Thursday, August 18, 2011


Well, my two girlies are sickies. Last night, my almost-one-year-old Claire had to sleep in her baby swing because her nose was running and it was bothering her so much that she couldn't sleep. Best night of sleep I've had in awhile. Its just a good thing it was Claire and not Amelia because the seat belt almost wouldn't go around her.

Does anyone else have this problem? My babies are 11 months old and they don't sleep through the night. They used to. And occasionally one or the other of them will sleep all night but usually, they each get up 2 or 3 times a night and want to be comforted. I think they are playing us- they wake up a little bit and know that if they cry, mama will come rock them back to sleep. But its exhausting! A few nights ago, I was up NINE times in one night.

The good news is, the girlies are at an incredibly sweet age. They like to hold hands when they sit in their high-chairs. They play together in the mornings and smile at each other when they wake up. They have "baby parties" when they get up from their naps. They will stand up on the sides of their cribs facing each other and talk and laugh and jump on the beds. Its very cute.

Hopefully the snotty noses will clear up soon.


  1. The thing is, no small children "sleep through the night". That's just what adults call it when kids let US sleep "through the night".

    If you just let them cry it out when they wake up in the night they'll figure out that it doesn't work anymore and they'll start leaving you alone.

    It IS hard listening to them in there crying though.

  2. Next time you cry-it-out with twins, let me know how it goes. Its a nightmare! They wake each other up. And then just when one is drifting off, the other one will scream and set the first one off again. And I don't think that's fair to either of them. Unfortunately we don't really have the space available to separate them at night.