When you have a new baby, and you need sleep, you’ll do pretty much anything to not Wake The Baby. One of the things we did was not flush the toilet in the middle of the night. That’s kind of carried on, and now the girls don’t either. Sophi’s really quite concerned about it, and she cried once when I forgot and flushed when she was done going potty in the middle of the night. She was sure that Molly and Momma would not get any more sleep that night.
A couple nights ago, I was awakened by Sophi standing next to my bed. I said
"Sophi, what do you need?"
"Daddy, I just wanted to tell you I didn’t flush the potty, so I wouldn’t wake anyone up."
I didn’t really know what to say to that.
Last night, it happened again. I told her she didn’t really have to come tell me that every time.
For those of you with babies who’ve started sleeping through the night, there comes a time somewhere in the twos and threes where they start getting up in the night again. It’s not nearly as disruptive and when they’re babies. Sophi doesn’t cry, or keep me up more than a minute, but I’m almost always up at least once in the night, sometimes 3 or 4 times. I look forward to the day when she starts sleeping through the night again.
Our puppy has started waking up in the night again too. When we first got her, she had to go out in the middle of the night, but that only lasted for a couple days. For the last week or so though, I’ve been awakened by her whines to go out. Very odd. I hope it passes.