22 September 2008

Enough Sleep

When Vera gets enough sleep, so do we.

That’s what we’ve learnt after months of trial and error. We thought that keeping her from sleeping in the day would tire her out and make her sleep longer in the night. Wrong. She gets more cranky and cries all the way to bedtime.

Now, we try to make sure she gets at least 2-3 naps in the day. It seems that letting her sleep enough in the day, makes falling asleep at night less of a trying affair. She also cries less and smiles more when she’s well rested.

Best of all, she’s slept for 8 straight hours through the night for the last 4 nights! Our first all-night rest since birth. It’s cause for celebration.

The problem is: I still wake up in the middle of the night, like clockwork!