I Dream of Sleep

by Heligirl on March 8, 2010

in Daily Ramblings,Parenting Tidbits

Sweetness was a handful in her infancy. She screamed at just the right volume and pitch to cause dog and human alike to surrender to anything or anyone. In fact, we could have rented her out to interrogate terrorists. No one would have been able to resist. Hey, they could have recorded her more famous episodes and played them over a loud speaker in Iraq and immediately won any confrontation. Oh well, the best ideas do come after the fact, don’t they?

Well, for all her drama there was one thing she did well, and that was sleep. Cuteness was pulling 9 hour snoozes at 3 months. She was up to 12 by 9 months. Maybe she just wore herself out with all that screaming.

I wish she’d share her sleep secret with her brother. Well, as long as that secret isn’t to wear your self out by screaming all day. Mr. Man is three days from 10 months and he still can’t sleep through the night. We’re up two, sometimes three times a night and we’re EXHAUSTED! Especially now with my little poochie needing 45 minutes of my undivided attention in the mornings for monitored bathroom time, assistance in eating, physical therapy, drug administration, and physical therapy. That’s all in addition to me showering, dressing, putting on makeup, pumping milk for Mr. Man, having breakfast and cleaning up. Needless to say, I’m getting up earlier.

Last night our little bouncing baby boy was up at 1:30 am, 3:40 am and 5:30 am. I know my hubby fed him the first time. So when he woke screaming the second time I knew he couldn’t be hungry. He had his binkie so I just rubbed his tummy and turned on his music box. He cried out when I left, but passed back out. He woke with a cry at 5:30 when I was working with Daggett, but he put himself back to sleep.

As much as I’d like to do the old “cry it out” thing, the dude is sucking down 8 ounces of milk the first time he wakes, despite going to bed with a full tummy. He’s honestly hungry. They say this too shall pass, but it sure as hell better hurry up. Doesn’t the little man understand that mommy looks older when she’s not sleeping as much as she needs too?

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