Monday, June 28, 2010

Elusive Science of Sleep

Sleep is a hot commodity around here, and Lili doesn't seem to be able to get enough of it, at the right times of day.

If she naps, she doesn't fall asleep until 9:30 or 10pm. If she doesn't nap, she's a monster all afternoon and invariably melts down before we can get her into bed. Much of the issue comes from the current times of sunrise/set - there's just too much daylight for her little rhythms to handle. More issue comes from the fact that Mira wakes up early and so Lili doesn't get the chance to sleep in. Rather, she hears Mira is up and so would rather wake than get in that extra half hour.

It will settle out eventually (maybe in the fall, when the sun is more reasonable than 4:30am/8:40pm), but for now she's in a constant state of catch-up and over-fill.

So here she is, sacked out on the living room floor catching some of those extra zzzzz's.

note how the cat is holding sentry over her while she sleeps. too cute.

Oh and when it is 2:30 pm and both are sleeping? I'm totally not complaining. But when it's 8:30 at night and I still have to parent a not-asleep kid? Totally complaining. And when that not-asleep kid wakes the was-asleep baby? Completely complaining.


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