We're not having good nights around here.
Two nights ago, K did the sleep in the living room with the girls thing so I could sleep through the night. Last night, I intended to return the favor, and I really tried. But Charlotte decided that she hated the world from 10pm - 4am and would not shut up! Around 1am, I started crossing over from stressed out to really pissed off, and I had to put her down and wake up K. I'm afraid to say what briefly crossed my mind because everyone will go all red flag on me, but let's remember that thoughts are not actions, and I assure you, they never will be. That's why I put the baby down, and woke up K to help me, because I simply could not stand it calmly anymore.
Just as she FINALLY went to sleep at 4am, I sent K back to bed, I put my head on my pillow on the couch, and within 30 seconds Christina was ready for her bottle and diaper change. There was much screaming of the phrase "you have got to be fucking kidding me!"
And as she was finishing up around 5am, guess who decided that she was hungry again and woke up screaming. 6am, Christina is sleeping, and Charlotte is put down, but still griping from time to time like she's going to pitch a fit. Again, I'm ready to pull my hair out, so I tag in K to come sleep on the couch so I can sleep in the bedroom. And of course, the minute it was Daddy's turn to deal with whatever might come along, everyone decided that sleep was just fantastic and K didn't have to do anything.
I had to get up about 8am to pump and then take my parents to the airport. I was tempted to buy a plane ticket to New Zealand just so I could sleep on the ride there.
K and I have now both had a night of fragmented 7 hours of sleep in the last 2 days. I have to pump even when he's taking the girls or I wake up soaking wet and in a lot of pain so we don't really let me go more than 4-5 hours without waking me up for that. Last night I got about 2 hours of sleep and then took a 2 hour nap this afternoon.
By the way, my in-laws are in town. For all of you visiting new parents, it's not fucking cute to have someone constantly teasing, talking to the babies who are very calm during the day saying "I think your mommy is lying, you don't get fussy at all! I don't know what she's talking about!" Yes, I am telling the truth, yes I'm pissed off at the world right now from lack of sleep and hours of screaming, and since I can't rip out the child's hair, don't tempt me to rip out yours instead!
Random notes - we've gone out to restaurants for the last 2 nights and the girls have slept through both experiences with no fussing at all. I'm actually rather impressed by that!
Obligatory picture of the Pissy Missy's that are pissing me off during the 3 minutes they were both asleep at the same time. Sure, be cute, make me feel like shit for being frustrated.