We often would say to each other "I'm waiting for the day when she flips a switch and becomes a terror that refuses to fall asleep." The thing is... it has never happened.
Ellie loves to sleep. She asks to go to sleep. She never, ever cries when I lay her in her crib. She just lays there quietly until she falls asleep. Sometimes she'll play and talk and sing, but eventually she falls asleep. She doesn't cry.
On the RARE occasion that she does not sleep through the night, it is always for a reason. She's teething or she's sick. But in the grand scheme of things, she's just easy easy easy when it comes to naps and bedtime.
Example: Last night I put her in bed at 7:00pm on the dot. She woke up this morning at 8:45am. NOT JOKING. And that is pretty standard, to be honest.
So why am I telling you all of this? Am I just here to gloat and brag? No. I'm here to share something with you. I'm here to tell you a deep, dark fear.
THERE ARE DAYS I SERIOUSLY CONSIDER NOT HAVING A SECOND BABY.
BECAUSE THE CHANCES THAT WE WIN THIS LOTTERY TWICE ARE SLIM TO NONE.
I seriously don't know what we would do. We high five one another all the time like "we got this parenting thing down!" but we never did the cry it out business. She just asks to go to bed and we put her in bed. And she goes to sleep eventually after she sings and talks for awhile.
WHAT WILL WE DO IF WE HAVE ANOTHER BABY WHO HATES SLEEPING?!??
It is a legitimate fear and one that paralyzes me all the time.
I'm working on overcoming and being brave and all that jazz, but some days I just have to admit that I am a chicken about having another baby.
So clearly I need to be added to some prayer lists.