Thursday, April 12, 2007

Crying baby as I type

I always feel so guilty just leaving her in her crib as she tries to fall asleep...probably because it takes her so long to cry herself to sleep. I'd rather be tricky and have her fall asleep lying in my arms--all cute and cuddly-- and sneak her into her crib without her realizing it until about 3am. But, unluckily for me, that rarely happens. Have I mentioned that she has never slept through the night, not to mention that she's a restless sleeper? Last night, for example, she came into bed with us, and about an hour later, I woke up to a nice head-butt. She literally picked her head off the pillow and slammed it down on my face. It was a pleasant experience.

She's quieting down a little--wait, a whimper. Is she falling asleep? That puts us at 20 minutes tonight. Not bad. We're progressing, I guess.

Pictures of our vacation and recent happenings to come soon.


The Horn Family said...

Ally normally goes to bed crying. If she doesn't cry when I lay her down it's only because she is too tired to cry. I think she has slept through the night maybe 5 times in the last 8 months. It makes for very long nights. Last night she decided twice she was wide awake and wanted to kick Matt every time I put her in our bed. I ended up holding her on the couch until she fell asleep one time and the other I just layed her in her crib to cry it out. You'd think they'd figure out after so long, they are suppose to sleep. I just need to stop going in and getting her during the night.
Does Mara scream out your name from her crib? Ally screams out mama, dada, and then has a long rant about something I don't understand, then starts in again with mama, dada. It can be really heart wrenching.

Mason and Erika said...

Wow, I'm not a mom, but I'm still impressed that you have the will power to not go in and get her... maybe it helps that that's the "right" thing to do?

The Horn Family said...

Things are going well for us. I am feeling better and Ally is starting to get over her cold she's had for the last few months. Matt still has to take is slow because he tries to do too much all at once and then it hits him hard.
We are excited about having a little girl, well at least I am really excited. Matt was hoping for a boy.
How is potty training going? Is Mara still interested? How is she sleeping at night? Matt and I now just leave Ally in her crib all night. She has gotten to the point, where if she does wake up during the night, she cries for a minute or 2 and goes back to sleep.

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