all :) How I wish I can catch up with some naps but she is not sleeping much in the afternoon as well :( The most is ½ hour where I need to do stuffs like going to toilet, having my lunch, hanging my laundry, etc which is never going to get done if she is around :P

Yugene, Ya lor …. I will pengsan soon too.

Kristie, yes …. She needs so less sleep oh. Really do not understand why.

Peng, thanks for your advise …. I think it’s glad to hear from experience mommy like you, your encouragement is really done great to a tired mommy like me. Just hope that the period will end soon la :)

Serene, Oh …. You too?? Oh, poor Serene ……yes, Angel is very clingy and sticky to me these few days too, if I leave her sight, she will be like very afraid, etc and wants me to carries her and won’t want to get down on the floor :( Oh … about the canning …. I think I have also taken out the cane now ….. hit the table so loud but she will only stop for awhile then will continue again :( Sometimes when she saw the cane she will be very happy wants me to chase her with the cane and running happily :( :( *pengsan* Oh … talking about solution, I am sorry to say that I am still looking for a better solution. But from my experience la, just leave it and this situation will stop after awhile (maybe few day and maybe 1 week or so) …… coz this does happens to Angel almost every month. After awhile, she is back to her old self again so at the mean time, just wait for the moment to come :) Stay put ya :)

Esmeralda said...

All that matters is that our kid is doing well...

MommyAngel said...

:)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am sure you had a very tired day...
So, on the next day, Angel has back to normal? No more fussiness and crankiness?

MommyAngel said...

JT, no lah .... the next day it's still the same. Normally it will go on for at least few days to couple of weeks before she is back to normal :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Caroline,
Huh!! It lasts for so loonnnnnnnnnnnng ya! You must be super tired!

MommyAngel said...

;)