Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A little more patience...

Thank you everyone for reminding me that Bryn is going through a lot of changes and I probably need to chill out a little about the sleeping thing. Between kindergarten and the new house, it is plenty to deal with (we haven't told her I am pregnant yet, but that will just be another thing to add to her list of things to adjust to). We do leave lights on and have walked through the dark house and such. I think it did start out as her being a little scared, but now I think it is just habit. She wakes up between 1 and 2 am every night and just doesn't settle back to sleep. I know it will pass - I just don't happen to be one of those people that deals well when my sleep is interrupted. Hard to believe I survived the baby years!

Aaron's car is fine and all set for us to head to Memphis this weekend to pick up a few furniture odds and ends. It will be a quick trip...it sure was easier to travel before I had to stick to this kindergarten schedule!

5 comments:

Carrie! :o) said...

I'm obivously reading posts backwards today, LOL. I have no idea what you're talking about, LOL. SO, I'll go read your previous post, LOL. I'm sooooooooooo behind these days.

Debi said...

It really does take some adjustment getting used to having to follow a kid's school schedule, doesn't it? One thing I love about summer...

Jean said...

There was an article in Time or Newsweek (I think) recently about how sleep patterns have changed over the years. Way back when (before electricity) it was apparently common for folks to go to bed earlier (no lights), wake up in the middle of the night, stay awake for several hours, then go back to sleep. They split the canonical eight hours into two sets of four with a period of wakefulness in the middle. That said, does Bryn read? Would it be possible to tell her that when she wakes up she can read a chapter or look at one book or something similar and then try to go back to sleep? Could she entertain herself without getting you up? If she doesn't settle back to sleep even with your intervention, can she just entertain herself. If she's too tired the next day, one would think she might sleep better the next night. Just a thought. I've got teenagers, so my problem is getting them up in the morning. The one still at home that is.

gail@more than a song said...

I'm a little behind but after reading your previous post and this one I too was going to say maybe it's all the changes that have been happening that affected her sleep. When my youngest was 8 our oldest was about to leave for college and the 8 yr old started coming in our room at night. Finally we let him sleep on floor by our bed, eventually made him go back to his room where we'd find him the next morning asleep on the floor by a night light! It took almost the whole semester to get him back on track and we realized the boys had always shared a room & we didn't prepare him beforehand about the older one leaving. It's always a learning experience I think!

Irritable Mother said...

When I'm around people with infants I often ask myself how I survived the baby years, too.
I did it.
Three times.
But I don't remember how.