Sleepless Snuggles

Nearly 13 years ago my husband and I upgraded from a full-sized to a king-sized bed. When the bed was delivered we couldn’t believe the massive size of it. But over the years the bed has managed to shrink to elfin-size. Mainly due to all the kids (and an occasional dog) that end up in our bed for whatever reason. Our 6 year old being the worst offender. She has good streaks and bad; currently she is in a bad streak. She sleeps soundly, but restlessly; alternating between sticking her feet or head in my back. I always end up pushed over to the very edge of the mattress. Sometimes sleeping on a strip only 10 inches wide. My husband, on the other hand, spreads out on “his” side of the …

I’m Not Supernanny!

After trying to put my sleeping 18 MO down for the third time Friday night, I’d finally had it. She needed to learn how to fall asleep on her own. Being a breast fed baby, she’d always fallen asleep in my arms, even after I weaned her. She would take her little hand and stick it inside my shirt and rub my shoulder and chest until she fell asleep; then it was hit or miss whether she stayed asleep when I put her down in her crib. Well I decided that was it, she was going to fall asleep in her crib on her own if it took all night. So I slipped into her room and carefully placed my nearly asleep daughter into her crib, then sat down in …