Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Big Win

I mentioned recently that I feel like I'm playing sleep roulette these days. Well, I won big last night- Pumpkin slept all the way through until 5 a.m. before she woke up, and then she nursed and went back to sleep (in her crib) until 6:45.

Of course, I want to know what caused such excellent sleep. So I asked Pumpkin:

Me: Pumpkin, why did you sleep so well last night? I know you don't have enough words to tell me, so just tell me, was it because we played outside after work? If it was, say "ball".

Pumpkin: stares at me silently

Me: Was it because I let you have an entire oatmeal cookie for your bedtime snack? If it was, sign "cookie".

Pumpkin: signs cookie

Me: Was it because we let Baby sleep with you? If it was, say "baby".

Pumpkin: Bay-bee!

Me: Hmmmm

Pumpkin: Hat!

I'm not sure what part of our routine "hat" represents. Maybe the randomness?

Tonight, Pumpkin wouldn't finish her cookie, and she threw Baby out of the crib. So I've got my hopes pinned on the hat factor.


Thanks for the comments and emails yesterday! It is nice to know that we aren't the only couple who struggle with the decision about whether to hire a cleaning service. We're currently thinking about leaving some rooms out of the cleaning, which will reduce the cost. Personally, I think that it is silly to have a cleaning service and then tell them not to clean some things (except for the office- I actually see no way that we could ask someone else to clean the office), but marriage is all about compromise, right? We'll see how it turns out. I'm still waiting for the estimate from the second company.


  1. Yea for Pumpkin! Maybe she is getting ready to start sleeping through the night soon. Mason would throw in a good night of sleep every so often shortly before he started sleeping all night. I hope that is the case for you! Although, I should warn you a good night was usually followed by two bad nights.

    Good luck, I hope she starts sleeping better and more consistent for you.

    Also, I totally understand why you would want a cleaning service. Keeping up on the house can be so overwhelming.

  2. Yay! Congratulations! Fingers crossed that this is the start of a trend...

  3. Did I mention that we are getting the same sleep roulette? I swear, our Pumpkins go through a lot of the same things at the same time!

    I'm glad you got one great night, and I hope you have many more. In a row! It's got to be the hat.


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