Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Just when I thought I was in the clear

I am pretty sure my lovely daughters are in a conspiracy against me. I may be incredibly, profoundly over-tired, but I swear I am on to them.

Every night Eloise is going to bed later and later. She used to fall asleep right after Iris did, roughly 9 pm every night. She would stay asleep until about 11 pm, therby giving me some much needed downtime. Even at 11, she would wake up to get her jammies on, get a new dipe, nurse and conk out again for the evening. Now, she's awake. Not just for a bit, but for hours. Last night I didn't get her to fall asleep for good until sometime after 1 am. Bless her little heart, though, because she did stay asleep until her sister woke up at the crack of dawn whining that she couldn't find her blankie and then crawl in to bed next to me and proceed to move around and make as much noise as possible. It the not-so-distant past Iris was sleeping until 9 am, 9:30 if I was lucky. So I've effectively gone from having quiet/sleeping time from 9 pm until 9 am to sleeping 1-ish am to 7-ish am. Those little buggers. I am SO on to them. Now if I only knew how to fix it . . .


  1. I wish I could give you some suggestions! Mine doesn't sleep much. Last night she was up from 3am to 7am. Yaaawwwn! Since the get-go, she's been a bad sleeper. Oh well. I think it puts us in the running for a pretty good karmic event to happen!!!

  2. I told you! That's the thing nobody tells you about having more than one child.

    But seriously, I hope that this phase of Eloise's ends soon and everybody sleeps again-especially you!


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