Monday, June 11, 2007

AHHHH! - Sleep

Last night was the best night of sleep I have had since The Little Guy came. I think we went to bed at 10ish. At 2:15 am, I woke up realizing I haven't fed the baby since before I went to bed. Of course, I had to get up and check that he was still breathing (like all moms do) and of course he was. So, I went back to bed.

I laid there for about half an hour trying to decide "Do I wake up a sleeping baby to feed him?" "He is only 4 weeks old." "What if he did cry and I just didn't hear him?" "What should I do?" "Should I wake up Hubby to ask him?" "What would an experienced mom do (because I have no experience)?" "If I feed him, will he go back to sleep right away or want to be up for 2 more hours?"

Finally I decided if I wanted anymore sleep, I should just go feed him and get it over with. So, I fed him and he fell back to sleep right away - or didn't even wake up. Hallelujah!!

Hubby's alarm went off at 5:30am. The Little Guy woke up at 5:45am. Princess woke up at 6:15am - ughhhh!

But let me just tell you, I feel great today. I don't even feel like I need a nap. I think sleeping for 5 hours straight did wonders for me today. I even accomplished some house work and I have dinner ready to pop in the oven.

I'm not expecting it, but this would be a great schedule for the next couple weeks (until he starts sleeping through the night).


Janene said...

My son (18 months old now) didn't sleep through the night until he was about 9 or 10 months old. He was AWFUL sleeping.

My daughter (4 months old now) started sleeping from 9 to 7:30 about a month ago. I can relate to no sleep and the praises of those odd days when sleep does come.

And it is truly amazing how wonderful you can feel after a night of more sleep that awake.

Hope things continue to go well!

Classic MaMa said...

:) I remember when Bubba started sleeping well; I felt like a whole new person.
We love your Little Guy. Scarlett thinks he's "so tiny" and "cute."

On Fire For Him said...

This is awesome!!!


He looks adorable. It was fun talking with you tonight. Miss you!

Tracy W said...

Love that first taste of good sleep! It's funny that you posted this today - just yesterday I told The Boss I felt like I had a newborn in the house. My Shaggy boy went waaaaay overboard with the snackies at a youth group party Sunday night and got up sick to his stomach as I was trying to wrap up the house and bed myself down - at 12:25 a.m. So even though I went to bed, I don't feel (two days later!!) like I went to sleep. Half an ear listening for him to be sick or to go back to bed. He hates that kind of attention, but I did it quietly from my own bed so as not to embarrass him. And I woke up several times after I heard him go back to bed - just like the 2 hour feedings. Crazy, but it kinda made me miss that sweet, cozy snuggling time of praying and nuzzling my babies!