Maddening. That's what it is.
I've reported already about Lucy's middle of the night pees. Well, there were some details left out of that report. Sometimes she pees at 1, 2, even 3 am. This is fine and understandable. Sometimes she pees at 1, 2, even 3 am in her bed. This is understandable. Sometimes she pees at 1, 2, even 3 am in her bed and then stays up for 1, 2, even 3 hours playing or yelling, or crying really loud. This is not fine and not understandable.
For the past five nights Craig and I have been deprived of sleep between the hours of midnight and 4 am. I read about a study done on cortisol--this little thing helps regulate your hormone levels. It is produced and does its job primarily between the hours of midnight and 4 am while you are sleeping. Is it any wonder I feel I'm losing my mind?
This is not fine. We have taken away the night light, then the hall light (to mask anything she could possibly tinker around with in a shroud of darkness), still, in pitch black she manages to stay up for no apparent reason for hours at a time. I am really tired and ready for drastic measures. Please help if you can, or if you can't, do you have any extra cortisol?