Sunday, January 23, 2011

Not enough sleep

Cecilia wakes up really early. I know most new parents complain that their kid wakes up at 6 or 7 am, and that is early for most new parents. But Cecilia wakes up at 4 or 4:30 am. Consistently. And she doesn't just fuss in her bed, she calls for me, and will then cry continually for an hour if I let her. For a brief amount of time, she woke up closer to 5 am (and I relished those days) but not anymore. And things are only worse when she has a cold. In an effort to try and convince her to sleep an extra 30 minutes or so, I'll take her into my bed to see if she might be lulled back to sleep. Sometimes it works, but it usually results in me not sleeping because she is very fidgety, and tends to enjoy sleeping on top of me in the most uncomfortable positions. The other morning, she fell asleep next to me, but as she has a cold (and a pacifier) she was quite noisy. And then, Seth was snoring right in my ear on the other side, and any movement risked Cecilia waking up earlier than normal. So, needless to say, I have spent many a day in dire need of a nap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's always the problem with very young children. the newborn child of a friend of mine tended to sleep only three hours solid.