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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1 hour, 50 minutes

That's how much sleep I had last night. I got home from my book club rather late and finally made it to bed at midnight. Kate awakened at 1:50am and is still awake now. Len and I both tried for 2 hours to get her back to sleep but she couldn't sleep and wouldn't sit and play. Rather than risk 2 awake babies I finally just got her out of bed at 4am. Here she is, awake and energetic after only being asleep since 7pm. And no nap yesterday.

5 comments:

PinkDevora said...

Yikes. I'm feeling sorry for myself for my 5 hours of sleep. 1.5 hours...ouch. I hope your nanny is coming today so you can take a nap!

Elizabeth said...

OMG poor you! Kate is very cute but not at that time in the morning. I'd die with that little sleep! My first thought is why is Kate doing this? Please don't take any offence to my thoughts or ideas, I am just thinking out loud and wondering. I'm not a parent yet, but have done tons of babysitting and have 20 years of primary teaching under my belt. Is this Kate's way to get alone time with you, 1-1? You've mentioned you leave Kate with Jessica while you take Lucy places. Could you leave Lucy with Len in the evening and take Kate to the grocery store or to pick something up? From what you've said it doesn't sound like Kate's waking up upset, so it can't be bad dreams. Have you tried warm milk before bed? In England they have a powder called Horlicks, which they put in warm milk, very comforting and soothing. Do you think she is going through a growth spurt and simply waking up hungry. After exhausting these physical and emotional issues, this one is the hardest to suggest, as I don't think I could actually do it, but what would happen if you had her in the living room but didn't engage with her. If you gently said, "It is night-night time (or whatever you use) not play time, mama isn't going to play with you, you can play by yourself.
Keep up all posted!
My neighbour's grandson had lots of trouble sleeping, so much so her daughter went to the health food store after seeing her GP and got some melatonin drops that she used for a while. You don't want to use this long term, but it sounds like Kate is starting to develop a new habit that isn't terribly effective for anyone! Also hard to do, but try to limit her sleep today as opposite of most of your days, She may WANT a nap today.
Take care, I so love your blog,
Elizabeth

Lisa said...

PinkDevora, yes! Nanny was scheduled as I had a dentist appt, which I promptly cancelled so I could sleep! Slept from 9:30-1:30! So awesome.

Lisa said...

Elizabeth, no offense taken whatsoever. I really appreciate the comments you make and your questions here are valid. I thought it might be teething as her 2 year molars are SLOWLY coming in. But it does seem she is forming a bad pattern. I've heard of melatonin so will talk to dr about that as well. I do think it could be emotional as well. Gah. This parenting is hard.

PinkDevora said...

Great!

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