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3.22.2009

We're Waiting for Spring....

SLEEP is a precious commodity aroud our house...
But PLAYTIME is precious, also!!

This ornery stinker!! She is smiling ever-so-slyly for me, but at least she is smiling. LOVE THAT BEAUTIFUL, GUMMY SMILE!

Oh boy, I can't wait for warmer weather. Yes, I know it has been warm outside recently, but it just isn't dependable enough, you know? Like, one day it's beauuuuutiful and the next day it's 40 degrees! I am SO over winter...never liked it in the first place, but anyway...All the back-and-forth temperatures have made Todd sick. He's been sick for about a month and it's sad!! I'm really worried about him, but so far Molly and I have escaped the worst of it.


On a different note, this little turkey is almost 5 months old (she'll be 5 months exactly on April 6th) and her sleeping habits have gone out the window. Routine? Around here, lately, we are asking WHAT'S THAT?? She has no specific routine lately. The little turkey sleeps about 2 hours a day, AGAIN, and it's bringin' me down, fast and hard!!! I read in Baby 411 that around 4 months of age a baby's sleeping habits change tremendously, so I hope that is all this is. Molly wakes up around 6:30 each morning and I try EVERYTHING to get her to sleep until at least 7:30 or 8:00...I put the passy back in her mouth. I re-swaddle her from where she's worked those little arms of hers out of the swaddle during the night...I un-swaddle her....stuff passy back in her mouth. She flips. She rolls. She tosses and turns, OBVIOUSLY ready to get up. UGH!!! Last night she did not go to sleep until almost 10:30 and it was CRAZY when Todd tried to get her to sleep. Finally, he just had to lay her down and let her work it out herself. LOL...and she did!! She RARELY naps any more, although she is asleep right now...I had to sneak in this blog because I don't know how long she will actually STAY asleep. Lately, it's as if I am on pins and needles between allll the stuff to do around the house plus look after animals plus work, etc. Oh well. I know I should cherish this time while she is little, and I truly DO cherish it. It's just hard. Many evenings I can't even work until Todd gets home and takes his shower and gets ready to "take over" for his shift! LOL....

1 comment:

Amber said...

Yo! I have heard about this "sleep regression" too. So far I think Noah is not falling victim to it.

So Molly goes to sleep by 10:30 and is up at 6:30am? Honey, that's GOOD! That's pretty much what Noah does, too! In fact, it's almost identical! We are lucky, though - because "normal" sleeping through the night is usually a 5-6 hour stretch! We get 8 hours!

As for daytime naps... Noah seems to be sleeping a LOT lately. Not sure what's up there. But then when I think about it, it's about 45 mins to an hour about every 3-4 hours. So I guess it's not as much as I think. It's just wierd.

I think Molly is doing pretty good though. I hear that as they get "older" they are awake much more during the day and actually only require about 2 daytime naps. (or maybe more if they are shorter in duration?)

Is she ready to get fed more, maybe? Perhaps she's awake due to an empty belly?

OH OH OH! The TEETHING could be keeping her awake, too! I got some of those Hylands Teething Tabs from a friend, and on the bottle it says that babies tend to stay awake more when teething because of the constant pressure. :(