Saturday, July 12, 2008

What to do about sleep...

I do not think that Mila has any idea how to sleep. Honestly, she fights every drowsy yawn, every slow eyeblink. Every last little bit of wakefullness ends up being a huge cryfest!!! Last night and the night before, I had to sit next to her crib, singing and shushing her for over an hour while she put up a terrible fight.

Hopefully, she'll catch on that I'm not willing to pick her up anymore when she is in bed. We've been forced to spoil her because of her issues but by the same token, its time to train her to sleep peacefully for her own good. And for mine, since I need more sleep. A lot more sleep.

And so I sit and shush and shush and sing till my voice gives out.

1 comment:

Patyrish said...

Oh I feel for you. Makily's first year was hell on earth and the first six months of it.....NONE OF US SLEPT. Seriously, there were times I swore the floor was moving I was so time I slept in the driveway in the car because I knew if I got her out after our drive she would wake up and scream. Desparation.

Here's to hoping that she soon realizes what a GREAT thing sleep is and will start willingly going night night so Mommy can too!