I didn't sleep at all Wednesday night. Ok. Maybe little pockets of sleep here and there but I saw every hour on the clock and I saw big chunks of each hour. Little pockets / big chunks = acceptable measurement of time in my world. Last night I slept from maybe 9pm to 11pm. I went back to sleep but woke up again at 1, then 2, then 2:30 and then I gave up. I am working from a massive sleep deficit. Sleep - deep sleep - allows the body to repair the small muscle tears that happen during normal every day activity. Not having deep sleep for two nights in a row means increased pain levels, especially so someone like me with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, autoimmune issues... The day after Cosy Day also means increased pain levels. I'm a hot mess right now but I'll survive.
Here's the recap from yesterday - I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do since Cosy wasn't feeling well and since I was so tired and dragging but I still got way too many photos!
We picked baby girl up from our regular pick-up/drop-off spot. We got there early, mom was already there and ready for us, which is nice. It's the little things like that which make the process easier.
We were contemplating going to story time at the library but I was honestly just too tired. I was afraid to sit anywhere for long because if I got sleepy it was all over. My Aunt Ginger and Uncle Carl were coming up to spend the day so we decided to head back home.
I think I've mentioned how our new covered porch makes an excellent playpen. Not a "leave the child unattended" playpen because the slats in the railings are space wide enough apart that Cosette could fit through if she tried... but enough of a playpen that we can just get comfy and watch her play without having to get up and redirect her away from stairs or the cat litter or anything else her curious little self might get into. We spent a big part of the day out on the porch.
We went back up to the covered porch to hang out with Mawmaw and Ginger and Carl. She had her lunch up there - two string cheese sticks, a banana and a bag of dried apples. She wanted SO VERY BADLY to drink my sweet tea from Chickfila but Mommy and Daddy say no to that. She asked for that cup all. day. long. She would eventually give up and drink water but then a few minutes later she would go back to asking for the tea. We ordered pizza for lunch for the grownups - but as per usual I don't eat lunch when we have Cosy. If I combine pain with a higher activity level, not to mention getting overheated by playing so hard with baby girl - I get really sick. Throw up sick. I dislike throw up sick so I just don't eat if I am in a lot of pain and can't just "chill" until my food settles.
She played with my makeup brushes - which is funny because she's maybe seen me put on makeup once or twice in her whole life and her mom doesn't wear makeup but Cosette still knew what to do with the makeup brushes!
She found a package of alligator clip bows that I've been saving for her. The clip is too big and rough to clip onto her elastic headbands. She doesn't have enough hair yet to gather it into a clip. So she took the bows and put them in daddy's hair... and daddy pinned bows to her clothes which frustrated her!
She found my old cheap cheaters (reading glasses) and put them on like sunglasses and wanted to go outside. The grass was itchy to her feet so she had her dad carry her. Then she directed him to take her to the flowers so she could pick flower petals... which she then threw up into the air and giggled as they drifted to the ground. This is something we did last week so I'm surprised she remembered. She's a smart girl!
We spent a hour or so doing all of those things and several times attempted to get her to sleep but that stuffy nose... she couldn't lay flat. I tried bouncing with her. She would lay her head on my shoulder and would get sooooo close to going to sleep but breathing through her stuffy nose was just too frustrating/distracting and she would wake right back up.
Because Cosy didn't get a good nap, we asked Tasha if she wanted to pick her up a little early... and in exchange let us have Cosy long enough to have an early dinner with her - i.e. just have a little visit - on Sunday afternoon as that is Austin's short day. He gets off at 2. She agreed... and also agreed to pick her up at our house - which was awesome because I didn't have to get back out or leave our company... and it all felt like such great progress. I'm really grateful. We don't know what the near future is going to look like with my mom's cancer... Austin's time off from work gets flipped around a lot during the holidays... having a little flexibility is going to be really important and I'm really grateful that Tasha was willing to work with us yesterday. And of course, it benefits her too because she was worried about Cosy since she was sick and hadn't napped well. It was a win-win for everybody, but especially for Cosy. Every time her parents are able to come to an agreement about ... anything ... I consider it a victory for Cosy.
After baby girl went home... and Jamie's parents picked her up... we got Chinese takeout for dinner and after that I crashed. But I didn't sleep well so I'm hoping today with be one of those days that I can just rest in the nest and nap if I need to.
I have some adorable Facetime screenshot photos of Oliver to share in my next blog entry so come back tomorrow! Happy Weekend, y'all! Love and hugs!