You guys, I should have written about my sleep struggles ages ago. I have been a sparse blogger in part due to being very busy and in part because I worry I am doing everything wrong with my child and feared opening myself up to criticism. Y’alls comments and support yesterday had me in tears while nursing Sabine – thank you. Bloggers and blog readers are the best 🙂
Inspired by all your positive stories, I decided to let Sabine try napping in her crib today and you know what? She has napped better today than she has in WEEKS! It could just be a fluke, but I’ll take it. From what I understand, good naps = good nighttime sleep. Maybe tonight I’ll get a solid chunk of sleep? If nothing else, at least I know her sweet little brain is getting enough quiet time today.
Tonight I think I will let her do the first leg of sleep in the crib, and then likely move her to the bedroom to sleep beside me in the cosleeper or Rock ‘n Play (whichever she fancies) for the rest of the night. I hate having my baby girl so far from me (honestly, the distance from our room to hers is about 10 steps so she is NOT that far but still… I like having my baby close) but am wondering if maybe the Professor and I are disturbing her sleep? Maybe we move too much? Maybe our loud sleep farts offend her delicate nose? Who knows! Either way, I’m working on remaining positive and enjoying all these late night cuddle sessions with my baby!
In other news, tomorrow I have my first meeting of a Mommy and Me group that I joined. I’m nervous and excited. The past two weeks in NYC have been lonely. I’m ready to meet some other moms and have a social life again. Hopefully they will like my southernness! I’ll post about the group tomorrow afternoon, provided this napping trend continues.