Friday, December 16, 2011

Game On

sure, you're cute:


I mean who thinks a baby eating his toes isn't cute? max1

Sure, you're happy 90% of the time - really happy. You're a pretty good kid...


for 22 hours of the day. But, there are 2 hours that Dad and I are dying to change. 2AM - 4AM. I honestly can't remember the last night you have slept through the night. I think you have only done this about 10 nights in your entire life - and hardly any of those were back to back. How I wish you could talk to us and tell us what is wrong, if anything. We vowed never to bring children into our bed to sleep, to always work to get you kids to sleep in your beds, but if you were willing, I'm about to break my vows.

Max, it is time for some changes. Dad and I are ready to sleep through the night. We'd like to be able to stay up until (gasp!) 11 o'clock knowing that we have 7 full ours of sleep in front of us, but we can't do that right now.

So, either you start having your fits between 2PM & 4PM, or you sleep through the night. You hear me? We're not going to stand for it anymore. It's us vs. you. I think we'll win. Game on.


But, of course you'll probably continue to win, because I have this inability to hear you cry for longer than 10 minutes. It is just something about that high decibel you are able to hit. (Maybe you'll be a famous male soprano?) So, of course I'll come and put your paci back in, cover you up, or cuddle you and rock you. Because you are spoiled. But, you're the last baby I'll rock from 2-4AM, and soon, much too soon, you won't need me to do that anymore.

So, how about a compromise? Every other night?


Allison D said...

Whew, you know I feel your pain. Marshall was consistent with his sleeping until he was nearly two years old! You know what...Max just loves his momma! And getting a visit from you in the early AM just makes him happy. :) (and shhhh, let him in your bed...just a few times. You'll miss it one day.)

*Jess* said...

My daughter slept through the night by 8 weeks old. My son didn't sleep through the night until he was 2.5 YEARS old! So, I feel your pain!

Emily said...

THREE YEARS, CARRIE!!! I know that doesn't make you feel better but I just had to say it. We kept Lilly, though, and we love her very much. She woke up every 3 hours for 3 years.