Friday, October 1, 2010

Lullaby, and goodnight

Night getting many of those lately...good nights.

My lovely 6 month old has not slept through the night in more than a month after a good long stretch of 7pm-6am sleeping.  First, I thought it was teething, but restless sleep for a month?  Then she got a cold and was congested for a good 2 weeks, so that was crappy sleep for sure.  That was 2 weeks ago and still, she stirs and cries around 3am, and many times wakes up completely at 4am or so.  I refuse to get her up out of the crib then, so I'm relegated to giving a pacifier and turning back on her white noise machine.  I am getting better at letting her cry it out and get back to sleep, but with a husband that gets called into work at any time, I try to keep things quiet at night.  I'm ever so hopeful she'll figure out what's up and straighten herself back into the sleeper she's been before.

On the plus side, naptime has really improved.  She used to sleep through the night and fight tooth and nail at naptime.  Now, it's a bit reversed.  So... let's get this settled, kid, mommy is much more pleasant when she's well-rested.

What scares me a little is that we are going out of town next weekend for Danny's cousin's wedding and I'm not looking forward to our little nighttime ritual in a hotel room, after a 4 hour drive.  Oh well, guess you never know what happens until you experience them and kids never rise to the occasion unless occasions happen.  And I know I will not have a fitful sleeper forever (better not, anyway).

Other than that, she's cute as hell!