Saturday, November 08, 2008

7 hours

I suspect that as soon as I announce it to the world, my daughter will snap out of her wonderful sleep pattern and keep me up all night. Which, to be honest, she has done more than once in her short life. But the nights where she sleeps 5-7 hours in a row (anytime between 12-2 a.m. to around 7-7.30ish, after Summer Savings Time ended she woke promptly at 6-6.30ish) are in the majority, and last night she slept from 12.30 a.m. to 7.30 this morning. To be able to sleep that long she needs to nurse a lot in the evening, and that means a lot of Mommy-time and being cranky (meaning breaking out in a howling fit, as my fellow knit night attendees can confirm) when she's not feeding. But I'll take that anytime in return for a fitful sleep - wouldn't you?

She's also started to smile back and "talk" to us - though I haven't managed to catch a smile on camera. What I have managed is to sneak in some knitting time, a couple of stitches in a row are doable, but not much more. Just enough to finish a pair of socks for Egg I yet have to photograph.


marcy said...

beautiful. just beautiful. treasure the moments. the ones while they are peacefully sleeping are still my favorites. the face of innocence!

how could you get any knitting done? you still have to watch her sleep!!!

nadine said...

Wow !
Congratulations to you! a whole night of sleep.

Really, i think that is amazing.
you for posting the gorgeous photo.
Your Bambina is Beautiful !

lori said...

She is just beautiful. :) She's doing well to go 7 hours at her age, too.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

you are lucky to be getting that much sleep! Mack just started doing 10:30-6:00 am (sometimes a little longer if I'm lucky) (But also got messed up with daylight savings time too)just recently (he'll be 5 months on the 17th).

She's beautiful Mona! can't wait to meet her!

Carol said...

Oh Mona, what a gorgeous little love she is!!

I needed to catch up on my blog reading and I'm glad I did!

Congratulations and hugs.