Friday, December 18, 2009

Sleep is overrated, right?

Wrong. Sleep is a beautiful thing. I remember as a teenager I used to sleep until 1:00 pm sometimes. It was fabulous. Even in my 20s, after a night of partying, knowing I could sleep in was great. Now I'm a mom and sleeping in is not really an option at this point. Stevie is 2 so as you can imagine she's not up for sleeping in that late. Actually one thing we have learned about our little girl is she doesn't like sleeping at all. Well, that's not true. She sleeps. It's just always a struggle. Does she sleep through the night? Sometimes. Not as much as we would like though. It's brutal. I'm sure we have messed this up somewhere along the way. Probably by doing what we felt was working rather than what the books say to do. Now I can't help feel like we are caught in this trap and it's so hard to get out of it. "Let her cry" people say. Easier said than done though when the crying results in us all being awake until 3:00 am because she has worked herself up so much that now she won't go to sleep at all.

I guess some people are blessed with babies that love sleeping. I wish we were those people. Would I trade her in for a kid that goes to bed super easy and sleeps all night. Never. For now I will just need to seek solace in the fact that once she is a teenager I can get her back by waking her up at 7:30 on the mornings I know she wishes she can sleep until 1:00 pm.