Sunday, March 18, 2007

Seventeen on the seventeenth

Yesterday Maisie turned 17 months old and what a day and night we had. In the morning we met with the Ladies-who-lunch and the wee girly-girls for a play date at Monkey Joe's followed by lunch. Maisie fell asleep on the drive home and I was actually able to transfer her to the p-n-p where the girl who does not nap, napped for about 40 minutes. Daphne and Emily came back to the house with us and once Maisie awoke, she, Emily and Eammon pulled out every available toy and had a good time playing. Greg joined us once he got off work and then I grilled some steaks for dinner.

Maisie sleeps 1 After Daphne, Greg & Emily left it was bedtime for little Miss M so I got her settled into the p-n-p where she fell asleep right around 8PM. Then wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, she slept though until 6:47am at which time I was able to settle her back down where she slept until just past 8am. Wow what a great feeling for me, to finally get some sleep!! What made the night so amazing is that Maisie generally wakes every 1.5-2 hours all night long always checking to make sure I'm there and needing to be calmed. Though generally I can get her back to sleep within 15 minutes or so, sometimes she'll stay awake and want to play for hours at a time. And just because she's able to fall back asleep within 15 minutes or so, that doesn't mean I'm falling back to sleep. Once again Wow, what a difference for me, getting a decent nights sleep and I hope this is the start of a new and improved sleeping pattern for both of us. Who knows, maybe soon I'll actually get her to sleep in her crib in her very own room.


  1. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you all.

  2. Anonymous11:54 PM

    Wow - celebrate good times. Good job Maisie. And hurray for Mommy who gets some sleep! Yahoo!!!!!!!!

  3. Excellent news Lisa. I am hoping that you are sleeping right now. I should be too...LOL

    That's wonderful news.

  5. Crossing all digits for good sleep patterns to continue. Happy 17 months, Maisie!

  6. Let's hear for a good night's sleep! Hip-Hip-Hooray!

    (and have you 'new hair'?)

  7. Nothing like a good nights rest to cure whatever ails you!!

  8. I hope for you both that this is a turning point for her, and I'm glad you were able to get some good shut-eye at last!

  9. That is such great news! Sleep makes all the difference. I think you are a very good, patient mommy!


  10. Great news on the sleeping!!! I've got my fingers crossed that this will be the beginning of EVERY DAY and NIGHT!!!! This is proof that you are doing an amazing job in the parenting!!!


  11. I've been following your journey since you were in China. What a lovely blog you have!! Congratulations on your beautiful little girl (AND you good night's sleep!!)
    I noticed that my blog is linked on your site---COOL! And I wanted to let you know that we accepted a special needs referral and we'll be traveling to China in 3-5 months!! :)
    Just wanted to let you know that we're no longer "waiting for referral" (yay!)
    Take care-

  12. Awww, sleep does a body good. Glad to hear that it's improving.

  13. What a peaceful looking baby! Sleep Maisie - sleep. You too momma :-)

  14. So glad to hear you and Maisie got some much needed zzzz's!


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