Nine times out of ten, Savannah sleeps through the night. The child plays hard, so she sleeps harder! But that one time when she doesn’t sleep through the night, it’s pretty much an adventure. Most times when she doesn’t sleep through the night, it’s courtesy of the noisy upstairs tenant. But the nights that are really fun are when Matt and I are the reason she woke up. We tend to watch stand-up comedy sometimes after we put her to sleep. Most times it’s Kevin Hart and when it’s Kevin Hart that means loud and frequent laughter take place. I know what you’re thinking, dumb rookie parents. But really it’s smart low-key savage baby! Yes, I just called my 15-month-old a savage!
Savannah waits until the apartment is quiet and Matt and I are preparing to go to bed. I mean fall right into bed before she makes it known that she isn’t sleep (hence me calling her a savage. It’s well-played on her part). There isn’t any crying. Just a few yelps to alert us. And when we walk in the room, she has the biggest smile on that little face of hers. She gets a bottle and a fresh diaper, and then comes the fun -convincing her that it’s bedtime and not playtime! It’s usually a 30-minute ordeal that feels a lot longer when the parents are tired!
However, she goes back to sleep with a smile and then wakes up at her normal time, even happier! I’d call it a loss, but that’s why coffee was invented, right?!