Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh, What a Night

Chris and I finally agreed that it was time for Haven to start getting used to sleeping in her own crib again. After sleeping in the same room with her over Christmas, a week of teething, and a nasty stomach bug, Haven was spending more time in bed with us than in her room. Three weeks of cuddling and constant access to food (that would be me) meant that she was not quite ready to give it all up, though. So, last night we prepared ourselves for some protesting. And, there was plenty. I always want Chris to be strong and for us to be on the same page when it comes to these situations. He was and we were. Except that I think I asked him at least 5 times in the space of one hour if I should just go get her.

We're both pretty sleep deprived. So, after trying to fall asleep for two hours, but failing, when I finally did manage to nod off the freaking smoke alarm went off. I woke Chris up and we raced into the living room. Everything was fine, the alarm didn't even wake Haven up...except that our chattering about the alarm to each other did. I put her in bed with me. Finally fell asleep again, and my cell phone alarm went off at midnight. Got that turned off. It just wasn't meant to be. She was up about 5 times from midnight until 5 in the morning.

I feel asleep on the couch with two dogs and a baby on top of me after I ate my bowl of cereal. Somewhere the Sleep Gods are laughing it up at me.


Carrie said...

eek. My heart aches for you. :( Nothing messes with my head like being tired, and I think you've had almost a year of it. Here's my question - have you had one night of solid sleep yet since Haven was born? I'm praying that 2010 starts a new leaf in your restless and sleep-deprived household!!!

Sarah Taylor said...

Ugh. I'm SO sorry, dear Jane. I'm surprised you could even see straight this morning. You amaze me. You have been completely sleep deprived for over ten months straight, and you're still functioning! (At least enough to fool the rest of us, right?) If there's anything I can do, please let me know. In the mean time, I'll just remind you of our favorite mantra (which IS true)...this, too, shall pass! And, now that she's getting older, it'll be sooner rather than later, I promise!

Sheridan said...

Jane, so relate...Maury did not sleep through the night until she was 14 months old, but came to realize she had me trained. At 14 months & with a two year old, also, I was at the end of my rope. The first night (we had made the decision that you & Chris had come to), Maury screamed for 3 hours while I held on to the sides of my bed to keep from going to her. The next night she screamed 1 hour. She began sleeping through the night after that. Haven't looked in on your blog for a few weeks, interesting that I would look in today. You can "pitch" any of this unsolicited story, just know what you are going through--so hope you find the key soon. Love you, Sheridan