Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sleep…Or Lack of It

Last week was a false alarm

Reid’s sleeping is still sporadic, and many nights he wakes up at least once and is seriously ticked-off.  We are doing our best to help him learn to self-soothe and go back to sleep.  It is rough on everyone, even Sadie!  Sometimes he’ll sleep through the night and then we’ll try to recreate the exact circumstances to try and have it happen again.  As in…

“…we went out for ice cream and he fell asleep in the car and then slept through the night.  From now on, we will have ice cream every night.”   This theory was proven wrong the next night.  At least we got more ice cream!

And then a couple days ago Jer said, “he wore PJs without feet two nights and then slept through the night both nights!  I think he thermoregulates through his feet like I do.  From now on, no PJs with feet.”  (Yes.  My husband said this.  And I love him.)  The third night proved that Reid does not like to thermoregulate after all.

Yes, I realize we are grasping at straws here!! 

Here’s the thing:  our little dude is 1/2 Jeremy (or maybe slightly more than one half, if you ask me!).  Jer does NOT like to go to bed.  Why should we expect the Little Dude to want to go to bed?!

So for now we are trying to just take it one night at a time and hope that it gets better.  He’s sleeping now.  Let’s hope he stays that way.

Goodnight noises every where!


Anonymous said...

Holly & I are laughing out loud. You have made our day! Jenny, are you sure you don't want to be a comedy writer? (Ammy's internet is out at the moment so I am using The Kubaney's computer.) Reid is sooooooooo adorable. We can't wait to get our hands on him. 6 days and counting. We love you all and this web site.

Anonymous said...

I could not help but laugh at "thermoregulate." Y'all are adorable. I miss you guys so much!