Friday

sleep

Sleep is a very important thing. This is one of those things that you don't really appreciate until you do not get enough of it. And the Lord just did not make 2 week olds to sleep in a manner corollary to the average adult. I know there are books and more books that will tell us 40 ways to Sunday how to solve our child's sleep problems and I've read most of them. But you can't make a baby sleep - at least not on cue. And so when she's wide awake from 11pm-2 am, well, so are we. Of course, a 2 week old doesn't have to get up and go to work or, you know, be an adult, so they can kind of sleep whenever.

Oh sure, there is the "let them cry it out" method. This is great on paper - not so good when the child is in the room with you. Madeline's nursery is in Guatemala.

So - anyway - not to ignite a child-rearing war. We're just tired.

And Jenny, Lord love her, had a root canal today. Whew.

2 comments:

From Carlys Eyes said...

Sometimes no books or schedules or advice helps me. Sometimes I just have to remember that..."this time too will pass". I will be praying for all of you in this time of many transistions.

Ian S. said...

Well, I have a pretty limited set of parenting skills (or husband skills), but what worked for us was this mantra;

When they go down, YOU go down.