Because for the last two nights, our gorgeous angel has started out her night with a six hour stretch of sleep.
SIX HOURS, PEOPLE!!!! And last night she went down at 9:30, giving me real hope that I might, in fact, be able to return to work as a functional adult in one month.
Her timing could not be better, as today is the nicest day in Chicago in ages. We went for a walk this morning, which she loved, and now she's taking her afternoon nap in her crib.
I know she'll backslide, I know this isn't permanent, but it is a HUGE step.
Also, in her pleasant, well-rested state, she is making some seriously fabulous cooing sounds, and when she's not totally wrecked, she adds the cutest little gurgle to the end of her yawns.
Looks like we'll be taking the gypsies off speed dial.