Shannon Falls, August 2012

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sleepy, sleepy

So Hayden is doing much better sleep-wise. We're still not going an entire night, but we've made great strides. Last night, for example, he was out about 8:15 and slept until 1 when he let me plug him, and then he slept until 3 before demanding a snack. Then it was lights out until 6:10 or so. I'm pretty pleased. We're getting closer and closer.

It's amazing how you learn to adapt when you have a baby. Maybe I'm just simply still running on adrenaline with the new school year, but while I'm tired, I'm not completely exhausted. It could also be that it's so great to be getting hours of sleep at a time instead of an hour; not as many as I'd like, but you understand. I mean, I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to be asleep by 8, but I can manage to stay up until between 9:30-10:00, get up and down during the night, and still rise for the day at 5 (if Hayden doesn't demand I'm up before then!). We still have our nights that aren't so great, but overall, we are so pleased with his progress. I know he can go a great length of time between meals---he went 7 last night, and even though he woke, he didn't eat. So there you have it: the way our nights are going. Not perfect, but super, fantastic, great, wonderful strides from even a week ago.
ps. Next Wednesday afternoon is his 4 month shots. I can't wait to know for sure how much he weighs and how long he is!
Oh, and if you saw my Facebook status from last night you know how my first hour home yesterday went: changed my work clothes, Hayden spit up all over me, the cat peed on our bedroom baseboard and in the hallway, I put Hayden in his swing to clean that up, he had a major blow-out that covered the swing, so my new t-shirt, his blanket that I had to pick him up with, his outfit, the swing cover, and a towel had to be washed, Hayden had to be bathed, and I needed a drink (just kidding) by the time we were done! That was all by 5:15 PM!!! Parenthood is GREAT!


*eRiN RaChELLe* said...

Thank you for the chat today. It was nice. :)