Sleep Update

I don't know if it's the change of the seasons, the fact that we took the side off of Theo's crib, the wet, rainy weather, still adjusting from getting home from spring break, all the Easter candy, the later sunset or what. But our kids have become really horrible sleepers in the last few weeks. Sleep deprivation is one of those things that makes you stop regretting how fast it's all going and thank your lucky stars that your children won't be little forever, am I right?

I hope you're sleeping well. Despite the hot water bottle, pink flower nightlight that fills the room with a soft glow, Dohm white noise machine, humidifier, rain forest lullabies, sleep training clock and a gazillion stuffed animals, we just can't seem to get a solid eight hours.

I'll be back tomorrow with a more interesting post, but I just had to share. I am losing my mind over here, one night without R.E.M. at a time! Wish me lucky for tonight. It's 9 pm and our kids aren't even asleep. More red wine, please. But wow, I love them so much anyway. Parenthood is funny that way. Goodnight! xo


  1. Oh, Lindsey, I get you so well. We had one of those nights as well last night. I blame it all on the salty pizza they had for dinner, but my two were awake almost once every hour, thirsty or with a nightmare. I don't know if you're in the mood to hear other people's tricks and tips, but what seems to work for our kids is lots of fresh air during the day and a few drops of lavender oil on a wet diapercloth instead of a humidifier. Oh, and classical piano music (we have a CD that is especially for kids to listen to at bedtime) that they fall asleep to and that we sometimes turn on again in the night.
    But I know that sometimes nothing seems to work, I know. I take a nap whenever I get a chance because 8 hours never happen at our house either... but I'm also amazed on how little sleep I can function. I remember falling asleep on the couch on Friday afternoons when I was still working full time without kids because I thought I was so exhausted despite getting a solid eight hours each night and much more on the weekends!
    Good luck, and don't despair! Summertime is coming and I always find it easier to get through the days when it is warmer and lighter outside. Best wishes from Germany!

  2. I'm so sorry for the lack of sleep. My kid has always been an absolutely terrible sleeper and still is, at 2.5. I am pretty nervous about how things will go once the new baby is here, but I also figure that I already have the worst sleeper in the world so the new one can only be better, right?

    Hang in there. After a week of crappy nights, ie when someone is sick or just sleeping especially crappily, I start to feel like it has "always been this way" and always will be, but once things improve, I quickly move on and the misery becomes a distant memory. This, too, shall pass.

  3. Sorry you're going through this but I'm happy I'm not the only one!

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