I kinda got a little bitchy over a comment last night. Normally, I would just shrug it off, and keep going; but I'm suffering serious sleep deprivation and I just snapped. Last night, I managed to get to sleep around 12:15, BabyQueen was up at 2:30, Teen Queen up at 2:45, both running around until about 5 am, then TQ up at 7, BQ up at 7:30, and I gave up at 8. I've managed to log in a whopping 8 hours of sleep in the last 72. The insides of my eyelids are lined with 40 grit sandpaper and my brain functions are veering dangerously close to psychotic meltdown territory.
Both of the girls have suffered hyperactivity and insomnia since they were babies. There were a couple of years while they were toddlers when I managed on 3-4 hours of sleep a night. Starting school was the best thing that ever happened to me. I can't tell you how many times I've dropped them off at school in my pjs knowing I was headed right back to bed. Summer is hell. We're together 24-7 for 3 months. Nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide.
Now add in a healthy dose of PMS hormone influx. I swear, the 7-10 days before their periods are hell. TQ has been up an almost constant 48 hours. BQ has managed a couple of naps, but I haven't been able to sneak one in there. We're currently giving the girls 50 mg of melatonin, 2 mg clonidine, 5 mg Abilify and 2 tbs of ZZZZQuil. Nothing. Like giving 'em Red Bull. So I've got a call in to their dr. to see what other options we have short of clubbing them into unconsciousness.
So please forgive me, I've got hopes of a full night's sleep tonight, and I'll be back to my normally sunny self.