Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sleep Struggles #2

It must be the age. I’ve posted in the past about my son and his sleep issues – particularly his waking up in the middle of the night and being scared to sleep in his room by himself. Well thankfully he’s moved past that. I’ve also mentioned how my daughter is fearless and doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything… until last night. Now she’s afraid of the toys in her room, the dark, and the fuzzy thing in the corner (I haven’t figured out what that is yet).

While she was pretty calm about being scared, she still made it to my room three times last night and got me up out of the bed twice. I’m hoping that this is just a phase that she’s going to move through quickly. Miles’ phase was more like a really, really long period of time.

Little girl, like her mama, loves her sleep. I’m counting on that working in my favor. In the meantime, I’ll be doing my best to stay patient and will be trying to find ten minutes here and there to power nap throughout the day. How about you? Do your kids ever keep you up at night? What do you do to make it through? Sleepy parents want to know…

My little angel will get her sleep on under any circumstances – even uncomfortable ones!

Winks & Smiles,


Busymama Karen said...

She adorable! I'm sure it's just a phase and she'll get over her fears soon.

MoziEsmé said...

Good questions! Now that my baby is 14 months old, it no longer bothers me to be up in the middle of the night - it feels routine!

One of my strategies - play mindless games on my cell phone. Sad, I know, but it keeps me somewhat awake and from going crazy. And I can do it with the lights out.

Corinne said...

Awww, she is such a cutie! I love sleeping pictures. I'm lucky in that if one of my twins gets scared, she will climb into bed with the other. Or go to her big sister's room down the hall.

Here's a funny story for you. Laila, my younger twin woke up scared in the middle of the night, and managed to walk through the dark loft, down the dark stairs, across the dark and spooky living room and finally into our room to tell us she was scared. I asked her, "If you're scared, how did you get down here?"
"Like this," she said as she pantomimes walking with two fingers. LOL. You gotta love it!