Monday, September 15, 2008

A Tale of Two Issues

I had a nice, upbeat post about how much better Pumpkin is eating planned. She's tried several new foods this week. And actually eaten some of them!

However, the sleep thing isn't going nearly so well. We've decided that we need to work more on having her fall asleep on her own, in her crib. She already won't let Hubby hold her while she goes to sleep, so this seems like a good time to work on this. But tonight, I tried to get her down without prolonged rocking or snuggling... and it didn't go so well. She whined and whimpered, and I comforted from a far. But when she really, really cried, I couldn't stand it and picked her up. At which point she said "Boppy!"

So I nursed her, and she fell asleep in my arms. I'm going to go to bed now in preparation for a rough night. I'm trying to remember that the food thing has gotten better, and the sleep thing will, too, eventually. The only problem is that it was pretty easy to figure out how to handle the eating issue, and it is far from easy to figure out how to handle the sleep issue. Some people say cosleep. Some people say let her cry herself to sleep. Other people say just about everything in between. I wish I could figure out what Pumpkin would say!

4 comments:

  1. I don't think it's so much what Pumpkin says as what enables you and hubby to survive. Whatever works the best...

    The sleep will get better, then worse, then better again, then worse... or at least that's what my experience has been. And I really believe that ultimately I have almost no influence and certainly no control over it. Hang in there...

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  2. Yeah, we are having the same issue. I KNOW at some point she will go to sleep on her own. I just wish I could know when and how to help it happen. Cause nothing is working. And it's just easier to rock her to sleep. So we keep doing it. Sigh...

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  3. Oh, and I'm glad to hear the eating is getting better! She just needed to get there in her own time, I guess!

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  4. Eventually she will be old enough that you can actually ask her, but hopefully things will resolve themselves before then.

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