Thursday, June 29, 2006
Let Sleeping Babies Lie?
I don't know if I should be truly concerned or thank my lucky stars.
My toddler LOVES to sleep. I'm not saying I'm surprised by her inherit intuition to snooze, as I was fabled to be (and still am) a wonderful sleeper. It just worries me sometimes.
She has always been a great sleeper. When she was a newborn, she would sleep for 4 hour jags. She began sleeping 8-9 hours a night at 8 weeks. By 18 weeks, she would span twelve hours during the night. Rarely does she wake during the night. She also naps very well, taking a leisurely 2 hour siesta after lunch.
This week has been strange though. It began with a 3 hour nap after lunch on Tuesday. During supper that evening, she could barely keep her eyes open. We do things roughly the same time everyday, so I was a bit alarmed. I had her in bed by 7:30 pm. I had to wake her up yesterday at 8:30 am to make sure she was still alive. Today seems to be no different. She is still sleeping.
I guess this is a wonderful problem to have. I know I am thankful it is not the opposite problem. Anything minutely out of the range of normal sends mothers into a frothing panic. I am going to cautiously thank my lucky stars that my princess is prone to slumber. Tomorrow, I am going to sleep in too.