(At the moment) both my kids are sleeping fairly well through the night. Are we still friends? Leni sometimes gets up and crawls into our bed, but she’ll often sleep in after a disrupted sleep (barring the occasional accident since nixing her night time pull up). Finn is back to sleeping a solid 11 hours … Continue reading Momsomnia
Hold the applause on that whole sleep thing. Finn had three days of mediocre success with the midday nap and now it’s all over the damn place again. The good news is that his runny nose is almost totally gone and he’s kind of sleeping during the day again. We just discovered the poor lad … Continue reading Riding the sleep wave.
Around 6am each morning, a tinny rolling cry breaks through the monitor rousing me from my dreamstate. Finn is ready to start another day. A peak at the screen shows a black and white pixelated bundle with reflective eyes. I groggily pad over to his room. When I enter, he reaches his little fists up … Continue reading My alarm clock.
You know, as I'm sitting here contemplating what to write, it just occurred to me that I am feeling completely at ease. Oh hello there, peaceful feeling. Stick around a while, won’t ya? There are many wonderful things contributing to this. One major factor is that I finally got some much-needed rest over the weekend, … Continue reading Oh hello there, peaceful feeling.
It’s 7:30pm and both kids are sound asleep in their beds. The baby didn’t even whimper when I placed him into his crib and our 3.5 year old happily closed her eyes after just one book and a kiss goodnight. Jose and I use our extra time together to unpack the day and have a … Continue reading Sleep porn.
I have this irritating habit (say once or twice a week) of waking up in the middle of the night irrationally worried about a million things that happened or didn’t happen with Leni the day before. Things totally out of my control. Odd moments from yesterday whose outcome were almost always positive or definitely ok … Continue reading Case of the moonlight mommy guilts.
I very much wish I was writing to you from Barbados right now, but alas, we have returned. The good stuff just flies by, doesn't it? Before we left I was talking to a friend about how I’d been planning and packing for our trip for weeks. She just nodded, all knowing-like, and told me … Continue reading Eyes on the prize
I’m baaaack! I actually didn’t go anywhere and have no good excuse for not writing these past few weeks. I think one part of me was embarrassed because I totally caved and started giving Leni her bedtime bottle again only a few days after writing about my semi-triumphant success slash acceptance of the new early … Continue reading Adventures of a 13-month-old
We had a really flukey odd occurrence last Saturday. I had intended to slowly ease Leni off her bedtime bottle (a directive from her pediatrician), but on Saturday she just wouldn’t sleep the whole darn day for some reason. Thankfully she wasn’t cranky so we tried our luck and stayed out a little past her … Continue reading Messing with my baby’s sleep (and other triumphs)
Until L actually got her first tooth, my husband and I were constantly speculating over anything we perceived to be slightly unusual behaviour. When she woke in the night or seemed fussy or particularly drooly we’d say, well, perhaps she’s teething. It felt so very abstract though. And our assessments became more and more unsure … Continue reading A tough little teether