Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beatrice's sleep

Before we started this trip, Beatrice was an awesome sleeper. Starting at around 2 1/2 months, she started sleeping through the night 10-11 hours and taking 2 good naps. On this trip, the naps have continued well, but the nighttime sleep went almost immediately to pot. Before she can sleep at all in a new place (which, let's review, is usually every day as we hustled across the western parts of the country), Beatrice needs about an hour to accustom herself to the new environment, get over her excitement. But it seems like when Beatrice stays in the same place for several nights (which is almost always when we're staying with a friend or family), her sleep gets progressively better each night. Familiarity breeds good sleep. At Christine's, we eventually got 2 nights in a row of 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep (turns out we need much more than that because we still felt exhausted, but we also felt quite victorious). Which is one big reason we hope to wrap up this trip very quickly and get a place to live for a protracted period of time so we can get some damn sleep!

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