She was cute and all…

when she was a baby…but I don't want to go back to all that sleeplessness.  So NO MORE NAPS for Miss Julia.

For the past bunch of days (I lost track), after a VERY welcome period of sleeping through the night (finally – she just turned four in May), Julia has been waking up from, she says, a bad dream, coming into our bed, falling asleep promptly, and both snoring and grinding her teeth.  Loudly.  So I get up, carry her limp little body (and her elephant) back to her bed and tuck her in – and then she wakes up and is thirsty.  So I give her something to drink and trudge back to bed.  On average, that's all been happening around 3 in the morning.  And then, as soon as the morning sunlight caresses her face, she is AWAKE!  And READY TO START THE DAY!

This is around five o'clock.  And I'd be more than happy to get up then, if she hadn't kept me awake earlier in the darker part of morning.  And it catches up.  I can do with less than 8 or 7 or 6 hours of sleep – but when the sleep is broken up into bits and pieces, then it's not as easy.  And so these last few days I've been just…sluggish.  I could also blame last week's bout of 90+ degree weather.  I don't like it much.  But I think it's mainly been the interrupted sleep.

And so I was VERY happy to wake up this morning around five – and realize that Julia had slept through the night and WASN'T EVEN AWAKE YET!  Yay!  So I lazily dozed off again and she came and woke me up a little later.  And that was fine with me.

And I think some of it's because she didn't have a nap yesterday.  The several days before yesterday, she had dozed off, either in the car on the ride back from visiting my Dad on Father's Day…or on the way back from the grocery store…or snuggling on the couch with her own Daddy, watching a movie or something.  (They both fell asleep then – it was very cute at the time.)

So, yeah.  My plan for the summer?  Keep her busy and NO NAPS. 

Unless I get one, too.

One thought on “She was cute and all…

  1. I feel your pain. Brianna has always been a good sleeper, but Gillian is another story. She was over a year old before she’d go without waking up multiple times during the night. For the past couple weeks, she’s back to waking up at 3 or 4 or 5 in the morning. Last evening, I confirmed what I suspected was the cause–teething. She’s working on her 2-year molars, and a corner of one has finally broken through her gums. I wasn’t thinking about that at first, because she just turned 20 months, but she got her first tooth at about 6 months, so I shouldn’t be surprised. I just hope it doesn’t take too long for all of them to come through–I was just getting used to uninterrupted sleep again. *sigh*

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