Monday, April 07, 2008

So I don't remember her as the perfect sleeper two years from now...

Dear Elyn,

Do you remember your daddy taking this picture last week? Probably not because you were sound asleep. I had just fed you and you fell asleep in my arms. It was so sweet and so rare that I asked your daddy to go and get the camera. This was about 8pm. You didn't wake up again until 4:30am! I was so excited! Actually, I had a hard time sleeping because I kept waking up to hear if you were awake. That was a great night!

It also gave me false hope.

I didn't know that babies came with an internal alarm clock until I had your sister. It's absolutely amazing! For the past 4 nights, you have woken up EVERY THREE HOURS!!!!!

On the dot.

Last night, 12:37am, 3:37am, 6:37am. Ughhhh!!!!!!

When are you going to start sleeping more? Because you are wearing me out!

I think when I get out of bed to go in and get you, I will be annoyed because you woke me up again. But, I never am. You greet me with a smile and a laugh (are you making fun of me?).

I settle into our chair and feed you and then put you back in bed. Each time I do I think, "She'll probably sleep 5 or 6 hours this time." I'm wrong.

So, little girl, after reading this, I hope you understand that I love you, but I NEED you to sleep longer stretches. Your sister spoiled me. It seems she always slept long stretches at night. Even now, she sleeps for 12 solid hours and takes a 2 hour nap. Don't you want to be like her?

You are napping right now so I am going to whisper in your ear..."Sleep 6 hours at night, sleep 6 hours at night, sleep 6 hours at night". Maybe it will work.

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Sara said...

Yikes..every three hours is rough! I got terribly spoiled with Laura as she has always been a good sleeper. So far, Grant has followed suit, but he is only three weeks old. The last couple of nights, he has done 4 hour stretches. I'll take it!

Hope your sleep improves!

Chandra said...

See, I think I want another child. And then I read posts like this and remember why I haven't gone for it yet. H was a TERRIBLE sleeper and I'm so afraid I'll have another one that I still can't make myself take that plunge. Someday, when I stop having friends who have newborns who remind me of why I still just have one, maybe I'll have a second.

Brittney said...

You are so funny! Jillian is like Nora...sleeps GREAT and has since about 4 months old! All through the night without fail! It makes me VERY nervous about this new baby! Good luck to you...let me know whatever you find that works good for Elyn!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

ugh. we are still doing the two to three times a night thing. its exhausting. im so sorry!

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