It's a good thing our Stylish Sweetheart is super cute (see below), because she sure is causing some sleepless nights in our house these days. All of those books I read were definitely correct, as it seems that just when we have our routine down, Waverly Maye just isn't having it anymore.
I'm pretty sure that she just likes to keep us on our toes ... she is just too animated & has too much personality to do anything but that. Predictable? One word I wouldn't use to decribe our baby girl.
I can't complain too much, as I've heard more than enough stories from moms who didn't sleep for the first year. Waverly has pretty much slept like a rock star for the past couple of months. Although I knew it was more by chance than anything, I felt like a pretty accomplished new mom each night as she laid in her own crib in a peaceful slumber.
It really did look like the movies for a few nights. You know, I kissed her forehead as the lullabies from her sleep sheep played sweetly.
These nights? I certainly wouldn't describe them as calm. In fact, the words turbulent or rather rambunctius would be a better fit. Waverly does not seem to want to sleep in her crib, and although we can get her soundly sleeping while holding her, the minute we lay in her down, she makes it quite clear that she is not happy to be there. We have tried everything. The (magical) sleep suit, bigger meals before bed, extra pacifiers, repeats on the sleep sheep... We have let her cry (maybe the hardest moments of my life EVER), rocked her endlessly, and fed her. And YES, I admit it. I have snuck her into bed with me on more than one occasion, even though my husband was totally against the idea.
I knew being a mom wasn't going to be easy. And this whole sleep situation is definitely proving to be one of the hardest parts. But, when I look at that little face (again, see below), it is MORE than worth it.
Even if I never sleep again. (Which, by the way, I am starting to think that actually be the case.)
|Onsie & Pants are from Carters, and headband is from Etsy.|
|Outfit is from Babies'R"Us, and headband from Etsy.|