1.28.2008

Back to square 1 (AM...)

So, it must have been a freak accident that she was up from 1h45 to 3h30 last night, right?*** That every time I thought I had gotten her back to sleep, she heard my head turn longingly towards the door (I swear!) and promptly woke up with a jolt and a scream?

I suspect that biological clock thing also has to do with the fact that it's much easier to skip a night's sleep early on in your life than in your 40's...

That whole sleeping thing has me more and more puzzled as time goes by. It seems like she NEEDS to cry to finally be able to fall asleep. For example, she was obviously tired this afternoon at nap time. I rocked her for over a half hour: she was NOT closing her eyes, even if she was quiet. I put her in the crib (oh, the insult!), left the room for a few minutes, came back and picked her up: she immediately stopped howling, settled in my arms and fell asleep in about 2 minutes. As if she understood I meant business... And if by exception she goes to sleep without a peep at night, she'll tend to wake up more often during the night.

For those of you who offered to exchange e-mail and ideas, I'll do it soon, I promise!

Daddy is on duty tonight. I'll be unconscious in about 25 minutes.

Being so cute is an essential survival skill at 2AM...
(The funny part is that the pigtails stayed up even after I took off the little clips! :o)














*** I'm quite happy in my little denial island here.
Please don't take me away from it.
Thank you.

3 commentaires:

Gen, Eric & Kyle a dit…

That is a great way to look at it...cry then sleep..whatever works!! I can relate to the lack of sleep today...Kyle had a horrible cough last night from 11-2 and I don't think I slept for a minute during that time. Not to mention the hour of rocking, water giving, raising of the mattress, salinex etc...Good thing they are so cute even at 2 a.m.!!! You and Seb have a great system for nights....that is such a gift!!

Anonyme a dit…

Yes, my little darling was up from 2:30 until 5 something. I finally layed on the couch with her after trying to walk, rock, lay her in bed and try to get her to go back to sleep and then tried to get her to lay in bed with us. She did lay with me on the couch and babble while she lay still and fell to sleep at I don't know what time because I think I passed out before she did. Yes it is harder in your 40's!!!

Tori a dit…

I haven't looked at your blog in a while, but I had to check to see that I didn't write some of your entries! The feelings are so similar! We've been home for a year and a half and still deal with sleep issues. Just when you think you have them licked, they change. I haven't figured out if it's just adopted children or all children, but in the end, it doesn't matter. You know better than any sw what your child needs. Sometimes it feels like a big experiment, but I assure you, it will work out. You'll feel it and she (and you) will be more than fine. Wonderful, in fact.
And btw, Red is adorable!
Cheers,
tori