Tuesday, March 8, 2011

state of the sleeping address

I always brag that I have great sleepers.  They're certainly are in a weird schedule right now. 

GREAT: both girls sleep until at least 7am.
GREAT: rorykate always takes a good morning nap, sometimes right after she wakes up.
NOT AS GREAT: sometimes I let rory nap too long in the morning, when leah and i get caught up in too much fun playtime, or less fun chores.
GREAT: rorykate is in great spirits in the morning.  who wouldn't be with about 14-15 hours of sleep?
GREAT: leah usually asks to take a nap, in the afternoon.
NOT AS GREAT: rorykate usually seems tired, but actually isn't.  probably because she got 13 hours of sleep at night and a 2 hour nap in already.
WEIRD: leah rarely naps.  she instead plays and reads quietly.
GREAT: somehow, leah seems fully rested after her "nap" time.
GREAT: rory usually sleeps for a bit in the afternoon, even if just for 30 minutes.
NOT AS GREAT: 5:30 at our house.  today, leah was begging to go to sleep.  actually begging "please mommy it's bedtime."  rory was also begging, but more with just lots of tears. 
GREAT: i'm usually able to hold both of them off until 6:30 with food and books and baths.  tonight we only made it to 6:10.
NOT AS GREAT: both girls wake up in the middle of the night, rory to eat (because she's been asleep for like 8 hours already) and leah wakes up with nightmares. 
GREAT: both girls go back to sleep almost immediately after a nursing (rory) or a snuggle (leahmadison)

it's hard to remember sometimes at 5:30pm or 3am how lucky i am the rest of the day.  really, i'm lucky even at 5:30 and 3am as well.  :)

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