In case you are wondering, I am doing fabulous, the pain is gone and I am sleeping much better. Really, though, you guys rock. Your comments made me laugh.
My new laptop arrived yesterday with all its, uh, refurbished glory. It is speedy and oh-so-wonderful. I think it will solve all my time problems. Okay, maybe not all of them. Everything that the laptop does not solve will be resolved by three words: crying it out. There is a certain member in our household who keeps me up at night with his crazy sleep habits. My husband.
When he is under duress, or just plain tired, he tends to sleep rather poorly. This, in turn, means that I sleep even worse. Take a few nights ago. We went to bed at a decent hour (around 10), talked for a few minutes, and fell asleep. A few hours following, he was up and moving–first, he checked his e-mail, next he ate a snack, and finally he curled up on the couch, the position I found him in an hour later. If that wasn’t enough, when he was back in bed he was constantly moving and jumping up to check his alarm clock. And then, when it was time, his alarm clock started buzzing. And buzzing. And buzzing. Until he decides to get up an hour after his set time.
After struggling through this for most of our married life, I have decided to use Dr. Ferber’s advice with a few of my own alterations.
First, I am going to lock Ben in our room and sleep on the couch. Next, when starts to jiggle the door knob, I will turn on my mini iPod. Finally, I will be persistent and continue with my vigil until he sleeps through the night. See? Easy peasy.
Since I am so sure that this will be a success, I have already started my book. I am debating between titling it Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Wife or The Happiest Wife On the Block. Any suggestions?