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Last Week: Kids and Sleep (or Lack of). This Week: More of the Same?

Those of you who follow my Facebook status reports last week will already know, but the main theme of our second week of June was a lack of sleep, caused by – what else? – the kids. Usually, Muffin is our good sleeper, and Squeaker is the one who wakes up a few times in the middle of the night, needing comfort. But last week, the tables were turned. (Insert dramatic musical chord here.)

On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Muffin was woken by her sister and would not, could not, get back to sleep. Nomi got less than an hour of sleep, and I got about three hours, which severely impacted my Wednesday. (How could it not?) The next night, it was a little easier, as Squeaker managed to sleep better, but Muffin didn't, and we still had to trade off. Finally, on Thursday night/Friday morning, they seemed to get back to normal – or what passes for normal, anyway.

Nomi and I had a good weekend; shabbat morning services at Kadimah, lunch with good friends, a visit from Nomi's parents on Sunday. But in a way, the highlight of the weekend was when the whole Burstein family got a two-hour nap on Sunday morning. We knew Muffin could sleep that long for a nap, but for Squeaker to do so as well is a blessing.

As for last night...

Muffin woke up at around 3 am, unable to get back to sleep without rocking. Nomi and I took turns, and as a result, we're both tired again today.

I love each stage, but I'm looking forward to the day when the kids can get out of bed themselves and pour themselves bowls of cereal.
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I am already looking forward to my own looooong nights of sleepless babies!
But in truth, I like having a good idea of what I'm in for, even if you're doing TWICE what I am signed up for!
Keep that faith, they'll be asking to borrow the car any minute now! ^_~
I hear you, man. Our twins are 2.5 months old at this point and are just starting to sleep for 4-5 hour stretches at night. But my son gets this thing where he WILL NOT SLEEP even when he's CLEARLY exhausted and his body WANTS sleep. It's this state of perpetual agitation that lasts hours and hours and hours...Hayley and I are like sleep deprived zombies trying to deal with it...
I love each stage, but I'm looking forward to the day when the kids can get out of bed themselves and pour themselves bowls of cereal.

So... 6 or 7 without occasional cereal spillage?
Actually, many children cannot get out of bed themselves until they're in their mid-twenties.
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