Friday, June 13, 2008


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.


Mother Ring said...

I've worried about falling asleep and leaving Moses unattended. I'm glad it turned out okay with M. I'm sure your mama ears would have heard anything bad anyway!

I look forward to the day I'm not breastfeeding or pregnant because you better believe I'm going to be surrounded by those now off-limits drugs. Mama needs her meds.

jordan said...

Its crazy how different the two experiences have been for you! I am anxious/excited to see how little miss #2 is different than keadryn. :)

I also love that in his free-to-do-anything time M decided on reading. :)

Lindsey said...

i highly recommend the book "12 hours sleep by 12 weeks old." you can read it cover to cover in less than 2 hours and it totally worked for us. first i thought i didn't need a book because i'm not a first time mom, but i needed the book and by 11 weeks (pre-ear-infection), he was sleeping at least 10 hours at night. go get it now!