Sleep Deprivation

I'm a researcher.  I like to find everyone's opinion, so that once fully educated, I feel I can make a sound decision.  For the past 7 weeks, I have read what feels like every sleep book ever written. I have asked friends, I've consulted the internet.  While E is a great night sleeper, she is pretty stuck to her 3 hour routine both day and night.  And don't get me started on napping! We'll just say she's not a fan...

Ok, so you parent veterans are probably giggling to yourselves as I try to figure out this whole sleep thing.  As the echos of my mom's voice haunt me each and every night: "You were sleeping through the night at 4 weeks!" Let's go through the list of what we've tried here at Casa de Kuda...

Earlier bedtime, later bedtime, bath before bedtime, bath in the morning, wide awake before bedtime, napping before bedtime. The oh-so-fun dreamfeed!  Nothing seems to extend her sleeping at night!

So according to my schedule, I went in for my "dreamfeed" at 11 o'clock the other night, only to find E so conked that there was no way she was going to stir enough to eat anything.  I went back to bed, feeling defeated. Paul patted me on the shoulder, "Just try again tomorrow." What happens next? I wake up at 4 am panicking...Is E ok? As I snuck into her room, there she was, my sweet little breathing girl, sleeping away as if she has done it every night since she was born.  She slept through the night! I am a champion mom!  Baby books? Internet? I laugh at you!  I was actually so excited that I could not go back to sleep to save my life, and woke Paul to tell him the news.

Now, before I get ahead of myself I am fully aware that this may have been a fluke, and she is only 7 weeks old.  I am fully prepared for another night of every 3 hours, on the hour for another month or two. But God is good, and He knew both E and I needed more than 2 or 3 hours of sleep at a time last night.  This morning was a happy time, all of us smiling in disbelief of this first.

Happy E = Happy Parents!

Hope everyone is having a happy and restful week!

Mrs. Kuda

1 comment:

  1. Yipppeee! And boy oh boy am I just a little jealous :)


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