Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sometimes we sleep

I'd like someone to explain to me why, just when baby E seems to finally be sleeping better (note: we're usually still up once or twice, but they're brief, and that's still half the times we used to be up), the kid is now getting up. I mean, seriously?! I'm pretty sure they must be conspiring against us. For some reason. Like they like us being sleep-deprived. And cranky. And think the dark circles under my eyes are becoming. Or maybe they wouldn't even recognize me without them. Like when I got my hair cut super short and E kept looking behind me for it.

That, or it has nothing to do with us and they - individually- have stuff going on that's messing with their sleep. One of the two.

Either which way, I am thrilled to report that baby E is sleeping sooooooooooo very much better. Last night he was only up once, and briefly at that. But the previous 2 nights he slept about 11hrs straight. That's 11hrs each night. Not waking up. At all. I call it awesomeness. The melatonin seems to be doing the trick. Though, interestingly, he also seems to sleep better at night when we put him in a wool diaper cover. Not sure what kind of a connection there could be there. But, by George, we will continue to use them! And the melatonin. (Unless one of our pharmacist people finds something that indicates otherwise.)

Now, if only we could get them both sleeping 8pm-7am... Someday...

Today's lesson: Melatonin is my friend. And never say never, especially when it comes to parenting. You know, like you should never say you won't give your kid meds to sleep. Because you might just get super duper desperate and be willing to try anything. Even crushed up pills.

4 comments:

Kristin said...

That is great news! Two full nights of sleep is a big deal when there have been none!

Emms said...

Yay for sleep!

Emms said...

Ps bug slept for 10 hours straight last night, so happy!

callmemama said...

Glad to hear the melatonin is working! I might have to try some of that for Isaac. Our good sleep is starting to unravel again for no good reason I can ascertain. 'Course, I might need some myself, as even when he does sleep well I can't seem to keep my eyes shut longer than two hours :(.