Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's Next?

Kaylani slept 10 hours straight last night. It was the first time in over a week that she had slept more than 5 hours straight, and more often then not, it was closer to 3 hours of sleep at a time. Needless to say that 10 hours was much appreciated by both Mommy and Daddy. What's interesting about it is that Kaylani had been sleeping 10-12 hours at a time for a 2 week period before this recent one bad week of sleep. So is it back? Is she back to sleeping 10-12 hours at a time? Or more importantly, what happened last week?

We had a lot of speculation around what caused Kaylani to wake up every 3-5 hours last week. The ideas ranged from the family we had in town, to the change in weather making it too warm for her to sleep (or cold with the A/C on), and even to the possibility that she was hungry and going through her 6 month growth spurt a bit early. Personally, I think it was the 6 month growth spurt early that was the reason, but I learned something a bit new today.

Apparently the week of non-sleep could be a sign that Kaylani is about to do something new. Her mind may be so filled with the things that she's learned that she can't sleep at night and she wakes up often to try and put it all together. If that's actually the case, then I can't blame her for waking up because Daddy is the same exact way. If there's something on my mind I can pretty much just forget about sleeping. But the question is, what's next?

I'm extremely curious to find out what it is Kaylani is about to do for us. Could it be sitting up all by herself (since her friend Aadi just mastered this skill himself after a period of sleeplessness as well)? Could it be crawling (doubtful even though she does kick like a frog sometimes while she's on her belly)? Could it be walking (unlikely although she does have really strong legs in our opinion)? Could it be her first tooth (which should be sometime in the near future)? Or could it be getting ready for her first word (which hopefully is Papa)?

Whatever it is, we're ready. Our Pediatrician may have better answers for us at Kaylani's 6 month appointment tomorrow, or maybe she'll just agree with our list of things that may or may not be next. Or then again, maybe she'll just stick Kaylani with 2-3 needles and collect our copay from us. Either way, at least I'll have an official updated height and weight to throw up on the Stat Tracker. Stay tuned for that, and much much more here on "The Daddy Diaries."

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