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February 12, 2015

[Channeling Oprah] You get to sleep. And YOU get to sleep. EVERYONE gets to sleep!

Parenting is a curious thing. As quickly as something goes of the rails, it’s back on track again. Our little dude was not sleeping. Like for real. No. Sleeping. Ever. It was terrible and frustrating. We couldn’t stop asking ourselves why this was suddenly happening. Is he teething? Does he have a cold? Is it a combination of the two? Does he have gas? What are we feeding him? Did we change what we’re feeding him? The list goes on.

What we learned…

  • The ‘Hail Mary‘ talking through the monitor trick works. It’s amazing. We’ve tried it since during the night and even once for a nap. Definitely a go-to trick if V happens to get up in the night. Saves us (well, saves Daddy) a good hour of time.
  • Just as quickly as he fell of the sleep wagon, he got back on. No rhyme or reason but it worked itself out. Unfortunately we can take no solace in having a specific reason to point to for the sleeplessness.

As suddenly as he stopped sleeping he started again. In reality it was a blip but it seemed like an eternity at the time because of both lack of sleep and the unknown (when will he sleep again? will he EVER sleep again?). Thankfully we had caffeine to help us through the workdays – of which there were many!

For now we will have to settle for accepting the unknown and be thankful  this coin toss went our way. This parenting thing is a trip.

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