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A Little Secret About Frequent Nighttime Waking in Babies and Toddlers

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How do you sleep?

How do you sleep?

Just a few minutes ago, I was doing the dishes and I heard little babe squawk for about the third time since I put her to bed a couple hours ago.  My husband is in there with her, so the first two times, she easily settled back down and fell back asleep cuddled against him.  But, when I heard her wake up for the third time, I thought, ‘Oh, she’s gotta pee‘.  So, I took my dishwashing gloves off, went into the bedroom, where she was tossing and turning on the bed next to Art.  She’s almost 11 months old.  I pulled off her pants and cloth diaper, then held her over a little potty I have by the side of the bed.  She complained a little, semi-cry, like, ‘man, this really stinks, I’m so tired and I want to be sleeping, but damn it, I have to pee!’.  (come on, you know the feeling, haven’t you ever been so comfy in bed that you wish someone could get up and pee for you?).  I wiped her off, plopped her back on the bed, put her dry diaper back on, laid down, gave her a few  minutes of boobies, then pulled away.  She complained a little (really wanted that boob still in her mouth), but then flopped over and squashed herself up against Art.  I got up and went back to doing the dishes. Read the rest of this entry

Party Time! Co-Sleeping, Breastfeeding and Elimination Communication at Night

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Sleepy head

Sleepy head

The other day, a friend of mine asked me what my typical routine was like at night…. I’ve never really though much of it, as the night time baby/toddler duty has been my life for the past three years (exactly three years, as Margo turns three tomorrow)!.  It does all sound like  a commotion for  the middle of the night, all those ‘things’, sleeping with your baby, feeding them yourself, and taking them to loo all night…  But, I don’t think it’s such a big deal and for me, I wouldn’t have it any other way.   Read the rest of this entry

Stumbling in the Dark Without My Glasses On: Elimination Communication at Night

Elimination Communication

I can see you… can you see me without your glasses on, mom?

Squirm, squirm, wiggle, wiggle… My eyes just crack open… oh… maybe it’s not for real? Haha, there she is, eyes wide open, and those eyes are saying, ‘Mom, I have to peeeeeeee!’.   Read the rest of this entry