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A portrait of sleep in my family every week in 2018

This was the first time that they rolled into each other in their sleep and cuddled up. Once we move the baby out of our room, I plan to put her in with her sister. I’m not comfortable with either of them being an entire floor away from us over night for quite a few years to come, so they get to double up. Why is it that most houses only have one bedroom on the same floor as the master bedroom? It’s just plain inconvenient, not to mention unsafe when you have small children. This little snuggle made me happy, because to me, it was the tiniest of steps towards that goal of them both sleeping together (without me!) and relying on each other for comfort. Also it was damn cute.

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A portrait of sleep in my family every week in 2018

Subsequent children have it a little harder when it comes to naps. All of her naps yesterday happened either in the carrier or in my lap. We left the house right after breakfast to head out and weren’t back until lunch time. This resulted in her afternoon nap lasting until 5:30 but somehow she was asleep before 10:00pm so at least there’s that.

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A portrait of sleep in my family every week in 2018

This week gets a selfie, because those little baby eyes just kill me. I grabbed my phone right after she woke up one morning, to try and capture her sleepy snuggles. I managed to get it right before she shot up and started jumping around.

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A portrait of sleep in my family every week in 2018

Two little girls in my bed. I’m trying to convince the five year old not to scream at the top of her lungs when she wakes up in the middle of the night, and the substitution seems to be her making her way into our room.

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A portrait of sleep in my family every week in 2018

They both went to bed before 8:00pm last night for the first time in a very long time. The baby still woke up an hour after for milk, but it still felt like an accomplishment. And the jury is still out on whether or not the 8:00 bedtime is worth the 6:00am wake up.