Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thru the night

Mr Pip slept through the night from 7pm to 5.30am. What a star. Madam Mimi had some trapped turtle action at 4am but still - I got 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  That means that even tho it rained we went out and enjoyed a long Sunday walk. It also means they are napping nicely and I got the washing done, the tree down, the kids room cleared up, the banking done and appointments made for the upcoming month.


I have an odd question.  I hear them crying even when they aren't crying. What is going on? I am out walking and I think I hear the one in the back crying or  laying in bed and listening to music and I have to take my earphones off coz I am sure I hear them.

Very odd. Happen to you?


  1. Yeah, that happened to me with my singleton. Still now, at almost 4 I think I sometimes hear him crying for me but he's not.

    I had heard that birthing a baby (or babies) changes a woman's brain chemistry in a way that she will never achieve the same level of deep sleep that she once did and that she has a heightened flight or fight response, both of which I think are true. And, I think we are hyper (if not over-) sensitive to our children crying for us.

    But, yeah, freaky.

    Happy MMXI!

  2. Congrats on the successful sleep training! I wish I was as persistent as you. And YES - I hear phantom crying alot. It's completely normal for me...

  3. At times when I sit with the baby monitor (while baby is napping), I swear I hear him cry. I think, oh no, awake already! I look at the monitor and....nope, he's sleeping and quiet. !! I have wondered "what was that?" if it wasn't him crying because it sounds just like him. No idea.

    Here's a question for you: how do you deal with sleeping baby(ies) who migrate to the end of the crib and end up jammed in a corner, waking up and crying? Does this happen to you? How am I going to get the baby to sleep in his own room when he does this every night? He gets stuck in a corner, wakes up crying and then sits up, not knowing how to get out of the corner.

  4. Oh I totally have that with Mimi. I have started by putting her in the far left hand corner pointed towards the opposite right hand corner. That way she has the furthest to travel! It took her 8 hours last night to traverse her crib.
    Other than that I was thinking that it might be a case of crying it out. She can roll over both ways so she could, in theory, get out of the fix.