Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Thursday, November 10, 2011


We have had several sleepless nights in the last week. Julia can sleep long stretches of 5-6 hours but she may not start that stretch until 2 or 3 AM. (Or later-- one night she was literally awake until 8 AM) Marc and I have been trying to share the wakeful hours so we at least each get some sleep.  On the nights when Julia is awake between 2 and 5, that does not work out so well.  And she is not a cry-it-out, self-soothing kind of baby.  (We also have never really been cry-it-out parents even with our other two.) Having her "regular" sleep pattern interrupted also disrupts her feeding which can lead to her being hungry and sleepy (fussy!) at the same time. Throw a little constipation and a couple of budding teeth into the mix and you have a rough set of days! I am hoping this all does not mean that she is again coming down with a cold, but we will wait and see.  Here's hoping that she will sleep well tonight and wake up ready to eat!


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