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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who Needs Sleep?

You know how you are supposed to put down a baby when they are still awake so they learn to drift off to dreamland on their own? Yeah, always thought that was bullwhickey. When Baba was a baby the ONLY way to get him asleep was to walk, quickly, in circles so he would get dizzy and close his eyes. I think he napped for a total of 4 hours between the time he was born until he turned 3 years old when we gave up on napping.

Rudy, on the other hand, has always been a good napper (granted she outgrew that business almost a year ago now), but her napping was a production that involved 5 to 15 minutes of screaming at the top of her lungs to let me know that she was NOT tired (riiiight!) and was NOT going to nap. I always won.

Today, the older kids were hungry so I laid Panthalassa in her crib to throw some lunch together. She was AWAKE. She fell asleep on her own and is still sleeping 45 minutes later. I do believe in miracles!

I would also like to know how it is that my two month old sleeps better than my six year old. Panthalassa slept 12 hours last night. Baba stalled until 9 pm when he finally lost his battle with sleep and was up his usual 6. He was moaning in his sleep again (hello nightmares, go away!) and is a little tired (read: teary eyed) today.

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