Friday, August 17, 2007
When Does Sleep Come?
When the girls were infants, we were out of our minds happy when we slept for three or four consecutive hours. With one infant sleep is precious. With two, it is non-existent. One of the girls needed a bottle every two hours, 24-hours a day. Now that they are older, we're supposed to be getting more sleep. The problem is, one of the girls wakes up two or three times a night with what the doctor diagnosed as night terrors. She'll sleep soundly for a few nights, then wake up several times a night for the next few nights. Those nights when she wakes up are hard. She's not really awake as she cries. We have to wake her up before she'll stop and go back to sleep. The next day we're tired. By the second or third night, we're zombies. What's so crazy about this is that her sister sleeps in the same room and NEVER wakes up. She just sleeps like a doll through the entire episode.