Mackenzie was sick with a fever this weekend, and sometime Saturday night, Addison decided to join in the fun as well. It was obvious that Addison did not feel as bad as Mackenzie did, but nonetheless, she was up and down all night with the rest of us.
Around three a.m., as Jeremy and I sat on the couch, each holding a fidgeting, unhappy baby, I thought, There is absolutely no way we are ever having another baby. Yes, I think it's safe to say that we had flashbacks to the worst of our first few weeks home with the girls.
After a night of maybe three cumulative hours of restless sleep, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself on Sunday. All four of us dragged around in the morning, doing the best we could with what sleep we had. Mackenzie still seemed to feel awful (no idea what was wrong, other than a fever hovering around 100-102), but Addison was not quite as puny so she went to my mom's for awhile. With the parent-child ratio at 2:1, Jeremy and I were both able to squeeze in a decent nap.
Still feeling like we had been through a night of sleep-deprivation torture, I voiced my no more children platform to Jeremy, who quickly agreed. (We aren't completely serious, by the way, and I do plan to address our thoughts on future children one of these days...)
Although Mackenzie is still weak and drained from her whatever-it-was illness, last night was blissfully near normal. With a much clearer head, I was thinking how spoiled we are with our good-sleeping babies that just a couple of nights of broken sleep left us feeling all out of sorts.
Today I read this article, about a lady whose two-year-old quite literally doesn't sleep, and I felt downright silly for complaining about a coupld of nights. My girls are pretty awesome, and their sleeping patterns are just one tiny part of what makes them so downright amazing.
What was your worst night of sleep with your kids? Saturday night was probably the closest to our first night home from the hospital, which still holds the title of WORST NIGHT of (no) sleep ever. Seriously, think about your worst sleep experience, then go read the article above and count your blessings. : )