One Fish, Two Fish

O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me? March 9, 2011

Filed under: Anna,Mom and Dad,Month One,Sam — leighnut @ 10:24 pm

We’re settling in to life with two kids. Sam’s snark factor is generally lower, though the days that Rob goes to work in the mornings seem to be a free-for-all. Sam’s listening ears aren’t so much broken as they aren’t even in the house. He tests me the whole time Rob is gone, knowing that I can’t jump up and stop him from getting into things when I’m nursing Anna. He’s too smart for his own good sometimes. I get where it’s coming from, but boy does it make me want to tear my hair out!

The nights are still rough. It was really bad the first two weeks. No one was sleeping. Anna was up until all hours of the night, eating every two hours throughout the night. And Sam quit sleeping through the night! He’d wake up at about 4:00 a.m. every night, needing a snuggle, a new diaper, reassurance that we’re still in the house. Rob would go in and lie with him for about an hour while I fed and changed Anna. We were desperately tired by the end of those two weeks.

Things are looking up in the sleep department, though. Last week, Sam started sleeping through the night again. He is convinced that Rob and I are here to stay 24 hours a day. That makes Rob’s nights much easier. (The first night Sam slept straight through, Rob woke up at 4:00 a.m. anyway, ready for the snuggle time that never happened. Poor guy!) And although Anna is still wakey until about midnight, she only wakes up twice to eat — at about 4:00 and 7:00, give or take. This makes my nights better. I’d give anything for her to go to sleep for the night at 10:00 or 11:00 p.m., but have you ever tried to wake a sleeping newborn? It’s impossible! She’s a little limp lump that won’t wake for anything. 🙂

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One Response to “O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?”

  1. Rebecca Lindell Says:

    Kristin,

    It is all a distant memory now, but I “feel your pain”–and your exhaustion. Just know that it will pass and you will wonder where the years went… Cherish the time; even the lack of sleep!!


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