For the last several weeks, Haru was been consistsntly waking up at 3 or 4 am every morning. It’s not too bad on weekends, because I can make up sleep loss by simply sleeping in later. But on weekdays, it’s been pretty difficult. Right now I am pretty busy with a few projects at work, which require me to be alert, but I’ve found myself being very tired throughout the day. I’ve even found myself falling asleep a couple of times. Luckily I don’t work in a blue collar environment or with heavy machinary, or I’d probably be out of a job by now.
The last two nights, Haru was able to sleep through the night. I’m not quite sure what’s waking her up. At first, I though I might be the newspaper delivery guy who delivers the newspaper at 4am every morning. Unlike the States, newspaper companies hire adults instead of kids to do the deliveries, so instead of bikes, they use motorbikes which are pretty loud. I’ve been wanting to complain to them for some time now about using loud motorbikes and speeding away from the houses because it occassionally wakes me up too, but I haven’t been able to tell which newspaper it is. Frankly, whoever thought it’d be a good idea to use motorcycles to deliver newspapers in the middle of the night is a complete idiot, and they won’t be getting a subscription from me anytime soon.
Anyways, my other other theory is because it’s been really cold lately. Haruka has really poor sleep habits and tends to kick offf her blankets during the night, so I thought that it may be due to her being cold. Last Saturday, we put my theory to the test by leaving the kerosine stove on throughout the night to she’d still wake up. She did still wake up, but instead of the usual 3-4am waking, it was much earlier, and probably due to hitting her head on the crib.
Unfortunately, we ran out of kerosine for the stove in the bedroom, so we couldn’t keep it running throughout the night. But surprisingly and despite not having the heat on, she was able to sleep throughout the night, which confuses me more. I guess we’ll just have to wait until tonight to see if she has broken out of this habit.
Getting into things….again
Eating a banana
Shoveling it in