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Monday, April 04, 2005

An Argument for the Elimination of Daylight Savings Time ... 

... or at least staying on GMT-5:00 year round.

It might have been excitement over the Beloved BoSoxHated Yankees or, more likely, her two-and-a-half hour nap that ended at 5:15 p.m., but Celeste did not want to sleep last night. Around 6:30 p.m., she started making some sleep cues and got ready for her bath, by the end of bathtime, it was the usual crankiness about getting dressed and settling in for the evening; then, after Evelin topped her up for the evening, back down the stairs came Celeste eyes wide open.

The game was on the radio (sadly WCBS and the Yankee's broadcast team) and Evelin lay with Celeste on the couch trying to get her to realize that it was sleepytime. No good. After the 2nd or 3rd inning, we headed upstairs to bed where I switched to an earbud radio and where Celeste just wanted to sit and play. Finally, around 9:30 p.m., we shut off all the lights in an effort to convince her to GO. TO. SLEEP.

The convincing worked on Evelin and eventually on Celeste, too. I dozed off in the bottom of the 6th to awaken for the bottom of the 8th. It was a fitful night for me for some reason (and not because of the loss: there are 161 games left and the BoSox have started the last four seasons with a loss; plus, to my ears, Randy Johnson sounded pretty hittable — I think the stats he put up last night make him sound better than he pitched), but Celeste and Evelin did pretty good. There was a wake up to feed around 1:30 a.m., but otherwise Celeste slept until about 6:45 a.m.

Accounting for the change to summer time, that last bit doesn't seem too far off from what she'd been doing, but Evelin found it much more palatable to get up a little before 7:00 a.m. than a little before 6:00 a.m. It probably helped that I stayed in bed longer than usual because I was feeling tired and didn't really feel like rushing to work ...

Tonight, she treated her post-bath bedtime as a nap, wanting to get up about an hour or so after going to sleep, but she couldn't quite pull it off. Right now, I can hear some snuffling and the occasional squawk, but hopefully she'll pull off a decent night's sleep despite that ...

Blogger Commenting:
That was SOOOOO our night.

DST sucks for parents of babies. Well, it just sucks period, especially that whole spring forward part.
 
Completely unrelated to this entry, but I couldn't find your email address.

Blogger question - I've noticed that sometimes you have links within a post that goes to the entry page with a longer version of the post. How do you do that?
 
Anita — Man does it ever suck. Celeste is still off schedule (what little schedule she has), but hopefully is getting better. I need to blog it all, but yesterday she had only two half-hour naps ... This morning she was up at 5:30 a.m., but back to sleep by 7:15 ... crazy!

Enjanerd — hurm ... I'm not sure what you're pointing to. Do you mean internal links within an entry (those are with the NAME or ID tags; I just hand code those in while writing an entry), or is it that bug in Blogger where the page load is sometimes cropped to the length of my blogroll/sidebar?
 
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