Saturday, November 26, 2011


One of the issue's CDC children have are bad sleeping habits.  V is no exception. I put her to bed anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30 and she will wake up at 3 in the morning.  So I would crawl into bed with her and try to squeeze out the most amount of sleep I can, all the while she is kicking me, hitting me, and crying on and off.  Then at 5:30, when I can't take it any longer, we get up and I start brewing my first of many cups of coffee.

However, this morning she slept until 7:00!  CRAZY!  And notice I said "she", not "we".  At around 5:00 my internal alarm clock went off... preparing me for the crying and door kicking down the hall.  It didn't come.  I kept my eyes closed and managed to keep sleeping.  Half an hour later I woke up again, still not hearing V.  And then the thoughts came... you know the "thoughts".  Like when a noise wakes you up in the middle of the night, and you rationalize to yourself that it is probably just your cat knocking something over, and definitely NOT a burglar.  So you go back to sleep, happy that the Cat to Burglar ratio weighs heavily in the direction of the cat.  You do not need to get up to investigate b/c sleeping is way more important than double checking to see if a criminal is downstairs rummaging thru your silver and fine china (does anyone have silver and fine china anymore?).

Here is my rendition of the conversation I had with myself this morning, preventing me from sleeping:
Is she still sleeping?
She can't be, is she sick?
OMG, what if something fell on her?
What if someone snuck in and took her (along with the silver and fine china)?
No, she is probably still sleeping.
I should go back to sleep.
But what if something happened to her?
I should check on her.
But then she will wake up.
I should go back to sleep.

Needless to say, I did NOT get up.  I know, mother of the year!  In my sleepy state I concluded that she was just sleeping in for once in her life.  I know that since I blogged about it, I totally jinxed myself and she will probably wake up at her usual 3 o'clock in the morning, but I remain hopeful.

Looking forward to Round 2!

1 comment:

  1. That's exactly what happens to me when I wake up in the middle of th enight. I hope this trend continues---Violet sleeping, not you waking up and not being able to turn your brain off!