Monday, February 7, 2011

A Better Night

Tonight has been a better night.  This is the first night since Emma threw away her paci that she has not cried screamed bloody murder at bed time.  Now, if she'll just sleep past 4:00 AM.

I don't know if we are making a turn for the better, if she is exhausted or if it was this....

Her 'Pony' flashlight.  Hands down, no question about it, after tonight, this was the best gift that Santa brought.  She loves this thing and loves to turn the lights out and lay in her floor shining it around her room.  

For some reason, I decided to put it in her bed tonight at bed time.  It worked like a charm!  It did take her about 40 minutes to fall asleep, but there were no tears! :) YAY!  I can't even tell you how much I needed a tear-free night.  

Seriously, I'm still crying over the paci and I need her to get better so I can.  Does that make me a bad mother?  Is it wrong to feel that way?  I hope I'm not putting too much on her shoulders and expecting too much from her.  She's only two.  Maybe I'm just really tired and over thinking it... Maybe?  


  1. Too funny that you posted this...I was just thinking today about telling you to get a Cloud B ladybug constellation projector. We have one and when I put MM in her bed she begs to look at her "stars and moon". It stays on for 45 minutes and then shuts off. Funny how lights on the ceiling work so well...maybe I should try it!

  2. We have one of those... her name is Ruby! And, Emma loves it! Kind of wish I had saved it for a time like this so the new wouldn't have worn off. Now we are stuck hearing the "Pony" throughout the night! It sounds like someone screaming over the monitor... but finally the initial shock and panic of that sound have gone away! :)