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In sleep news tonight:
I've noticed that Bumper has developed two of my weird (and frankly creepy) idiosyncrasies:
- sleeping with her eyes partially or fully open
- performs calisthenics in her sleep (kicking, turning, flipping, punching, etc.)
In other sleep news:
For the third night, husband has taken over the entire "getting Bumper to sleep" routine and I shouldn't be typing this, but it's working! (I just cursed myself. That's it. It's over). It's so exciting that I'm weeping just typing these words. I know many of you had already reached that milestone long before me, but up until now, no one, I mean NO ONE, has been able to get Bumper to sleep but me and that was really beginning to wear me down (amongst other things). I'm so happy and it's just in the nick of time. It's Ladies Night Saturday, whoo to the freakin' hoo! I don't care if alcohol is involved, I'm just getting out of the house!
EDITED TO ADD:
It is Thursday now and I brought home one screaming, unnapped*, cranky
* if unnapped isn't a word, it is now. It's when you get backhanded by Weissbluth karma for not adhering to the all important respect for your childs nap time, instead making the baby portable for your leisure. Results in one cranky baby who can be hard to get to sleep.
Sleep round-up and recap:
Bumper is getting to sleep closer and closer to our goal time and her naps are going very well. I still do something at least once a week that screws up at least one nap but it doesn't seem to have the same impact as before when I was messing it up more often. I haven't really missed the outings because the napping is making her a much happier and fun baby to be around.
So consistency is the key (you guys are so smart. I heart you, blogsphere). Here's to consistency! I'll be drinking to that on Saturday.
I'm so glad I found you, blogsphere. You've kept me sane.