Ughhh… Monday. And day number eleventy billion 9? 10? 14? (I’ve lost count) without any sight of the sun. It is getting depressing all up in here, folks.
Add to that the fact that we just went through the time change? Miserable. I’m ready to hunt down and kill the person who invented Daylight Savings Time. But I’m sure he’s long gone. Andplusalso, I suppose it’s actually Standard Time that I take issue with, since I would much rather have it be dark in the morning and still light when I get out of work at night. So maybe I should actually kiss the person who invented Daylight Savings Time, and insist that he fight the good fight to take over the months of November through March, too.
But I digress. About the hunting/killing/kissing part, anyway.
Nora’s sleep—or rather, her wake-up time—has been jacked up lately. Even before Daylight Savings Time ended. A little more than a week ago, on a Saturday, she woke up at 5:45 a.m. out of the blue and things just haven’t been the same since. At first I thought for sure it was some kind of fluke—this kid has pretty much never woken up before 7 a.m. in her entire life. The next day, she rebounded and slept until nearly 7:00 a.m., but then last week she was still messed up. We finally got her back to sleeping until around 7:00 a.m. at the end of last week, and then we set the clocks back and she was up at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.
FUN TIMES, I assure you. Actually, I know there are many moms out there who can relate.
I’m just not sure what the cause of this has been. She doesn’t just quietly lay in bed once she’s up, either. She literally yells “MAMA!! MAMA! MAMAAAAAA! MAMA!” over and over again for as long as it takes. (Believe me. Girlfriend has gone 45+ minutes with this.) I’ve checked on the video monitor and she’s clearly fine, and we don’t want to encourage this nonsense, so we try to keep her in there until it’s actually time to get up. So I turn off the monitor for a little peace and quiet but I can still hear the “MAMA!! MAMA!!” calls clear as day, sailing easily through two closed doors and a hallway.
What gives? I know the time change is certainly to blame for some of it, but we’re talking about a kid who we literally had to WAKE UP at 7:30 on a daily basis up until a few weeks ago. And she was NOT happy about that, either.
Naps are the same (consistently inconsistent) at daycare. Some days she takes one, some days she doesn’t. At home on the weekends, she’s been napping wonderfully still. She sleeps through the night fine. She’s had some congestion but she seems to be at the end of it now. And she still seems ready for bed and goes to sleep pretty easily at 7-7:30 p.m.
So is it just one of those phases? How do you know when you’re supposed to make adjustments to their sleep schedules? What are the signs? And why must she always insist on yelling for Mama instead of Dada? :)
I am participating in NaBloPoMo. If you’d like to join me (and a TON of others), you can click here to sign up (today is the last day to do so). Today’s writing prompt was “What are your thoughts about tomorrow’s election in the United States?” but tomorrow’s prompt is also election related, and I just couldn’t bear to talk about it that much. So, I’m freestylin’ it today. :) Plus, if you really want to hear my thoughts on the election, I already talked about it here.
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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