I don't get them ... ever. I mean unless I was seriously ill and on the verge of going to the hospital I might get to have a day to myself to rest, but other than that random scenario I don't get a day to myself.
I'm a little bitter right now, so this post might sound a tad angry.
I'm also tired of hearing about people who have children that sleep. That's not comforting to me, when my son has been waking up 1-3 times a night for the past month and thinks 4:30am is an acceptable morning wake up time. So when you tell me that your kid sleeps until 7am or later, my first reaction is to punch you in the face.
I was miserably sick yesterday ... sicker than I have been in a long time. I had a hard time sleeping that night and woke up with dull & achy pains in my back and abdomen. So of course I called my OB's office but the nurse didn't sound too concerned and just told me to rest, not go to work that night and to drink a lot of fluid. My father in law was soooo wonderful to come over for an hour between 11-12pm for me to lay down, and right has he got here I felt it. My mouth started watering and I knew I wouldn't be able to prevent it, so I ran to the bathroom and threw up for about 10 minutes. Nice.
I didn't have much of an appetite the rest of the day but managed to eat a couple pieces of toast. Brandt was AWESOME because he did take a good nap yesterday ... just over 3 hours. This never happens, so I'm pretty sure God was looking out for me that afternoon. But then he woke up twice last night and was up for the day at 4:30am, so needless to say, I have been awake since then as well. And I'm cranky.
I'm open to suggestions about toddler sleep issues. Just as long as you don't tell me how wonderfully your kid sleeps, because I'm on the verge right now.
Oh, and I think I might have changed my mind about having another baby ... I'm not sure I'm cut out for the lack of sleep thing all over again.