Thursday, January 8, 2009

What's That I Heard?

I have decided it is impossible to get any "deep" sleep anymore.   

Last night I was waiting for Ned to wake up to eat but trying to get some sleep (I fed Penny at 2 am - one of the only nights she has been up before him).  I hear crying so I get up and go into the nursery.  All is quiet.  I get back into bed and I hear it again.  I go into the nursery.  Nothing.  I look for the cat who cries at night for food - she is resting comfortably on our bed. 

Where is the noise coming from??  Ah...Husband is snoring and making little weezing snores through his nose.  Funny yes, but pillow-over-the-head worthy in the middle of the night. 

I also kept hearing the music from Penny's mobile (not the exact one but close).  It is a great mobile and we play it in the AM to try to keep her calm while she waits 20 mins for her medicine to work - it plays/rotates for 15 mins which is great.   It does not play at night so I have no idea why I kept hearing it. 

Anyway, sucks when you have classical music in mobile form stuck in your head at 3 am.  Even if my kids manage to sleep through the night some day - will I? 

P.S. Ned didn't get up until 6:30 am - but since he cried at 1:30 am when Penny woke up I don't count it as "sleeping through the night".  


Liz Jimenez said...

I hear phantom noises like that, too. Phantom toy songs, phantom mobile (though, now Rebecca can reach the mobile and tug on it, so not-so-phantom).

And yes, eventually you will get a real night's sleep again. It took a little while after my kids started sleeping through. I was still kind of listening and couldn't sleep all that well. But I got over it, and now I sleep quite soundly. Yay!

10 lbs of awesome in a 5 lb bag said...

I hate to say it, but my wife hasn't gotten a good night of sleep since before she got pregnant. D'oh! But one huge change is when we started turning off the monitor.

Nancy said...

Ya. I hear those phantom noises as well. Except ... last night I TOLD myself it was phantom and it turned out that the kids' clock radio alarm went off at midnight. OOPS!

You don't count 1:30 to 6:30 sleeping through the night?? Sheesh - high standards ;)

Logan has FINALLY started sleeping through the night. I took the COPE meeting advice and put the damn juice in his crib. All good from 7:30-ish to 7:30-ish. :D

Neve said...

I hear phantom noises ALL THE TIME TOO! I constantly think Neve is stirring and I click on the video monitor and she's sound asleep. Also, I just told my hubby last night that I've woken up multiple occassions to his snoring thinking it was Neve awake. I haven't slept through the night since before I was pregnant. WTF!?

LauraC said...

It took me about a month after my boys starting sleeping through the night to truly deep sleep through the night again. Now I pity the fool crazy enough to wake me.

Anonymous said...

I still wake at 2am, though my baby has stopped. I don't sleep well between 2 and 4. But it gets better.
Don't be so hard on yourself. Your babies are doing great. They're making great progress. And it isn't your fault you failed the GD test, either.
Pregnancy and new motherhood is a challenge, and all babies COME OUT differently, so you can't compare yourself to others. You're doing fantastic and this period of babyness is well on its way to being over. They'll be one before you know it. And suddenly, they're toddlers. So relax and enjoy. I know, it is impossible to fully take that advice, but try. And get some space away from them, too. It makes you appreciate everything more when you're around them.
I don't mean this to be a downer-comment, but, rather, encouraging. I know it's hard. It's hard for me when my youngest sleeps through the night when my sister-in-law watched him, but won't for me. When my husband's theories about pacifiers and swaddling work better than what I was doing. And when my "cranky and fussy" baby is a perfect angel all day at daycare...until I pick him up and he starts to cry. But it really is fleeting. It'll be gone before you know it. My 2 year old has taught me that. It goes by so quickly.
Enjoy those gummy smiles! And cries. And rocking...I realized too late that I'll never rock my 2 year old to sleep again.

Lee Denis said...

Life gets easier, when you just accept that you will forever more be sleep deprived. Even once they are old enough to sleep through the night, there will always be those nights when they don't for whatever reason. Acceptance makes it all much easier, at least for me it did.

Donna said...

AS long as your children sleep under your roof, you will never sleep soundly again (and probably even beyond that)! LOL!!!