Sleep. We are all lacking it around here. Since I get the sole responsibility of night feedings, I am the most sleep deprived. It hasn't really been bad, well until yesterday that it.
I have been battling severe sinus headaches every couple days since little miss's arrival and yesterdays was just killer. For me sinus headaches are a cross between wisdom teeth surgery and morning sickness and make me pretty useless. I was letting Moo watch copious amounts of mind rotting PBS kids shows. His favorite show came on and he was glued and I fell asleep. I woke up an HOUR later. I felt great, but my 2 year old had been completely unsupervised for an HOUR. Judging by the trail he left, he played with the hvac filters, helped himself to some cheerios, and locked himself in his room. Yep, I am a fantastic mother. I found him locked in his room having a wonderful time reading.
It was about 5 minutes after that incident that I decided 2 things:
1. I need some allergy medicine I can take!
2. It's time we all get some more sleep.
So we booted little miss and her cradle out to the dining room last night hoping we could start stretching out some feedings and eventually drop one. I know she is only a month old, but she is also 12 pounds (!!!) and should have the stomach capacity to go a little longer between feedings.
Yeah, it didn't work. She did great until after her 3am feeding and then she fussed for 90 minutes until I relented and just let her sleep next to me for a few hours.
And the sleeping in her crib or cradle during the day, also not working.
We have our work cut out for us!
In the meantime, this wrap is saving my sanity! I picked it up on a whim last summer at Target for $10. Little miss has such bad tummy pain and sometimes holding her upright is the only thing that keeps her from screaming in pain and or throwing up.