Wednesday, July 30, 2008

sleepy smurf...

well, i don't know what smurf has to do with it other than we just changed from cable to satellite and i saw that the smurfs and the snorks come on in the mornings. i am so ready for AC to sleep through the night and get on a good sleep/wake/nap cycle. i do the same thing every single day, but some days, she doesn't want to cooperate...which means hearing a good bit of crying. she is in there crying as we speak b/c i refuse to just hold her while she screams her head off b/c she decided it wasn't important to take a nap (meaning she has been up 3 hours. she is "supposed" to be learning to go to sleep on her own...yes, i'm a babywise mama and NO i don't want any comments on it.) holy lands. i mean, she is good at night in that she gets up once and is pretty groggy through the feeding and is immediately asleep after the bottle. however the drawback to her that i didn't have with the boys is that she is apparently gonna be a thumb sucker. i don't have a problem with that once she can get the hang of it. but right now, there is nothing to soothe her. with the boys, i could stretch it out a little by popping a paci in their mouths. she will only take one riiiiiiight as she is going to sleep and then she will spit it out right as she is drifting off. AGGREVATING. i mean, she will actually gag on it. and i'm breaking all kinds of anti-SIDS rules b/c she sleeps on her belly and can't roll herself over yet. (however she turns her head and can hold it up like a little pro, so that is why i'm not overly concerned. i know...turn me in to DHR.) she has just completely been a bird of a different feather. anyway, i would love to get 4 hours in a row of uninterrupted sleep.

3 comments:

Brandi Bartee said...

Hang in there Becky! Kids are remarkable and it is truly amazing how different one could be from another. Zetta Grace and Granger both take a pacifier to sleep. Granger would have it all day long if he were allowed. Zetta Grace is one that I have had to force to take it especially now while she is teething. Don't know what I would do if they didn't take a pacifier.

Lisa said...

She'll be sleeping thru the night in no time. I love Babywise! Nicholas loved his Paci..in fact I had to buy it from him right before the baby came. Nolan never would take one so I fell your pain. Just think, at least you won't have to break her of that habit :)

Lindsey said...

hey, you do what you gotta do. both mine slept on their bellies from about 6 weeks on--and slept like champs i might add! both of mine are thumb suckers (she'll get the hang of it before long) and it is very nice most of the time. although elle is still sucking hers, but she is doing it less and less. there could be worse things than a 3 year old who still sucks her thumb?!

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