Saturday, February 4, 2012

not a baby anymore

Last night Miss Frida slept on her own -- without coming to get me, without getting out of bed at all -- from 8:30 until 4:30 a.m.!!!  If you have never had a little one with sleep "challenges" you might not think that this is cause for celebration, but believe me when I say, that in context, this is a MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT!  I wasn't awoken until 4:30 a.m. -- hallelujah! 

When she did wake up, Frida crawled into bed with us and "cuddled" for a while, waking up happily at 7:30 a.m.  Good girl!  And then my sweet husband took her downstairs for some Backyardigans-viewing and let me sleep until 9:30 a.m.!!!!  I feel so much better today -- a total turnaround from yesterday, when I was miserable with a cold, now just a sniffle.

Frida isn't a baby anymore, although it seems like yesterday that she looked like this:

or this:

She's a big girl now, 3 years old!

I have told her that she can have a nightgown -- made by mama, just like her big sister's -- when she learns how to sleep on her own, in her bed, at night. Honestly, I will settle for 8:30 - 4:30.

So if -- let's say when -- you see a post about nightgown sewing, you can take it as a good sign! 


Jennyroo said...

I have 3 little boys ages 6, 3 1/2, and 9 months.... and I haven't slept through the night since 2005. I feel your pain!

Catherine said...

oh it makes such a difference when they start sleeping properly. my youngest didnt sleep until she was about 3 either. They are both teenagers now who need dragging out of bed!!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Oh, Jennyroo, I feel for you! And thanks Catherine for the confirmation -- sometimes it can feel as if your child is the ONLY ONE who doesn't sleep well :( In this household we get it at both ends: two teenagers stay up late and one toddler wakes up early (and often). Oh dear. And of course, Frida didn't repeat her wonderful performance last night, but I do feel hopeful that she can at least have a good night and that more are coming...soon, hopefully!

Annabella said...

What amazing blue eyes Frida has - she`s adorable. Well done Frida for letting mommy sleep through and to Mr. Enchanted Bobbin for doing the Backyardigans, which we enjoy too. Zaki has always slept through so I never had to go through this, but for the last few days he has been coming in in the middle of the night. What has prompted it, I have no idea! Hope the new stage continues for you Jennifer.

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Well done Frida!! I hope she can replicate her marvellous sleep frequently!