Vivian recently explored a new game, it’s called “waking up during the night and PLAY”.
Last night she decided to play this game at 11:30pm after about 3 hours sleep. Her eyes were wide open, she hit the cot with her hands, grabbed the bars to pull herself up. She practiced crunches and finally rolled over and greeted us on her tummy through the little spaces between the cot bars as if she was a little happy lion in a cage.
She smiled at us like a little old lady without teeth and she tried to talk to us with her recent added babbling sounds, such as “wa wa wa wa”.
I can’t believe this is happening. My husband and I were both very sleepy. I tried all the means to make her go back to sleep, just like what I have been trying in the past 7 months.
I rocked her, I pat her bottom, I made a pace, I danced and bounced around, I sang the songs, I breastfed her……I dim the light and I turned off the lamp……I picked her up and I put her down……I asked her gently to go back to sleep, I talked to her nicely saying it is the time for bed, I threatened her and I beg her to stop…… It made no difference, or if it ever had, what I have done only make myself more sleepy:-(
No, she hasn’t been sleeping a lot during the day. The truth is, she never has been;
No, I didn’t do anything different during the day lately;
No, I didn’t give her medication and I have not been drinking any caffein drinks myself (or maybe I should start to think about it, just be prepared for the night like this);
This is just her choice. I dare not discover how a 7 months old’s brain is operating. But thank you so much for making my life so interesting. I love you so much