Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Changeling

Omigod! Someone has swapped my child for one who sleeps at night! For more than a week we (three) have been sleeping without interruption until 7am. Holy s?*/$! The baby I gave birth to a year and a half ago has never done that. So whose child is this?!

Fortunately the days are the same as they were before and ChloƩ is still the bright and energetic daughter I know. So something must have changed.

It could be that she realized she was driving me crazy waking up and not going back to sleep at night. She is very sensitive to my feelings: when I cry, she instantly stops whatever she's doing and gives me a hug. But still, I think she didn't feel the sadness, more the anger, because that was certainly right up there on the surface.

Or possibly it is just the age. For ChloƩ, 1 1/2 years of broken sleep was enough. She's discovered that sleeping 10 or 11 hours in a row leaves her refreshed and happy and she's decided to continue the habit for a few years. I hope.

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