My daughter doesn’t sleep anymore.

Ever since Edda started therapy, her total sleep time has dropped like a rock. Yesterday – no naps, went to bed at 8:30pm, got up at 1am for 2 hours, then got up for good at 6am. Today, I coaxed out of her 2 measly 10-minute naps and now it’s 8 pm, no bedtime in sight. As a contrast, Vince now sleeps soundly from 8pm to 7am and at Edda’s age, he slept from 10 pm to 8 am and had a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. I’m not sure if it is just a coincience, if it is a good sign (maybe she’s keen on staying awake because she’s noticing more around her) or if it is a bad sign (maybe it’s just part of the progression her development and that she will soon be sleeping zero hours). I guess if she can make it through the day without sleeping at all, we could distill her essence and try to sell it as No-Doze. Anyways, I spend a good deal of my day trying to make Edda take a nap by nursing her every half-hour for 10 minutes or so because she seems so exhausted, but I think if my payback for nursing is a 10 minute nap, we may be ready for a weaning (which will be a relief for me, but will stress every one else more, because who knows how we’ll put Edda to bed now.)

So she’s zonkered which makes me a bit zonkered.

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