Sleep Child Sleep | Thriftanista in the City

11.30.2010

Sleep Child Sleep

Little Miss sleeps through the night *knocks wood* (I can't stop speaking Twitter). Her bedtime routine normally starts around 7:30pm. She wakes around 3am. I feed her and she falls back asleep until around 6am. I bring her into our bed and nurse her again where I can maybe squeeze about 1 to 2 more hours out. This has been going on for about a week or 2. I think. My days/hours still run together and I'm hardly ever aware of exact times. I am so grateful for this. I know it could be worse but.....

I really wish she would take three 2 hour naps AND sleep through the night. Yes, I'm greedy like that. I like to have my cake and eat it too. I'd like to be able to do things like clean, cook, eat, and craft now that I'm having so much good sleep. Instead, I spend the day putting her down for naps. Swaddling and rocking for a nap that could very well be 10 minutes long. I go through this routine a minimum of 5 times a day. It's exhausting. She fights sleep. She fights the swaddle. She's also getting heavier and heavier (mom's milk is good *fist pump*). 

I wouldn't insist on these naps if she were chilled out but she isn't. She has about 1 hour in her before she turns into a crank monster. Why are babies like this? Why do they refuse the sweetness of a good long nap?

In case the sleep gods are reading I want to reiterate: Naps AND (not instead of) night sleep.

5 comments

V dot said...

Maybe a little whiskey would help? For you, not her.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

Honey, she's a person, not a kitten! She won't sleep that much until she's about, oh, 15!

But she will start doing things to entertain herself, and then you will get some of You back.

Hugs.

El

V dot said...

@Ellen,

Love any reference to kittens!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

V dot...

Achoo!

Tricia Hersey said...

Yes, once she can sit up and entertain herself on the floor with toys and playing with her feet and hands you will have more time to do you. Saheim would cruise in his walker for hours just exploring. I feel you.

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