Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Speaking Too Soon

Chloe's always been a good sleeper. By that I mean that as a newborn, she was almost impossible to rouse, even to eat, and that she was sleeping through the night at a ridiculously early age. Perhaps we did something right to encourage that, but this just seems to be the disposition she was born with. Which is why the last month or so has left me completely at loose ends. As far as I could tell, Chloe was doing her level best to sleep as little as possible during the day. Her morning nap was down to half an hour. Gakkk! Never having had to actually soothe her to sleep, I've been at a complete loss as to how to get her to sleep. Well, having revisited a sleep book and done a lot of asking around, I got a room-darkening shade for her and we decided to put her down for her morning nap a half-and-hour or hour later than usual. So this morning I put her down at 9:30 rather than 9:00, and boy, was she TIRED. Drum roll please... It is now 10:41 and she is still asleep! And I am in heaven. Just thought I'd share the joy of one good day.


Anonymous gramma f said...

Good Job Meika!

have a good day.
love gramma f

9/25/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/25/2007 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger e+e+z said...

Zora's got some of the same stuff going on. Great night sleeper. Sometimes takes good naps. Sometimes doesn't.

She, too, seems to like the dark. In fact, some of her best naps are taken in a pack-n-play with sheets or blankets completely draped over it to shut out the light.

I know that feeling though: I really can't soothe her to sleep. Because I really never have had to.

9/25/2007 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sleeping? Wait 'til she finds out about curfews. Dad

9/26/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger shelly said...

I'm hoping for such good sleep for my anticipated one (two months now)! Could the month-long glitch have been because of all the transitioning?..... Well, when you are able to respond again, I have a question about Saugatuk for you. My husband and I are flying to GR for some baby showers and I would like to stay there for a night. I've stayed on my own before, although wasn't impressed with the place I chose and was curious whether you could recommend? Thanks so much....shelly

9/28/2007 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger Meika said...

Hey Shelly - yes, I do have a place I can recommend, but it's pricey. We've gone there a couple times for special ocasions. It's called Hidden Gardens Cottages or Hidden Cottges Gardens or something. I'll try to find a little more detail for you when I have a little more time, but that's a start!

10/03/2007 10:44:00 AM  

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