Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sleep!

This whole night weaning thing was way easier than I thought it would be. That's not to say it could have happened earlier. When we tried a few times in the past there were uncontrollable hysterics that went on and on and I've found that after forty five minutes of heart wrenching sobbing I tend to give in. So I think this smooth transition is a good sign that Sadie was ready for it. On the other hand, it's made me realize how out of whack my sleep schedule is! Before I could go to sleep at eight and wake up with Sadie at six, because I was waking up every single hour in between. Now that she's sleeping through (more or less... She still wakes up, but when she does she hits the button on a Winnie the Pooh toy and it lights up and plays what feels like really loud music, which somehow lulls her back to sleep instantly.) I'm getting more sleep! The big problem is that my body still thinks it's time to go to bed at 8 (or 7) and I'm wide awake at 4am every morning (I think the whole pregnancy thing may be making it a little more difficult too to stay awake in the evenings). Oh well, the second trimester is only a few weeks awake and I remember that energetic-I-could-be-pregnant-forever feeling that replaces being tired all the time.

The early bed time is also why I haven't been posting as regularly. I promise myself I'll stay up a little later each night, but by the time Wheel of Fortune rolls around at 7:00 my eyelids are closing. When Sadie starts to get fussy at 7:30, I usually decide it's bedtime for both of us. I am definitely ready for the second trimester energy boost.

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