Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bath time

Now that you've seen the cuteness, I can go on a bit of a rant.  She's sleeping terribly.  We don't know if it's due to teething, starting solid foods, being on the verge of crawling, starting daycare last week, or getting a cold.  She has not been napping well at home for several weeks now, but now it's affecting night as well.  In order to help her sleep, particularly during the height of her cold (it now seems to be tapering off), she came into bed with us when she'd wake up.  But last night, she started out the night in there, after about three hours of trying to get her down into her crib.  I'll admit it wasn't three hours straight, I fell asleep in the rocking chair with her for probably about an hour.  But she would NOT let me lay her down.  Andy just vacated, because he doesn't like sleeping in the bed with her because he worries about smothering her.  So, really no one slept well.  Well, she probably slept fine.  Until she decided it was time to get up at 5:15, and hasn't been back down yet (five hours later).

Right now she's on her tummy, pushing her feet against the couch, and shaking her head.  She's in good spirits.  But when she doesn't get good sleep all day, it makes her nights much harder, like we're starting from a negative point rather than zero.

And, of course, it's hard on us.  This is Andy's first weekend home in ages, and we've mostly spent it alternating trying to get her down.  He went out and ran some errands yesterday, and we all took a walk, but the bulk of the time has been spent being frustrated.

I put an email out to our childbirth ed. teacher to see if she has any words of wisdom for us.

I think Jane's ready for a diaper change.  If you have sleep-ideas, leave a comment!


  1. I guess you're probably not supposed to give her benadryl or melatonin huh? But how about a thanksgiving dinner now that she's on solid food?

  2. We did give her Benadryl when she was sick, it didn't have a noticeable effect on her sleepiness. We have melatonin for the dog, though. Maybe we can crush some up in her sweet potatoes.