Showing posts with label tired. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tired. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What happened to my 9 hour baby?

I had the best baby ever. Mack was such a good sleeper from the moment we brought her home. She loved to eat and sleep and so did mommy and daddy. It took a week or so to adjust to her sleeping patterns. She eventually was in her crib by the first week. I'm so glad I didn't do co-sleeping. She has slept by herself in her crib since she was 1 week old. However, her crib was in our room for the first 2 months. 

When she was 3 months the crib was moved to her own room. She got great sleep and so did we. Although she did wake once a night till 7 months for a feeding. Which I didn't mind. I had a video monitor and I was able to see her the entire time. Which was awesome. 

Anyway, here we are 2 1/2 years old. Every night before bed we read to her. After reading 4 books or so we say its time for sleeping. She gets all cozy in her toddler bed and rolls over like she is going to go to bed. We close the door. I walk by her room after 5 minutes or so and the light is on in her room. I open the door and she looks at me innocently. "Books mommy books!" I tell her that I will read one more book and then it's bedtime. Sometimes the second time she is off to sleep and other nights this could be 3 or 4 more times before she finally steps down and goes to bed. 

I don't mind her doing this in the slightness. However, recently she has been getting up at 3, 4 and 5 am. Depends on the night. She opens her door and comes in our room. She get's lifted into bed and then she proceeds to talk to us and kick us in bed to wake us up. We go lay her back down after a little while, but she gets right back up. So, this morning at 3:30am I finally get her out of bed and put in a movie for her in her room. She watched the whole thing happily. 

I finally get out of bed and get ready for the day and we head off to school and work. So, now that missy has been getting up so early, she has been passing out in the car on the way to school.

What the Heck? Since when?

My kid as always been the perfect 8-9 hour sleeper? Is this just a phase? 

Sound familiar to any of you mom's with toddler's?