I'm not sure if Charlie could sense my desperation last night when we went to bed or that he was so exhausted from not sleeping well for the last few days, but we actually had a good night last night!! My sweet child woke up at 3 a.m., ate, and went right back to sleep (I almost cried). Then he was up at 6:15 a.m., ate, hung out in my arms, and is falling asleep in his bouncy seat about an hour later.
Amazing what a little more sleep feels like.
Thank you Charlie!
Last night I decided to email one of the university's sorority list-serves that my neighbor recommended to see if anyone was interested in doing the same deal as my previous babysitter for another couple of weeks... I got a wonderful response back from a senior who is finished with classes, has some extra time, and has nannied before. Perfect! I will gladly sacrifice some things financially this month to get more rest.
It's another really cold day here, but I checked the weather and we're actually going to be in the 50s in a few days.
Things are looking up! Tonight we'll probably be back to the old ways, but these rare times when Charlie does sleep well give me such hope for better nights to come...