Friday, April 9, 2010

This is the third time I've accompanied Chloé to her room, pulled down the blinds halfway and told her she could play a little but to go to sleep for a while. And it's worked! She played for about 3 minutes and then went to sleep. Wow. It makes me wonder if I could have spared myself all those times I held her in my arms in a dark room singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" over and over - or did we have to go through that to get here?

Generally, though, Chloé is a good sleeper. The first year of her life she woke up every two hours in the night and only slept for brief intervals during the day, but once we established a single day nap, she slept, wherever we were. Even at a friend's house, much to the despair of the other mother whose son wouldn't sleep a wink and would kick and scream until let out of his room.

Mia and Aidyn seem to be following the same pattern: a few mini sleeps a day now. Unfortunately by the time they've established their afternoon nap time, Chloé won't be sleeping at all anymore. Luckily I don't need much sleep...

1 comment:

Twintensity said...

You just keep telling yourself that! Glad you are so positive though. Promise -for me at least - the twins were sleeping through the night at nine months and yeah....nap-time never happened with any of my boys. But I survived. Once you have them sleeping through the night - and you can too - YOU don't feel the need for a nap anymore. That's the key. And once they are all grown-up at four years. Honestly, it's all just loads of fun. No comments on 1 year and 2 year. Loads of fun too. But naps would be nice! Take care/