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This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Napping Limbo

Comedian still naps - most days. She really needs it. If not, I'm sorely tempted to call her a grouchy, roaring Bear after 4:30pm.

But, there are days - like today- when that isn't possible. On such days she is passed out cold by 6pm, wherever she happens to be - seriously. People don't believe me.

Just like they don't believe that Bear, an active six year old Kindergartener still naps either. She does - when she's home anyway.

I'm not quite sure which part of the 'sleeping' gene these ladies inherited or where it came from but they have always loved their sleep.This is not to say, at least in the younger's case, that they were great sleepers. There is a difference.

Ok, fair is fair and if she reads this someday I want it to be written in stone (read: blog history) that Bear is, was, and most probably always will be a GREAT sleeper! One of my dearest friends told me when she was an infant and on her fourth hour of a second nap that day, "The more they sleep - the more they sleep." For Bear - yes, the theory applies.

But my dear Comedian has a twisted sense of slumber stipulations. Her's sounds more like, "I will get all the sleep I want - but on my terms, when and where I deem necessary even it it doesn't fit your idea of a schedule"

She didn't sleep through the night until she was three. Yup - 3 years old. Yet, there was no keeping that child awake at 1pm - she wanted a nap - she took a nap. Then, she started sleeping through the night (WILD CHEERING) only to get up at 4:30am - everyday! Ugly phase.

Now, she sleeps though the night with a consistant rising time of 5:30 am. She's just an early bird who LOVES her sleep, on HER schedule. Maybe she will be the teenager I don't have to drag out of bed?? I said maybe.

Today was a napless day. This is what she looked like at 6:01 pm.
Couldn't have stopped her if I tried. It's going to be an early morning. Nite -nite.


Kristin said...

Oh how I envy you the good sleeper but man that 5:30 wake up would KILL me.

WiseGuy said...

Awwww...so sweet!!

Martha said...

My sons didn't sleep through the nite until they were 3 y/o also, so I'm so glad we were Not the Only Ones!! Your girls are so precious.

MrsSpock said...

Oh no. No sleeping through the night until 3? That sends shivers down my spine...we are still getting up 2-3 times a night at least 3 days a week...When will it end, ye gods?