Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is Her Problem MY Problem?

It's pretty widely known that Molly is a fabulous baby but for one dramatic flaw. She is almost 11 months old and still wakes up about twice a night.

Over the last few weeks there have been some days I have not turned on Molly's monitor. Either I forgot to turn it on or had it turned down or the girls had changed the frequency. And on these nights Molly has MIRACULOUSLY slept through the night. I do not think that she awoke and screamed for hours and finally gave up and slept. Our rooms are really close and I am a light sleeper. I would hear her if she ever cried.

I have come to the conclusion that her little problem might be my problem. Since we put her in her crib, when I've heard start to stir or cry a little I have raced downstairs to get her a bottle and get her back to sleep before she woke up the girls. So maybe all this time she has just needed to wake up, get oriented again, and go back to sleep on her own? Maybe I've been racing to put her back to sleep when she was able to do it on her own this whole time?

But now I wonder, do I keep the monitor turned off?


On The Go Family said...

I had the exact same problem with Noah. Since our rooms are close, I turned off the monitor and it eliminated a lot of unnecessary jaunts in the middle of the night. If she really needs you, you'll hear her. Good luck. A mom needs her sleep!

The GruCru said...

I used to have a horrible time sleeping. When I had my own kids, I was worried they'd get my problems, so I made them cry it out. I figured in the long run, it would be a few horrible hours of crying, versus a life-time of great sleep. As it turns out, I needed a nose job to fix my sleep problems-but crying it out, didn't do any long term damgage to the kids (I hope).

Tina said...

I never even HAD a monitor until my 4th child . . . and I don't think I used it much then. I agree with both the ladies above!

LeeAnn said...

It's amazing how my children have survived without us having any of the crazy gradget that are out there these days! No playpen, no highchair, no baby gates, no cabinets locks, no monitors! It's a miracle! Leave the monitor off! Get some sleep!

Garry said...

I agree. Fire her and find someone else that is more digitaly savy.