Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ugh. We've been having some major sleep issues over the past couple of days. So when I was typing my last post on Sunday, I mentioned that Marc had brought her upstairs for her nap. Well guess who decided that she just wasn't going to take a nap that day. Little Miss Sunshine, that's who. She's never not taken a nap, but I didn't think too much of it- I just figured we would put her to bed a little earlier that night. Um, yeah, by 10:00 that night, she was still awake, going on her third hour of screaming. And we're not talking crying- she was screaming, like nothing I've ever heard before. Quite possibly the most traumatic couple of hours of my life. Marc was finally able to get her to sleep, only to have her wake up again at 4am and act like it was 4:00 in the afternoon. She wanted to turn the lights on and read some books and have cereal. She finally crashed again at 5:30 am. And did I mention we had to go to work in the morning? That was super fun. Surprisingly, she did really good at daycare that day.
Monday night was basically a repeat, but not quite as bad. But again, not a whole lot of sleep going on. Last night was a struggle to get her to fall asleep, but once she did, I said a prayer that she would sleep through the night and get the rest she needed. And 12 hours later, little miss woke up feeling refreshed and back to her normal self. She also had an extra long nap at my parents house today too. Such a relief!
Before I became a parent, I had no idea how difficult it would be to figure out how to deal with sleeping issues. I've also learned that each kid is totally different when it comes to sleeping, mine just happens to be the EXTREMELY sensitive type. But she's so cute when she's well-rested, isn't she?
Posted by Amanda on Wednesday, March 11, 2009