Thankful for: Sleep

1392883993dj2r9Like many, my child has a love/hate relationship with sleep. He has slept through the night a mere handful of times in the year of his life. Which means I have slept through the night a mere handful of times. Some days I am a cardboard cutout of myself, barely able to piece together a thought or move or remember to drink water and feed myself. It makes me feel so guilty, too, because on those days I don’t have the energy to be a fun play-on-the-floor mom. I let him explore, give him plenty to do, and I sit back and try to keep my eyes open. I thought that stuff was supposed to be left behind with newborn-hood!

However, for the past two nights my son has slept a little better (1-2 wake-ups vs. 4-5) and I feel WONDERFUL! I’m hoping the trend persists, but typically he does this for a few days and then goes right back to all-nighters. Ugh. For now, I will be SO VERY THANKFUL that I was able to get enough sleep to function as a human being.

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    • Crystal says:

      That’s so encouraging to know I’m not the only one! Sometimes I feel like everyone has babies that sleep through the night at two months and I’m over here wondering what I am doing wrong… haha…

  1. Karyne says:

    I don’t know how you do it! We were sort of forced to sleep train our kids at 2-3 months because I worked night shift and my husband could sleep through a hurricane. But in the end I was grateful because being sleep deprived two nights a week from work is one thing, but every night?! I’m amazed when moms can function like that! With weaning you should be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Good luck!

    • Crystal says:

      I barely function, lol, just enough to survive. My husband (who also sleeps like a rock) is always making fun of me for being so clumsy and forgetful now, but it’s because of the whole no sleep thing! I wish sleep training worked better for us. When I was pregnant, I swore I’d never do any kind of sleep training on my precious, precious babe–but lol, no. That was one of many times I ended up with my foot in my mouth, haha…

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