Friday, April 16, 2010

Has my child slept today?

Hmmm. not sure. The last confirmed sleepage occured at 4:30am promptly following awakage at 4:45am. The rest, I'm kind of hazy on the details. I fed the Chub Muffin at 5am, then put her down. Knowing she had a full tummy, a clean diaper and was safe in her crib, I crashed. Before I went back to bed however, I checked the monitor and she was awake. An hour later when the Hubs' alarm went off I glanced at the monitor. She was awake. I slept a bit longer thinking it would be ridiculous for her to be awake so soon to eat since I had JUST fed her not long ago, but when 7am rolled around and I looked at the monitor again... AWAKE! I stumbled out of bed like a drunk woman on 16th street and made my way for my pump horns. My lovely husband got up and went to feed The Chubs (bless his heart).

After staying up with her for play time and putting her down again, I promptly made my way for the bed, looked at the monitor. She was awake. Fell asleep into one of those really deep sleeps where you are trying to shake yourself out of it so you can do something and you start dreaming you're actually moving parts of your body to accomplish your task but when you fully wake up you realize you haven't even budged. When I finally snapped out of it enough to actually move my arm toward the monitor, I looked at it. She was awake. Looked at the clock realizing it was ridiculously early for her to be up from her nap, so I turned up the volume, turned over and fell asleep again. The rest of the story is basically a repeat of the above paragraph, including me dreaming about checking the monitor a hundred times and then finally waking up enough to do it in real life. Each time I checked she was awake - all the way up until her next feeding time which I then stumbled out of bed (drunken style) and made my way to her room. The entire time I fed her, she rubbed her eyes over and over and over again until I had to check to make sure they were still in their sockets. She also kept pushing the bottle away and biting on the nipple. All signs point to this not being a hunger issue considering she's still not eating that great. So now I'm wondering... constipation from the new vitamins we're giving her, or teething? I think I've taken her temperature a million times in the last few days just to be sure and it's always a perfectly normal 98.4ish. So I think we've pretty much ruled out illness, but I suppose that could still be a possibility.

I think we need to trade places. She can stay up all hours of the night (and day) and put me down for naps. I wouldn't complain. 3 naps a day, 12 hours of sleep at night. Sounds amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha...I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't, but I laughed out loud at this post. I completely know the feeling of dreaming that you're getting up, getting dressed, being productive...only to wake up and find yourself still in bed. I do have to say that I'm impressed that The Chubs will just lay in her crib for long stretches of time when she's not asleep (especially swaddled since she can't play with her hands or feet). Camden will lay there for 10-15 minutes tops, and then the yelling starts. I'm sorry your excellent little sleeper has hit a rough patch- I hope you can figure out what's going on soon!!!