Two sides, equally strong-willed and determined, face off in an epic battle of sleep. A refusal to give into slumber is met with an equal dedication to enforce the rules of nap-dom. Screaming and a theatric conflict of wills ensue. There can only be one victor.
And it will be me.
I just received this book, by Elizabeth Pantley, in the mail yesterday and cannot seem to read the pages fast enough. Between my weary, sleep-deprived eyes and a 5-week-old who won’t nap for more than 15 minutes unless he’s sleeping on one of us, I’m in desperate need of a solution.
We’re lucky in that C usually sleeps well at night. He has 3-5 hour stretches between feedings. It’s a different story during the day. I don’t understand why he hates napping!
Have you utilized the tips in this book? Were they helpful to you?
I totally felt like Superwoman yesterday. Today…not so much. Now I understand what people mean about the highs and lows of caring for a newborn. Early this morning, I came down with either the flu or some kind of food poisoning, so I’m not at my best today to begin with. I have to admit, heaving less than two weeks after a c-section is quite painful. :-/
Hubster had a work commitment for a few hours this afternoon, and C insisted on giving me a hard time. Every time I put him down, he cried. At one point, he was freshly changed, had been fed and shouldn’t have been tired but was still crying. I started crying, too. I was never so glad to see Hubster than I was when he came home from his meeting. Bless his heart, he took care of C for the rest of the afternoon while I napped. He is wonderful.
Hoping tonight will be better!