Friday, December 2, 2011
The Baby Won't Sleep Blues
My Friday nights sure have changed.
It's 11:00pm, and all I want to do is go to bed and sleep, it seems though I have a little party animal on my hands; and she is ready to keep on partying until midnight, at least.
Right now she's wiggling and talking beside daddy on the couch, watching hockey.
She's been giving me "tired" signs since before 10:00pm, and I thought for the briefest of moments that I had finally gotten her down for the night.
She fell asleep on daddy's chest, we moved her to the crib and she slept.
Beautiful, restful sleep.
45 minutes later, the hungry cry came. I fed her, she fell asleep on me, so I put her back to bed.
Nope! We were awake now!
Eloise will continue to party until she literally cannot keep her little eyelids open. (Though she keeps lifting her eyebrows, thinking that will lift her eyelids, it's pretty funny.)
This has been the routine for a couple of weeks now, and while she does sleep in until 9am, I would much rather be up by 7am, and go to bed at 10pm.
I've scoured my babywise and baby whisperer, but nothing has seemed to help.
Eloise is so good with her naps, but to go down for the night has been a struggle, and I can't figure out why.
I'm also so surprised at how midnight seems like such an ungodly hour to be awake, but when I didn't have a child it was the norm to be up that late regularly.
Yes, the times sure have changed!
Any suggestions how to get her down for the night at a more reasonable hour? I'd love to hear them!