Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Waiting for the sleep to come

How does it work? How does a precious little boy go from sleeping all throughout the night - to deciding that 11:30 is a completely appropriate time to wake up and party? The past few days have been torturous and exhausting. I love the little guy - but let's be serious, I love everyone a lot more with at least 5 hours of sleep. Saturday night I had to sleep on the floor in his room with him. This was initially seen as happy hour. Mommy was hanging out on the floor and she brought some really cool fluffy pillows and a cozy sheet with her. Apparently the most logical thing for the tiny one was to climb on me, pull my hair and show me where my eyes and nose were - just in case I might have forgotten. Once he realized that I wasn't planning on being incredibly "interactive" - he proceeded to find every single toy in the room that made noise - toys I wasn't even aware that we had...and 2am is not when I wanted to make those discoveries.
We had a repeat of such events last night. I let him cry for 20 minutes - 20 long, agonizing and painful minutes. We cuddled for a bit and I think...I'm not terribly clear on this as I am very tired, I think that I got him back to sleep and hour or so later.
Any ideas on why this is happening or how to stop it and allow the sleep to come?

1 comment:

irishdebb said...

You know, yesterday was Great-Grandma's birthday and (I know this is crazy) maybe little Aiden picked up some vibes or something. I believe that recently passed loved ones make a visit to those they love and maybe that was why baby was up. I'm hoping that precious one will then be able to enjoy his rest along with poor Mommy.
You're doing the right thing in waiting for awhile and then going back in to reassure him and then leaving and then going back in after another waiting period if he is crying. Oh man, I know it must be exhausting!
Little guy must be entering a deeper understanding of the world around him and finds it wonderful to discuss these matters at all hours!
You are a wonderful mother and Aiden and his daddy and all of us are blessed to have you in their lives.
I'm thinking this is one of those 'phases' that never go out of style even into adulthood!