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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Payback

Remember me, the woman who used to "brag" about her sweet new baby who loved to sleep and slept through the night from about 6 weeks old. Yeah, well, things have changed. For some reason, about 3 weeks ago, Madison started waking up at 6, instead of 7. Then a few days later she woke up at 5 instead of 6. And last week it was 4 instead of 5. And wouldn't you know that last night was 12. MIDNIGHT. I am befuddled and confused and we are all totally exhausted! I do not like this new normal. Not one bit. I always think infant sleep is like some riddle you have to solve in order to get them to go through the night. And its terribly frustrating for it to be getting worse and worse and worse.

And poor Reagan, she tries to sleep through and does really well for the most part. But there are still nights where she wakes up crying and I can hardly blame her.

So for the foreseeable future, I think I have decided that I am going to go to bed whenever Madison goes to bed. If I have to give up my few hours of free time at night to get some rest and be functioning the next day, then it is well worth it.

And in the back of my mind I know this is just temporary. That this is a brief season in our life. That she will get the hang of it again and life will calm down. But for right now its really hard to have a positive attitude at 1 or 2 in the morning.

1 comment:

Travis and Stephanie said...

Oh Jean, I'm so bummed out for you!! That is so icky on several levels. You are right though, it's just a season (just keep repeating that and see if it helps to believe it!!). I wonder if she's going through a little growth period and just needs more milk?? Maybe it will subside soon...I hope so anyway for your sake! These are the days that I tell myself, AT THE VERY LEAST, praise God I don't have to get up and go to work!! If I have to be in my jammies for days on end, so be it :) One day I'll miss this...right???