I don’t know what kind of voodoo was performed last night but my kid was out like a light. Dr. Karp never showed up so clearly I’ve got the magic touch. Once I figure out the magic, I’ll write a book and pass it along. You can then keep my book in your nightstand and never read it.
Anyway, my kid spent the night doing what I’ve been secretly coveting and longing for….sweet, sweet sleep. He logged 9 hours last night with one waking.
In case you had a restless night, I’m not bragging. I’m about to go and totally screw myself out of this freshly new found glorious sleep. Trust me.
Dear Dr. Karp,
My child has a serious disdain for sleep anymore. He does not enjoy the soothing lull of white noise or the incessant rocking he requires. He is over the swaddle and is a mini Houdini in training. I am quite surprised that he hasn’t learned to break out of his crib yet. Honestly. The kid is smart as a whip and clever. Anyway, the title of your book eludes me as you speak of happy babies and great sleep. All on the front cover! I have neither a happy baby nor great sleep. In fact, I am going to go out on a limb and say I have had no sleep seeing that my child is currently waking up every 60 minutes crying with the need to nurse and rock only to wake up again in 60 minutes. We spend a lot of time awake in the middle of the night when we should all be sleeping. Not too mention the small fact that he suddenly feels alert and ready to start his day at 5 am now. I don’t really have time to read your book in detail with having a demanding baby and all. It would be really helpful if you could write a cliff note version of your book for me. Better yet, perhaps you could swing by tonight around 11pm when he is just getting geared up to start the all night crying marathon. You could rock him or do whatever hocus pocus magic you have up your sleeve to put him to sleep. My husband and I would appreciate this greatly. We would like some sleep too so feel free to swaddle us in the event that we can’t fall asleep. See you soon!!
p.s. gotta run….my kid just woke up from his super refreshing 20 minute power nap.