Monday, November 26, 2007

The Sleep Guru

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 11/26/2007
Oh, I shall never gloat again.

When other new mothers would ask me how the Pinglet was sleeping through the night, I would blithely answer that she was out like a light from about 9PM to 7AM. Not a peep. I would glow with pleasure (modestly, of course) when they would "ooh" and "aah" about my amazing prowess as a mom.

And then the powers that be threw a thunderbolt down from the sky into my little abode. Right at the Pinglet.

My angel sleeper has decided that her bed is not the place she wants to be when she's visiting dreamland. I'm not quite sure where she thinks she'd like to be but she seems to believe that she needs to confirm her whereabouts by waking up every hour on the hour. And waking us up too, just in case we were deluded into thinking that we would be able to continue sleeping.

First, she slams down her arms and legs onto the mattress. This sounds a lot like a dinosaur crashing through the underbrush. Not that I would know what that sounds like, but if you heard the amount of noise the Pinglet makes, this would be the phrase that would come to mind.

Next, if she isn't crying in a half-awake/asleep state, she starts to rotate around the crib. Not Exorcist-like hovering. She just turns herself around in a full circle and tries to roll over, because 4AM is the time to perfect this new trick and start to learn new ones. If we still have not come over to see what all the fuss is about, the sqwaking commences and nothing will stop it except a visit to the rocking chair.

"Pride goes before a fall" is how people in the old days would have admonished me. Ah, but being the sleep guru was such fun while it lasted.

2 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Sarah@mommyinjapan said...

Maybe it's a growth spurt? She might want to be eating more and that's why she's waking up. If you think that might be the reason, try giving her an extra feeding before bed. I actually had to start Emi on solids at 4-1/2 months because she just wasn't satisfied by breast milk alone. After two days on solids (only one feeding per day), she went back to sleeping like normal.

Just an idea!!

Sherry said...

Mine did/do that when they are teething.


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