Mark and I made it to Kayenta, AZ our first night of driving. It took us a little over 5 hours to get here, so we got here around 11pm. Abbie fell asleep in the car around 9pm and she woke up at 11pm when we got here. And she pretty much hasn't slept at all since we got here, which means neither have I. It's 5:15am now.... I just cannot sleep in the same room as her. They had a pack n play for her to sleep in, and I put her mattress in it and she rolled around like crazy in it for about an hour, constantly making grunting noises and sometimes babbling, until she finally started to cry. So then I brought her to bed with us and tried to nurse her to sleep, but 2 adults, a baby and 2 weina dogs in a full sized bed just doesn't work out for anyone. I didn't sleep at all. So then I moved over to the other bed with her and she's been not still for a second and now she's wide awake next to me. And I haven't slept at all. We should have just kept driving. She would have slept better in the car and I would have at least felt productive not getting any sleep. This is going to be a LONG drive home. I'm hoping at least maybe tonight she can have her own room at my aunt and uncle's house. I know they have spare bedrooms so if we can put her in one of the empty ones, that'd be great and maybe I'd get a few minutes of sleep. This pretty much sucks though.
The desert is VERY dark at night. We couldn't see anything off of the road driving up here. It was 66 degrees when we left home and 2 hours later driving nort there was 6 inches of snow on the ground and it was 28 degrees. CRAZY! The snow actually made it feel like Christmas though. Hopefully the weather holds out for us until we get home.
She is making a ton of noise right now, and I have the TV on and Mark's sleeping through all of it. I really wish I could sleep like he does sometimes. I am not at all looking forward to the rest of this trip where we have to share a room with her. I literally have not slept at all tonight and I think I'm going to wake Mark up now and get on the road again bc he can sleep in the car and Abbie will actually sleep in the car too. This just isn't working.
Sorry your first day of travling was so rough! I was desperate for company when I drove home 2 weeks ago. 16 hours, and a stuffed bear ... not so much. But now I'm thinking my bear was pretty good company! ;)
Hey Hun, sorry it's been rough so far, i hope it gets easier and everyone can get some sleep! Can't wait to see you!! -Rachel
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