Thursday, November 18, 2010

And She Sleeps

One of the hardest things for us the last few weeks that I was working was that Abbi was sleeping horribly.  She wouldn't let me put her down at night, and when I finally did get her down, she would never sleep through an entire night.  She'd usually wake up in the middle of the night, and I'd either be too tired to get her back down, or she just wouldn't go, so I spent many nights with her in my bed.  I had a suspicion that it was because she was away from her mommy and daddy all day, and I think she was having some separation anxiety.

Well, I'm pretty sure my suspicions were right, because she is sleeping like a charm now.  It's been about a week since she's waken up in the middle of the night at all, and getting her down is so much easier now.  (I still have to sit with her until she is out - we really need to tackle that next!)  But I can't tell you what a relief it is for me to not be waken in the night and not to have to share a bed with her!  (She is quite the bed hog...)

And not only is she sleeping better at night, but nap times are so much easier.  In fact, she has to remind me that she is tired many times, because I'm not paying attention to what time it is!  Today, I was working on the laptop at the dining room table, and all was quiet.  I worried because it was almost too quiet, so I turned around to get up.  And I saw her there on the floor in the kitchen - she had made herself a little bed with her blanket - and I could tell that she was ready to go down!  I'm glad I had my camera right there with me, because it made me laugh that she chose the tiled floor of all places.

Yay for sleep!


Cassie said...

I'm so glad she's sleeping well again. That picture is priceless!!

Michelle said...

oh my gosh Deb. that is adorable! What a sweet little girl! She just needed her mommy! I'm so glad she's back on track!