Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I miss sleeping.

My dad has asked where the 8 month pics of Lil are. I know other family members are wondering too. I used to be so prompt about this. But then my iPhone broke. Wah. So I've been using my sister's old 3G, which quite a bit slower than my old 3GS. Hence I don't snap the photos in time... well usually it just takes too long for the camera to open up, so I don't try.

So that's one hindrance. Just a minor one though because my contract is up on November 4th, my birthday anyway. So I'm just deciding if I want an iPhone 4 or 4S... I'd love your thoughts!

The real reason I haven't posted though is because I'm exhausted! When I was a new mom, I had the adrenaline kicking in. And I napped often. Plus I expected no sleep, so things were on par. But now I am expecting sleep and not getting it. About a month ago Lil decided to start waking up in the middle of the night again. She's woken up at 4 or 5 AM off and one since she started sleeping through the night, so I don't count that. Sleeping from 6 PM to 4 AM is pretty awesome, if you ask me. But now she's been waking up at 1 or 2ish also. AND in the last two nights at 10 or 11. Might be teething. She did just have a top tooth break through. But for a month?? Maybe it's a habit, and I need to break it... I just don't know!

I will say that the cry it out thing hasn't helped much. I can't last longer than 30 minutes to an hour though. It just seems mean beyond that. Even that seems mean. I'm just hopeful! And each time cry it out has worked, it's worked for like two restful nights. Then we are back to waking up again. Ugh. I'm at a loss for what to do. And at a loss for sleep. Hence less blog posts. But I'll work on getting those together soon! Meanwhile if you have any advice that will get me sleep, let me know. {Oh, and if you're going to say that babies are supposed to wake up during the night and to deal with it, don't bother.}

1 comment:

  1. Loved that final disclaimer :) I am in the same boat as you. Crying it out isn't really working for her, so I have just kind of given in to what she wants. Sometimes she will go for like 6-7 hour stretches, but that is rare. I just get up and feed her and get it over with so I can go back to sleep. No advice here. I agree that letting her cry for a long time seems mean. It causes me so much anxiety, that it doesn't seem worth it. It is strange to me though, that Lilleigh used to sleep without waking up and is just now starting it. Maybe that is a sign that she will grow out of it? Growth spurt? Who knows. I will say that I have grown accustomed to less sleep now and I seem to function better during the day than I used to (getting the same amount of sleep).

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