Monday, July 16, 2012

What a Jerk!

This Baby is starting to drive us insane! What kind of a baby doesn't like to nap? Why does she consistently fight taking naps all the time?  How are mommy and daddy supposed to get anything done when we have a whiny, sleepy baby keeping us occupied all day long? The crazy thing is that she is awesome at going to sleep at night time. We can even put her in her crib wide awake at night, and she still falls asleep within 5 or 10 minutes, tops, with no whining or crying to be heard. But during the day, instead of actually falling asleep when she's tired, she just gets ornery, and turns into a kicking and screaming angry baby, fighting sleep with all of her might. She can be a real jerk!

Look at her, with those piercing eyes and that menacing look! What a jerk!
What makes it even more irritating is that, one or two days a week, she actually does take a long nap. (By long, I mean like 45 minutes. Or some times even an hour!) But the rest of the week, when she finally gives up on the kicking and screaming and lets herself doze off, she'll sleep for 10 minutes, maybe 15 if we're lucky, and then wake up and want to be held and interacted with. And who wants to spend all day holding a cute, little baby?! I mean, come on!

We've tried everything to try to get her to go to sleep, and we think we've figured out a few different options that seem to work some of the time, but we're starting to think maybe there's some trick that we haven't tried that might be magic. So, if you're a parent, and you have some way of getting your baby to fall asleep on a regular basis, whether it be a way of holding them, or a special song you sing, or a heavy narcotic that we haven't thought of, let us know. We're ready to give anything a try! 


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