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Sleep Conundrums

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Sleep Conundrums

I always knew that having a baby meant giving up a lot.  My hubby and I have restructured our lives ever since our little Princess came into the world.  It's something we do willingly because we want to be there for our baby girl.   We may happily decline an invite to a social event just so we can spend time with her.  But, the one thing I must say we reluctantly give up is sleep.  For the first few months, it was a nightmare which is typical.  I don't think I got more than a couple of hours of sleep a night while on maternity leave.  By the time I was ready to head back to work her sleeping habits improved tremendously.  People would ask me all the time if she slept through the night and I'd say "yep."  Everyone was so shocked!  I thought I was blessed to have a baby who didn't wake up in the middle of the night.  Then teething started.  Need I say more?

She went from sleeping through the night to not lasting two hours without waking up.  I could rip my hair out!  I've blogged about her teething conundrums before.  I actually think that old school remedy might have worked.  But, now she refuses to sleep through the night.  She fights to sleep both at night and day. When she finally gives in, she nods off everywhere except the crib.  It's quite comical, but walking around like a zombie at work isn't.  

I know it's only temporary and it will get better.  But, jeez louise...

She sleeps in her bassinet for an hour tops.
Sometimes going ol' school with barriers around her does the trick.
She sometimes dozes off in her highchair after eating.

When I'm not in bed with her, she'd rather sleep in her carrier.



At June 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Dani @ OK, Dani said...

She's super cute!!

At June 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Cute...Tyler is now 4 and I am still having sleeping issues. All the advice I have received has only worked to a degree. However, I would recommend an allergy test I found out he was allergic to many things that I was feeding him and drew my own conclusion that could have had an affect; Also sometimes its a tonsil issue they can be larger then normal or get inflamed (because of the allergies). From the pics it seems she is sleeping more sitting up, as does/did Tyler some apnea issues may be present. This are the things the doctor never told me until recently after I did my own research and she confirmed so I would bring up the possibilities and then get the docs feedback. Also talk to a pediatric pulmonary specialist (better safe then sorry). - Tracey Austin

At June 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger FamilyFoodFitnessandFun said...

Oh my goodness....those pictures are just too cute! Don't worry, you'll get through the phase. One book that was my bible when my kids weren't sleeping was Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. It has amazing information!

At June 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Mrs. Pancakes said...

These are beyond cute! Hopefully it gets better with age:-)

At June 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Alida said...

What a cutie!! And it will get better... and then before you know it they are grown and gone. Love her up and cherish the good and the not so good!

At February 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM , Anonymous Tara Kamiya said...

Funny as hell! I have the same rock & play sleeper. I am blessed to work from home, but it is still tough. Phone calls are the toughest.

At February 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Lol. She still have trouble sleeping through the night and she still has teething troubles which also affects her sleep. You work from home? That's so cool. Are you able to get work done? Princess makes it impossible for me to clean the house


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