Growth Spurt?

I think Lyra’s hit another growth spurt. Last night was a night of hourly wakings to feed. She woke up at 5:15 and wanted to be awake, so I got up with her for about 45 minutes before convincing her that sleeping was a grand idea. We crawled back into bed and she let me sleep from six till 8:45, which was something.

The day was a bit weird, too – she basically wouldn’t fall asleep all day, so her usual morning nap didn’t happen, and her afternoon nap was rather truncated – I think it only lasted twenty minutes. I finally got her back to sleep around 4:30, but again for only twenty minutes. That’s happened once more, and now I’m utterly exhausted and she’s lying in the bassinet screaming at me. I did have her sleeping happily in my arms, but I really had to use the washroom so there was no help for it; I had to put her down.

My tiredness level is very, very high right now. She’s still screaming at me. I’ve turned off the lights and put her little star projection thing with ocean/rain sounds on to try and calm her down, but it’s not working. I’m going to have to pick her up and put her back to sleep again.

So. Very. Tired.


  • jenny

    December 4, 2008 at 2:53 am

    I am so very sorry 🙁 I know how utterly exhausting their growth spurts can be, especially when it means a complete change of their routine (sleeping, eating, moods, etc.). Just try to hang in there girlie, their spurts are usually short lived & you’ll have your happy Lyra back again *hugs*

  • mithoviel

    December 4, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Good luck with little ms. screamypants! 🙂