Sunday, November 01, 2009

To Anyone Who Thinks the World is Setup for Parents....

... all I have to say is "extra hour of sleep my ass!"

I was up before 6... in yesterday's time frame. Which means I've been up since before 5 a.m. using today's time frame. And I didn't get a nap, because Pumpkin decided she didn't want one today. (Actually, she fell asleep on the way home from our morning's excursion to the aquarium, "the bird restaurant" (Islands), and the park, but woke up when we got her out of the car and two exceedingly loud military jets chose just that instant to roar over our house, which is not, by the way, usually in Miramar's flight path. She had me lay down with her so she could play with my hair just long enough for me to get nice and sleepy and start thinking longingly of a nap, then she sat up and announced that she didn't want a nap and she was going to go play. Bah!)

Predictably, Petunia fell asleep early tonight, without finishing a proper nursing. This means that she will probably shift her entire night time schedule, and that my sleep schedule will shift accordingly (i.e, be trashed).

My one remaining hope is that Pumpkin will fall asleep really, really quickly since it is actually past her usual bedtime according to her body clock, and she didn't get a nap. Fingers crossed.


  1. Oh, good luck. I used to love "fall back" and getting an extra hour in my it is just making things more difficult. Although honestly things couldn't have gone any better. Once we got through the first 15 months with the child who would not sleep she sort of magically turned into the kid who likes to be tucked into bed awake, with a book in her hands, and who has been known to play happily in her room in the morning for up to an hour on weekends. Getting enough sleep makes me a completely different person...

  2. Oh. Waaaaah! That's no good. Munchkin got up at 6am today, I have no idea why ...

    BTW, I'm just catching up on all your news and all your posts -- congratulations on your new arrival! Petunia, also, is a GREAT blog name!

    (and if you blow dry your hair once a month with a newborn in the house, that is a miracle!)


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