Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When Does Sleep Return?

A couple of months ago, we finally started sleeping around here. Levi started sleeping through the night around the end of his 10th month. It was bliss.

Then came July 4. Our neighbors shoot off firewords for WEEKS. Caleb has reached the age where he realizes that things/noises/figments of his imagination are scary. So, he had a hard time sleeping for several weeks, and one of us slept in his room quite a lot. He finally did recover from that, and we all started sleeping again.

Then came our trip to New Mexico. I'm not really sure what set Caleb off, but he refused to go to sleep unless one of us was in the room with him. He's been going to sleep on his own since he was just a little baby, so I'm not sure why he's having trouble all of a sudden. He can't really tell us what's wrong, either. Just WAILING and BANGING if you leave him in his room alone. My genius husband came up with idea to set a timer and tell him we'd be back when the timer went off to sing him another song. It works pretty well at naptime (yesterday I only had to come back once), but not so well at night. But, it now is only taking us an hour and a half to get him to sleep instead of 3-4, so I guess that's progress.

Levi was up before 6am this morning, and his mommy went to bed at 1am after trying to finish defensive driving online (unsuccessfully). Then I heard my bedside alarm going off in CALEB'S room where it was left from the night before when I slept in there. Apparently he turned it on sometime yesterday. So, 10 minutes after I put Levi back to bed, Caleb was awake (at 6:15) telling me he was hungry.

Ok, that's all I can get to because Levi is sitting by the computer with a diaper that smells so bad I can hardly breathe. *sigh* The joys of parenting.

1 comment:

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

Ahhh, the joys of motherhood! I miss the diaper days-----Umm NOT! But you get stuff that mine has outgrown, the big goofy baby grins. The wonder in their eyes from seeing something new---there is not too much new to a 10 year old (they pretty much know it all--or think they do) The snuggle bugs! They still come but not near as often as I would like!



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