Monday, November 30, 2009

Light At the End of the Tunnel?

I'm not seeing it. I know it's there, but right now all I see is pitch black.

She's not sleeping longer than 3 hours at night, and when she wakes up the second time to eat (usually around 3 or 4 am) I CANNOT GET HER BACK TO SLEEP! This morning I was up with her from 4am to 5:45am. And when she finally stayed down I couldn't go back to sleep because B was up and Joe had to get ready for work.

I'm yawning right now.

I know it will get better and she will start sleeping longer, but right now it feels like an eternity away. I remember that Brandt would always go right back to sleep after nursing, but she doesn't do that. The book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child says that fussiness peaks at 6 weeks, and starting now a baby's sleep patterns should start to even out. I'm hoping it gets easier from this point on, but who the hell knows. But I can tell you one thing for sure: Lexapro works.


Colleen said...

How did the swaddle blanket work? Don't give up, be consistent, you are doing a great job!!!!

I think I had that book, and I fell asleep reading it, LOL!! Maybe you should give it to Lillian to read!

Denise said...

your daughter is adorable!
you should go to and send us an email with her name to enter for a chance at a free hairbow of your choice.....