Friday, May 15, 2009

Ahhhh...

It is amazing how much you appreciate 8 hours of sleep after a week of sleep deprivation. Pure bliss.

I can't say for certain what caused Jillian's sleeplessness. A tooth still has not made an appearance, so perhaps it isn't teething. I'm always thinking she might be teething but then nothing comes of it. So annoying. Perhaps it was something related to the diarrhea, which has improved significantly. The doctor had her start antibiotics Wednesday night, but the improvement happened so quickly after her first dose that I don't know if it was really the meds that made the difference or whether it was just time to get better. Either way we're in a much better place, so I'll cast my compulsive need to understand the cause of all problems aside.

And many of you are right. Despite all the sleeplessness, Jillian was generally a very happy baby when awake. Everybody is always commenting on how smiley her pictures are. What I haven't mentioned is that I have trained Jillian to smile for the camera. Now all I have to do is break it out, and she immediately erupts into a great, big grin! Maybe she could go into baby modeling. Jeramy might like it, because then her could make a career out of being a pageant dad rather than going back to work. Of course he also finds exploiting your children distasteful, so maybe that wouldn't work out after all.

5 comments:

JamieD said...

Eight hours! Bliss!! I hope Jillian starts feeling better soon. And bless your heart for managing all of the liquid poo!!

Nicky said...

Yay for continuous sleep!

Could still be teething. They tend to push up and then recede, over and over and over again. Damn teeth. :)

Sunny said...

Whew! I'm glad to hear that you got through that awful whatever-that-was. (Which I agree with Nicky, could still be the teeth. With Bean, sometimes he'll be grumpy and sleepless, then things will go back to normal for a while, then back to the grumpy and sleepless for the final push of the teeth.)

Jen said...

You guys are right. Teeth suck. And if Jillian is anything like me they are going to require boatloads of cash for orthodontia. I say skip teeth and just put dentures in!

Kelly said...

Yay for 8 hours of sleep! I'm glad Miss Jillian is finally feeling better so Mom and Dad can get some much needed rest:)