!@(Img_0009small.jpg popimg: “Sierra In Bed”)Sierra had been sleeping right through the night I’d say about 65% of the time through the month of December. Then the cold from hell rocked our universe and she began to get up numerous times in a night – then she fell into a rhythem of getting up twice a night: 11:30 and 5:30. I slept through one of her 11:30 wake ups and it became just a 5:30 am wake up. My MIL has been telling me that it was a habit that Sierra had gotten into that I had to break her of TRANSLATION – put a pillow over my head and let her cry herself back to sleep… 😯 Not an option for me. You see, I’m one of those people that looks to treat the causes, not the symptoms. If the kid was waking up, it’s because she needed something – I thought maybe she really was needing an extra night feed.
!@(heater.jpg popimg: “Electric Heater”)As Cosmo Boy and I went to bed last night we noticed that the house was really cold. It’s been really cold here this week – yesterday the high was -10 C (14 F for you non-metric folk) – yes, that was the HIGH! For some reason our 2nd floor is always freaking freezing, while our mainfloor is warm and our basement feels like you’ve walked into the gates of hell due to it’s warmth. We’ve duct taped the vents in the basement – and even covered some on our mainfloor hoping that would help – but we still face this problem. Anyways, I went to bed wearing my warmest comfiest running sucks, pants and a sweater, and even Cosmo Boy was wearing a sweater. Then the light bulb went on ❗ Sierra’s been waking up ’cause she’s cold! Even though she wears a fuzzy, cuddly velour sleeper and a long-sleeved onsie to bed and has a nice warm blanket that Oma knit her – she’s cold. Last night she woke up at 10:30, 10 min after we’d gone to bed. I reluctantly relinquished my cozy warm spot to Cosmo Dawg (she said she was just going to keep it warm for me…) and padded down the hall to Sierra’s room. On the way there I saw our electric heater that we use to make Sierra’s bathroom toasty warm while she has a bath (spoiled kid). I grabbed it and set it up in Sierra’s room ASAP. I then rubbed her back and 10 min later she was fast asleep.
Fast forward to 5:30 am. I woke up and… SILENCE – I heard nothing. Which freaked me right out. Although Sierra has slept on her tummy since she was 7 weeks old, I’m still scared shitless of SIDS. I got up (Cosmo Dawg stole my spot again – I told her not to get comfy) and I padded down to Sierra’s room. I slowly opened the door and went over to her crib. I put my hand under her blanket onto her back and was relieved to feel the rhythmic breathing of my darling daughter. I padded back to bed, kicked Cosmo Dawg to the center of the bed and promptly fell asleep dreaming of tender roast beef, roast potatoes and asparagus… Can you say hungry? I woke up at 7:15 and rushed to Sierra’s room – I felt her rhythmic breathing, and just to reassure me, she let out one of those cute baby sighs. I closed her door and came downstairs to enjoy my morning cuppa tea with my version of the newspaper – blogs.
I feel so guilty – Sierra has been grumpy and sleep deprived this week not because she’s been teething – but because she’s been cold! LOL – this poor kid, it’ll be a wonder if she makes it to toddlerhood with me as a mom. Anyways – I just heard the tell tale sound of her lambie (stuffed toy with a rattle in it) so she’s up now – and man – I can’t wait to feed her, I’m rock hard!