Daily Archives: November 7, 2015

Weekend Coffee Share – Sleep Deprivation Edition

Doctor Who Coffee MugIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a heck of a week.

For one thing, we’re coming off of sickness last week – so we were already off our game, and I’d already been sleeping on the couch to avoid getting sick, as well as the Geek Baby sleeping out of the bedroom. We’re at about the time, then, that the Geek Baby needs to transition into sleeping in her crib anyway… so we decided to leverage this disruption in life to just start the transition.

Ouch.

If there’s one thing we’re kind of sheepish saying about the Geek Baby (and yet here I am saying it on the Internet…) it’s that she’s been a great sleeper. From really early on, she was sleeping through the night. She’s always been kind of a random napper, but it’s really easy to deal with random naps and fussy tired time during the day when you’ve slept through the night.

But she hasn’t always been the easiest to get down to sleep – often it felt like a coin flip as to whether she would wake up or sleep on when you put her down. Once down successfully, she’d sleep.

Somewhere in our thrown-off schedule and in trying to move to the crib… well, the odds have gotten much worse than a coin flip.

If we were having coffee, it wouldn’t be my first today. Nor my second, probably. Because getting her to go down to sleep? It’s been HARD. Often impossible. We’ve done some reading on baby sleep, and that’s helping us form a plan and not go crazy. Because when your baby wakes up during the act of putting her down in a crib… crazy is where that train is headed.

It might have been a weak Science Fiction Today post the other day, but I did wonder about sleep on Monday. It’s only been more ridiculous since then. Hopefully it gets better – say, before I have to head back to work, and this gets really hard…

How are you? In desperate need of coffee? I’m sure there’s more at the linkup on Part-Time Monster!