Is she sleeping for me? For me?
What does that even mean? "Gee, mommy. You look like you could use a shower/nap/change of clothes/walk around the block. I think I'll just go lie down and drift off to sleep for you."
I suppose the answer is yes. What baby doesn't sleep? The real question is: Does she sleep through the night yet? And the answer to that is a big, fat NO. Every night Brian and I say to each other, "Tonight is the night." We even sing "I Gotta Feeling''" by the Black Eyed Peas during bath time.
Maybe it's jinxing us.
Darn those Peas.
The little darling still wakes up two, sometimes three times a night. Every once in a while she'll only wake up once a night, but I don't know how to make that a consistent thing. We swaddle her tightly because she pulls her binky out and then gets mad, or yanks on her ears or scratches herself.
Yesterday we tried keeping her up for a super long time (two and a half hours), and she did sleep for six hours straight after that, but I tell you, she was absolutely miserable while we were keeping her up and so were we. We won't be doing that again.
And then there's the napping. She will usually only nap for 35 minutes to an hour at a time and then gets tired within an hour or so of waking up. My days consist of getting her up and putting her down for naps. Again, I've tried keeping her up longer, but she just cries and cries until I put her down for her nap, and it has'nt lengthened her naps so I consider this option neither helpful nor worth the struggle.
I have noticed that she's started staying up slightly longer in between naps over the last week or so, but the naps are still short.
One thing I will say for this little angel is that she is extremely easy to put down. I swaddle her, give her her binky, put her in her crib awake, and she's usually out in less than a minute.
Also? She looks like this:So. You know. Things aren't all bad.
I'm more concerned about her daytime sleep than her night waking. Has this happened to anyone else? We're talking five short naps a day, people. I don't feel like I can even leave the house when she's awake because I know she will get tired very quickly and I will have to rush back home.
I would call the pediatrician but the nurses would probably just laugh at me again.
Oh, and here's one for the road, taken on her first patronage to Ray's Fruit Stand.