Sleep Deprivation….

15 Mar

So for the last SEVERAL months Penelope has made the transition from sleeping in her crib for almost the whole night (usually coming into bed with me after Rob leaves early morning), to now sleeping with us basically full-time. Here’s the thing – I really love being able to cuddle her at night and feel her next to me. But we are getting NO sleep. She goes down at around 8 (if we are lucky) and then she will sleep in her crib for maybe 3-4 hours but a lot of the time we barely can get a half an hour with her in there and then she wakes up crying. She has decided that soothing herself back to sleep is not for her. We’ve let her “cry it out” on several occasions. Once she lasted for 2 hours. She just stands there in her crib.

Both Robert and I are exhausted! When she comes to bed with us Robert gets hit and kicked in the face (poor daddy!!). She tosses and turns all the time. Our hope is that she can work this out and get back to a better sleep habit (for all of us!).

NOW – on a brighter note – Penny will be ONE next month!! Holy crap! It’s so crazy exciting. So many things have been happening – she’s walking and finally getting her first tooth, she is also mimicking many things that we do and say. She’s eating “big people” food and loving it, one day she was like “uh, puree food? I’m over it”. So shes’ eating beans, rice, orzo, chicken, beef, pork, veggies, fruit…she eats it all! I’ve also been trying to teach her, and myself, some simple sign language. She’s got “more” down, we will see how the others go…


2 Responses to “Sleep Deprivation….”

  1. lorilee March 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Funny, I never watch this, but I saw a supernanny tv episode on this! Look up suppernanny popular tv episodes. It is exactly what you are going through:) They got their baby back in their own bed!!! and all was well…love you

  2. Mom March 16, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    She is such a beauty! Hard to believe she is going to be one already…and eating big girl Guess she just wants to cuddle with Mommy and Daddy more..hang in there. Love you

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