Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sleeping Through The Night

Finally! After nearly 5 months, Will slept all night last night (8:30pm to 6:30am). Technically, Will has slept through the night before. The definition of "sleeping through the night" is sleeping 5 hours, typically midnight to 5am. Whoever came up with that definition must have been a crazy insomniac.

Will has always been a good sleeper. Right away he was sleeping for 5 or so hours at a time. There have been some nights where he wakes up every 2-3 hours, but that seems to be when we are traveling or when he is sick. Unfortunately, we travel a lot. However, we only have one trip planned for September, moving planned for October, and one trip planned for December.

What benefits does Will sleeping have besides the benefit of me sleeping? Well, we get to use the nifty alarm clock that Dan got me for my birthday a few months ago. The idea is that it starts to light up 1/2 hour before you need to wake up. It slowly gets brighter. Then it starts playing peaceful sounds from nature. We currently have it on ocean waves. It also warms up scented beads. We currently have lavender scented beads. Finally, if all of this peacefulness doesn't wake you up, a loud alarm jolts you out of your slumber.

We haven't been having much luck with the alarm. The first morning, it lit up brightly all at once, causing us to suddenly wake up. The next morning, it the ocean waves sounded more like a tsunami, waking us very quickly. This morning, since Will didn't wake us up, we were a little more deeply asleep and were awakened by the jolting alarm.

We know that we are getting older because we can't overcome the difficulties of the alarm clock technology. Now that we have a kid, it will have to be his responsibility to explain such things to us.

Hopefully Will will continue to sleep a lot at night. Now if I could just convince my body to remember how to sleep all night, we will all be well rested.


Anonymous said...

Where are you going next?? Are you coming back to DE?? (pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease!)

Anonymous said...

ooops... that was supposed to be DC... :o)