Monday, November 3, 2008
To wake or not to wake...
I'm actually working on a real entry (I swear) but I have a pressing question: Should you ever wake a sleeping baby?
Here's the thing - last night the boy slept for 13 1/2 hours. I'll give you a minute to re-read that since it couldn't possibly be true, but I swears it is. At 5:30 am I heard him stirring so I made his bottle, brushed my teeth, fed the cats, and made tea before realizing that he wasn't waking up. So I put the bottle away and went back to sleep. At 6:30 I woke up, convinced he'd be awake any second, reheated the bottle - and then realized that he still wasn't waking up. At 7:30 I took a shower, drank my (now cold) tea and convinced myself that something was gravely wrong with my child. Then he woke up.
He took a 3 hour nap this morning and he's going on hour two for nap #2. I AM NOT COMPLAINING. (We all know I'm not complaining) but I'm afraid he thinks that this is the Big Sleep versus tiny nap. We're edging on 5 pm, peeps. What time is he going to go to bed tonight?! I'm tempted to go wake him but the immortal parenting mantra (NEVER WAKE A SLEEPING BABY) has kept me from committing. And yes, I fully realize that this is about the best problem a mother could have.