Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Morning Serenade

It's 5 a.m oh jeez..yes a.m. and I am lying in bed being serenaded to the wake up cry of Madison. Maybe if I stop breathing she won't know I am awake and fall back asleep.....fat chance! Oh oh I hear silence. I curl back into the troughs of my comfortable, cozy body cave. Just as I am about to fall into the land of dreams, I hear it again... the concert has resumed, guess those 15 minutes were just an intermission, Madison resumes her concert and delivers her best performance yet. I come to the realization that sleep just isn't in the cards for me now or for the foreseeable future.

We make our way downstairs....its now 5:15. Groggy, eyes half open and a body that is just going with the flow, I venture to change the diaper of supergirl....the amazing wonder who doesn't need sleep, who tackles the world and everything around her one cry at a time. She looks at me with her spell-binding eyes and contagious smile and it all makes it worthwhile and I forget for that moment that its only 5:15...well almost!

The day has began. One child awake one child asleep.........two children awake let the games begin!

Ideas how to make my little one sleep longer in the morning:
  • Controlled singing: Will try to let her fuss a little longer in the morning. Past experience with this - not too good.
  • Purchase black out blinds: Not sure if this will make a difference, but worth a shot
  • Push bedtime later by 15 minutes for experimental purposes
  • Push naptime by 15 minutes for experimental purposes
I have come to the realization and acceptance that Madison might just be a really early riser. But I am still looking for ways to promote longer sleeps. If anyone has any advice I would love to hear it. For right now...wish me luck!

SSMom

4 comments:

  1. Just hang in there!

    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks for the visit!!!

      Wish me luck tomorrow morning!
      SSMom

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  2. My little one hasn't been good at sleeping since she started sleeping with her older sister. Since then I spent all night up with her. I wish you luck

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  3. Thanks Anabell!

    On the positive side. This is precious time we are spending with our little ones that we can look back on and cherish!

    SSMom

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