Boy oh boy Nookie’s sleep habits are driving me crazy at the minute! She’s recently dropped her day-time nap (unless we go out somewhere and she falls to sleep in the car), and for the last three days she has been up from 10am until 11 or 12 at night. It’s just too much for me. By 11pm I’m starting to get very agitated, particularly when she’s bouncing around the bed as she was just a few minutes ago. Just now she’s still sitting up in bed watching Toy Story… I’ve had to walk away because I can’t do anything else but be angry with her. The amount of time I get to myself/Hedgehog and I get together is diminishing daily… I literally get an hour a day now if I want a decent amount of sleep! That’s my break… one hour in twenty four. It wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t so damned intense through the day and I could get a break, but she’s just as intense and demanding as always. I’ve spent about seven hours today playing with her, and about three hours watching TV with her (the rest of the time spent mainly cooking and sneaking in bits of housework here and there when she lets me). Every day I’m exhausted by evening time. And every night, despite my best efforts, she’s still wide awake and full of beans at nearly midnight!
Maybe the answer is to get her out every day and just try to wear her out! But I just can’t do that every day. She doesn’t want to play outside when it’s cold, and rarely wants to leave the house at the minute anyway. The other day I had to cancel a play-date at a soft play centre because she refused to leave the house, instead opting to stay in and watch films in bed.
I know, it’s just yet another challenge. One more thing I have to adjust to, and she’ll drag me kicking and screaming into this new change of routine.
Oh and here she is…