Saturday, January 12

The Days of My Fog

This week I took Fiona in for her latest round of pokes from our nice doctor and left with my own prescription. I am now officially under doctor's orders to regularly get seven hours of sleep per night. Seven hours - in a row. I don't know why he felt compelled to intervene on this. Maybe it was when the tears started with the question, "So are there any issues we need to discuss about Fiona?" and didn't stop until he left the room quite a while later. Maybe it's the shadows under my eyes that are as dark as the night that clued him in. Possibly it was when he witnessed Fiona's passionate insistence to be nursed when she heard he and I discussing its foreseeable end. Whatever the reason, our doctor said I either need to leave the house for two weeks or the family needs to gear up for a rough month while we convince Fiona of the new rules. Put on your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen, we're in for a bumpy ride.

17 comments:

Jennifer Davis said...

We will be praying for you and your family.

Oh, Fiona, don't you know that you, too, will be happier with a good night's sleep!

Sarah Megan said...

Oh Kristi, I will be thinking about ya'll. Definitely....I can see it will not be an easy task---I think we even talked about that last week.

You could always ship the other two to Abilene and I'll take care of them while you tell Fiona how its gonna be...

Love you guys!

Michelle.... said...

I'll keep you in my prayers Kristi. I so remember those times! But wouldn't trade it for anything as i'm sure you feel the same :)

sarah said...

Do I get a vote? I say go on vacation for two weeks. You deserve it. On a side note you're welcome to come here. Moriyah is the same way. Still not sleeping through the night. When I started working she would claw at my chest until i bled or fed her.

KMiV said...

YOu have a good doctor. Its also good that you and Alan have the opportunity to take turns with Fiona.

Leah said...

Kristi, you are blessed with wonderful children, a wonderful husband and an even more wonderful God. He will never leave you or forsake you. Turn to him when it's tough and rely on his strength. It may seem silly to think that this could be something that you would have a tough time with but all moms who have been able to nurse know that it is a heartbreak to have to end it.

You are such a source of strength for other people. Now it is your turn for someone to be strong for you. Call on your friends (after you call on God). We are here for you.

Amanda Peterson said...

Prayers for you, friend.

Cheryl said...

Blessings, blessings.

Praying for a swift and sleep-filled conclusion to this "season".

Kenli Shea said...

I am praying.

Allan White said...

Another bad night for you. One of the worst, it sounds like.

I wonder if she is getting enough calories to get through the night without discomfort. Perhaps we need to be jamming her little mouth full right before bed (aside from nursing).

Thanks for all the support to my wife from you ladies (and Ron :). She needs your support - it's been hard on her.

Sarah Megan said...

Judging by your Twitter....did Connor get into Woodlawn? YAY

Aimee Jo said...

Kristi--I am praying for you! I've been thinking about you so much and I'm sorry that you are having such a hard time right now.
I will pray that this will pass quickly and you both will begin feeling better due to getting more sleep at night.

Glenn said...

Ron, I am not sure what you meant when you said that Alan and Kristi could take turns???

OK Fiona, this is Grandaddddy speaking, just knock it off, and let your Mom get some sleep!! Now that should get the job done.

kristi w said...

Allan & I laughed at the idea of taking turns as well, dad. I'm sure Ron meant just while she is awake - not the nursing part. But even that is a little laughable. Allan has to be able to think clearly for his job, so taking turns at night is not an option right now.

Thanks for all the encouragement, everyone.

brenda said...

You are one tough cookie, you can do anything! I believe in you and it will be so worth it in the end.

KMiV said...

Yeah, I was trying to be funny.

I could always say to Lori, "You know if I could I would," which lets us off the hook. Helps guys sleep better knowing that the spirit is willing...

Hope you are getting more sleep.

rebecca marie said...

i'm just stopping by to say that i've been praying about this. my cameron was not a sleeper. she didn't sleep through the night until she was eighteen months, then it was irregular at best. i understand the life of the sleep deprived mother. somedays, you actually think it will kill you, and other days you just don't care either way.

i'm on your team kristi, and i hope that you have experienced relief since you posted this. i will keep praying about it for you.