Friday, January 25, 2008

Sleep baby sleep.

Edda has been sleeping well for a few months now. Sleeping well is a relative term, of course. She goes to sleep pretty easily around 8 or 8:30 pm nestled in the armpit of a parent and usually (3 or 4 nights out of the week) she won't make a peep until 5:40 am (which is still way too early, but I take what I can get). It's a miracle that I can, on some mornings, wake up to my alarm in my own bed and Jeremy will be there too, which usually means that neither of us had to get up in the middle of the night.

This is much, much better than 2006 when, for the bulk of the year, we were up for hours in the middle of the night with Edda being wide awake and the rest of us zonked for not getting enough sleep. We tried the chloro hydrate and the melatonin. I despaired that I was never going to sleep a full night ever again. Sleepless nights are only suppose to last for a certain period of infancy, not to drag on for years.

She still sleeps in a position much like an infant, flat on her back with her hands slightly curled by her ears.

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2 comments:

Kelly, Brooklyns mom said...

Only another Rett mom can FULLY relate to this post and the complete joy of such a beautiful sleeping little girl. Yes, most people would think you being happy to sleep til 5:40 is nuts but I totally agree with you. Brooklyn is on a 8:15 bed time with usually one awake period during the night and then up at 6:00. I am ok with that. Tired. but ok with that. We went through worse! You are all always in our thoughts! Hugs from Indiana!

Rena said...

To have enough time sleep is the more important than everything else. Try to match Edda's sleep Patten and get enough time to sleep.