Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Rough Night

Last night was a rough night. Ellie went to bed just fine, but after a few hours she woke up and cried for hours. We tried feeding, diapering, rocking... Leif took her for an hour so I could sleep, then I took her to another room for a couple hours so he could sleep... Then we traded off again. She finally fell asleep and we were able to get some sleep ourselves. She's three weeks old today and this is the first time we've been up at night with her. I am thankful for all the peaceful nights, because last night was rough.

She's making up for it today, though, and napping like a gem.

6 comments:

Dana said...

too many memories :)

Leif Wickland said...

I think you ought to keep her up so that she'll sleep tonight. Is that the exhaustion speaking?

Elizabeth Wickland said...

I think that would backfire and she would be SOOOO tired that she would be super cranky. I guess we'll see. She's awake and happy right now... :)

Anonymous said...

My mom used to have my dad take me for a ride in the car when I'd be up crying like that. Something about the motion of the car? Who knows..it just might work. 'Aunt Nora'

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Yeah, Ellie pretty much falls asleep right away whenever we go in the car. Babies seem to like motion. Though, we had friends in Iowa who tried driving around with their little girl and found out later that she got carsick, so she was much worse in the car!

Anonymous said...

I think she misses her Mom Mom and Poppy :-)