The past two nights, V has been waking up bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for fun. The first night I got up with her at 4. Last night I decided that doing that might start a trend and I don't want to reward her for waking up by playing with her, so I laid there with her while she thrashed around and tried to crawl away for two hours. Finally, I put her in the crib for five minutes while she screamed like a wild animal. But it tired her out a bit and then she went back to sleep - not exactly right away, but she did go back to sleep. When I put her in the crib and she started yelling, I heard the person above us get up and move around (we have crazy thin ceilings and floors). It was 3am.
Thursday, August 24, 2006