Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Our Woogwam hasn't been sleeping very well lately. Call it sleep regression, teething, growth spurt, awareness of this new place...the list goes on and on. We have called it all of these things and more on any given night in some desperate attempt to figure out why our sweet through-the-night sleeper is no more*. Sleep issues seem so much more difficult now than when she was a newborn. Back then the focus was just to get Mila to sleep, any way we could. Bounce to sleep. Hairdryer to sleep. Womb sounds to sleep. Sleep in our arms, sleep in our bed, sleep in the car, just sleep any way you can, little girl.

Now it's different. Now there's suddenly talk of habits and patterns and it's all very daunting, particularly at 3 am when you realize you've only had 1 1/2 hours of sleep so far and no, it wasn't all in one stretch.

On a happy note, here is one of the songs from the playlist we used when Mila was a newborn. My favorite from the album is Edelweiss, though. I heard it the other night and started sobbing, it brought back all those late nights with just me and this little soul, gettting to know her and feeling my heart just grow, grow, grow. 

*Although I know I will miss this part of babyhood when she is older.

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