Thursday, May 7, 2009

Strange Times

Yesterday turned out to be something of a rough day for me. For some reason, things have been "off" around here fore quite some time. It is difficult to explain, but something just doesn't seem right with Jamie, for starters. We have had issues with him waking up and crying for extended periods of time for no apparent reason. He did this yesterday evening for two hours. That means that my entire evening was spent alternately trying to console him and trying to ignore the ceaseless bawling. It was difficult, and eventually brought me to the point where I felt like I needed to get outside and scream at the top of my lungs. I was terrified that he would cry all night. I was in tears by 10 p.m. and I was absolutely fried.

Cody was also acting a bit strange, and when I put him to bed he complained of being really cold. I had to give him an extra blanket for the night, which is unusual for him, and his forehead felt a little warm to me. I was concerned, but I put him to bed anyway. He woke up before the evening was over and asked for water. Mike was home by then and agreed there was something wrong, but it was hard to put a finger on what the problem was.

Then there was me. I have been feeling somewhat weak and at times queasy lately, and yesterday was no exception. Then, during all the stress of the evening I realized that I hadn't felt my baby move all evening. That is unusual also, as I usually have the tar kicked out of me for the entire evening. I then began to worry about the baby. By the time the evening was over, I did feel movement, but not as extreme as normal. As it turns out, baby is back to "kickboxing pro" status tonight. Phew.

Today, after we went out to get the mail (our big outing for the day) I put both boys and myself to bed. That was at 10:30 a.m. I did not expect Cody to sleep, and by extension I did not figure that I would sleep either. I was wrong. He woke me up just before 1 p.m., and Jamie slept til 1:40 p.m. Wow! That felt good! I think we were all slightly better today, but I am still exhausted. The baby is moving though, and that is what is important. Hopefully Jamie will not be up tonight with issues, whatever they may be. I think I'll sign off for now, as it is late and I am getting a bit of a headache. Tomorrow is a new day, and I pray it will be a good one for all of us. Goodnight.

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