We are having some sleep issues around here!
She started having some sleep fears last year. Remember the whole sleeping with all the lights on thing?
Then, over the course of months that my husband lived out of town during the week, I may have cultivated a bigger problem.
We are not family bed people, but I allowed some co-sleeping during that time.
Some nights, it was for basic survival after a long day with two kids. It got dark early and I took full advantage of getting the kids asleep early as well. Other nights, it was a bit of pure selfishness on my part. Getting them both asleep at the same time allowed me the time I needed to regroup for the next day.
It actually all started the night our furnace wasn't working and it was COLD! We all snuggled together in mommy's bed!
They sure did make great bed-warmers by the time I went to sleep!!
And all those nights I have accidentally fallen asleep while laying down with my daughter at bedtime?
Yea, that probably doesn't help much either.
None of it happened every night. But I guess it happened enough.
This was the morning scene from our bedroom a couple of weeks ago.
He apparently came to our bed some time in the night. I only vaguely remember suddenly losing sleeping space. Apparently, she took her place quietly on the floor some time later in the night. She has finally learned NOT to wake her daddy after making several trips downstairs to our room since we moved in. She is having some new fears about sleeping upstairs by herself.
Oh look! He is waking up.
"Go away Mommy!"
Back up again.
"Don't take my picture!"
"What is all that noise?!"
"Do I have to get up?"
"I need some coffee."
OK, she doesn't need any coffee! But I certainly did!