Friday, February 22, 2013

Sleepless In Manila - Luna's First Bouts With Insomnia

Ok, it's not really insomnia. I think it's just too early for that. I struggled with severe insomnia when I was in high school. So Luna has still a few years before that could happen, I think. Or never, if she's lucky.

It all started when she got a bad cold about 3 weeks ago. Since then, she couldn't sleep well on the bed because her head wasn't propped up enough, making it a bit difficult for her to breathe. That, and it's always been a bit cooler in our bedroom even without the A/C on, so she gets more congested. That's when I decided to move her to the crib, which she only used during the day when she'd nap or play. It worked for a while. Until it didn't anymore. Boy, was I losing more sleep than ever.

The last few nights have been extra trying because she'd stir and wake up every 45 minutes to an hour. Honestly, it's exhausting! At first I thought it was because she had developed allergies (rhinitis - like mother like daughter) so she got restless whilst sleeping. But after trying out a few different things to create a better nighttime routine, I've discovered she was probably just uncomfortable in her crib. Tonight, I tried bringing her back to our bed, and lo and behold - she's been sleeping soundly since 8pm! It's been about 2 and a half hours since. PROGRESS!!!

I really hope she gets back on track with her sleeping. They say that at her age, she should be sleeping through the night, meaning uninterrupted sleep without feeding, for at least 5 hours straight. Here's to better sleep for her and longer sleep for me!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Pink Heart Bandit - Luna's First Valentine's

My ever so thoughtful husband (he definitely has his moments haha) got me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for Vday. Luna got a small bouquet, too. How darling!

May sweetness, joy, passion & love reign in your hearts forever. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Luna Milestone - The Rollover

It was 3 in the morning on the day she turned exactly 4 months old. What a great *cough* time to start practicing huh. Just when Nanay is zombified and half-asleep. Good thing my instincts kicked in and I was able to grab my camera. And in the dark at that! I'm getting good at this [stage] mom thing.