4.27.2010

and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . J/K!

So, the night time activity in this house has decreased dramatically since last week. Thanks for all your sympathy, and "tips" that I might or might not have scoffed at :D but in a totally light-hearted way.

I know newborns need to eat frequently, some times around the clock, but enough is enough. And I have had enough. The first night was hard, and I was exhausted the day after, and I had to work. I know, what a time to start, huh?

Well, it's not 100% resolved, but I'd rather be woken up to change his diaper (that is pretty wet) just once, than to be woken up several times to feed AND change (cause once he's awake and wet, he can't go back to sleep). I stopped offering him the chance to nurse. I just didn't do it. Oh, he wanted to, he really wanted to and was mad when I didn't let him. I gave him a bottle of water, and if there had been enough light in the room, than I bet I would have seen him glaring at me. Since he didn't want that, I have him his paci, that was taken with relief, kinda like -oh good, not THAT water again! He woke up several times after that and cried himself to sleep each time. But it was only a minute or so before he fell asleep. The next night was much easier, much easier! He only woke up once, and went to back to sleep easier (with just a little rocking and paci). But he was up at 6:30am, instead of his usual 7:30.

And now, he wakes about 4 because his diaper is full, but that's understandable, right? I change him and he goes right back to sleep. I make sure I have an extra paci where I know it is, so I can just give it back to him.

So that's where we're at. Now if only I can convince him to sleep in until oh, 9 or so :)

2 comments:

  1. Congrats!!!! SO happy for you :)

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  2. That is so awesome! YAY!!!! I totally agree that newborns need to eat frequently and at night. And if Brendon were a newborn I'd think you were mean:) But since he's practically a toddler (ok, maybe that's a stretch) he should be sleeping! You know, so his brain can grow right;)

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