Hold on to your hats! This year is going to be the greatest! Ha ha, just kidding, it’s joke time here at la casa Peppery. I am so flooping tired I forgot how to be my regular grumpy self. Not sure what has induced this recent spate of fitful sleeping in my guy E, but … More Happy 2020! Same as the Old 2020 but so much less Baba Wawa (sadface)
My dude E slept through the night last night for the first time in a couple weeks, so A and I did, too. The house is filled with delight. Delight, I say! And snores — those too. I have also been taking advantage of his unbroken sleep to read while tucked in bed with a … More Patron saint of heating pads and regrets
Sometimes I get down, thinking that the only way I can control the way I eat is to strictly control it. If I think, Okay, you can have something sweet, I am already halfway through the giant bag of gummy candy. It feels like garbage. The IBD-AID diet is helping me feel like I am not garbage, but … More The Distant Allure of Control
We are sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again. Wait, scratch that. We WERE sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again, until E and I got colds. Colds tend to wipe out any progress we make — or at least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It’s either that or … More To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Aye, there’s the BITE, BITE OW OW I BIT MYSELF MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
I get irrationally proud of myself when I accomplish a small task, say, like ferrying cash to the bank and depositing it successfully. Like, in the movie of life, I am not Uncle Billy. I brought money to the bank. It’ll be withdrawn almost immediately to pay for tree treatments* but, still. The money. Is … More Small Successes for This Week
SLEEP Guess who started sleeping through the night consistently? It lasted for two whole weeks. Then E had a session of botox and phenol to loosen his leg muscles, and boy, were they tight, and suddenly — no more night sleeping. He gets up every two-three hours or so. I’m hoping this is a side … More Kid Update
Yes, a good thing has been happening: E is sleeping through the night regularly. And by sleeping through the night, I mean he sleeps for 8-10 hours without waking up. And by regularly, I mean more than two nights in a row. And now that I have typed all that, I want to delete it. … More But there was a good!
Yep, Still Bad Still not prepared for the bad days when they come. E’s sleep has gotten worse, not better — we’re in week two of nights where A and I get a few hours of sleep each, an hour at a time, and E sleeps on us. It is bad, it is bad, it … More Bad Days
O HAI YOU MAY REMEMBER MY BABY WHO DOES NOT SLEEP Once again, Baby E (or maybe I should transition to just plain E, or maybe Little E? He laughs when we say “little” these days) has not been sleeping well. We don’t know why. The neurologist can’t really say, though he did raise E’s … More So tired. Soooo tired.
I am happy to say that I have solved the age-old conundrum: the answer is ALWAYS sleep. (Short-sleepers, you can kiss my ass. Then you can travel way back in time and sleep with my ancestors — that’s BONE, not actual ZZZs sleep — so I too can possess your miraculous genes. Get thee hence, jerkos) … More Cake or sleep?