Palmer is a good baby and has been sleeping through the night for quite a while. For some unknown reason though, I can no longer sleep through the night. I wake every few hours and take about an hour to go back to sleep, if I can at all. Through the day I am exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open, but when my head hits the pillow at night I am wide awake.
A couple nights ago I was up pretty much all night. There was this constant clicking noise on the baby monitor and I could not, for the life of me, figure out where the noise was coming from. The few times I was able to tune it out and started to doze off, Palmer would cry. Each time I went in his room to check on him he had already gone back to sleep. Finally, at about 4:30 in the morning he cried good and hard. I went into the room to see him fast asleep, which was especially strange because I could still hear the crying on the monitor. That is when I realized that the children I tend had changed the channel on the baby monitor unit (they like to use it as a walkie talkie) and my receiver was picking up some other baby's cry. Sleep is very, very precious to me. I am willing to lose it for my own child, but I was pretty annoyed to lose a night of sleep over some random baby I don't know!