A “somewhat surprise” trip to Kelowna (we arrived a day earlier than Mum expected us to) this past weekend for Mum’s retirement and birthday parties. We arrived at her office mid-afternoon and as we came around the corner to her desk, Nicholas heard her talking on the phone. He quietly enquired, “Nana?” and walked toward her voice just as she was hanging up the phone. She sprung out of her chair and scooped him up, with a look of shock on her face. We thought, for sure, she knew we were arriving a day early, even though we’d told her Patrick couldn’t get 2 days off work, but she seemed genuinely surprised.
She was finishing up the last few tasks before walking away from her desk for the last time to join the ranks of the retirees. What fun! The next day was her birthday as well as her first day of retirement. I know we’ll see a lot more of her now that she’ll have more time on her hands – lucky for Nicholas that his grand-parents live so (reasonably) close that he can seem them quite a few times a year.
Nicholas’ sleeping trend continued on for a 3rd night and then went the complete opposite end of the spectrum. He was miserable and screaming during every naptime and multiple times through the night, wanting to nurse non-stop. It was exhausting!
On top of that, I have been struggling with sleep since the end of January – I’ve only been able to sleep a maximum of 2-3 hours at a time, no matter when I try to sleep (during the night or day). I had hoped that this long weekend away would help me get back on track, but Nicholas’ lack of a reasonable sleep pattern didn’t help me with that (if it would have worked, anyways). Maybe next weekend when we’re visiting Patrick’s parents…