So I know I shouldn’t complain. But I’m going to for just a second. I have been so blessed with good babies who have all 3 been consistently sleeping through the night since the end of July/beginning of August. I was questioning myself, because I continued to set an alarm and get up through the night to pump when they weren’t! (which made it an easy decision to stop when I did in October!) I think my body adjusted really well to getting broken sleep in hour and a half chunks, and I really didn’t feel so tired, which was great. But, now that I’ve enjoyed many nights with 8 or more uninterrupted hours of sleep, to go back to our old ways is TERRIBLE! We have had 4 bad nights in a row…3 caused by Zach (who I hope is teething b/c the poor baby was pathetic last night but no fever and nothing obviously wrong!) and one by Colby who was just hungry (surprise surprise!).
Here was my schedule last night:
10:00pm Colby asleep
11:00 Avery asleep
11-11:30 Zach screaming (administer Tylenol)
11:45 Zach asleep
11:45-12:15 make formula
1:30 wake up to zach screaming (josh gets him)
1:40 take zach from josh
1:40-2:30 Zach screaming
2:30 put zach in the cosleeper that’s still attached to our bed
3-6:30 sleep (not straight through though, zach woke up 2-3 times and if I held his hand, he’d fall back asleep)
6:30 Avery up (I think she was feeling left out of being up entirely too early the past few nights, so she got up to eat a little and fell right back to sleep)
7:45 Zach up (not screaming like he did last night, but not completely happy either) and drank a little bit of a bottle and fell back asleep
8-9:30 dozed in and out while holding zach
9:30 colby and avery awake for the day
for those of you that don’t like math…that’s less than 6 hours total of very broken sleep and after 3 other nights of bad sleep, I’M TIRED!!
Now onto the fun stuff!
Josh is on vacation (kind of) from work as of Sunday morning. He had to go in yesterday all day though for training, so we now get a good stretch of daddy time! On Monday night we took advantage of the 60 degree weather in December and went to the zoo for the Festival of Lights! There were a lot of other people that had the same idea as us too….it was VERY crowded. But for our purposes of just walking around and enjoying the night, the lights and a few animals, the crowd didn’t bother us much at all!
15ish diapers a day=105ish diapers a week
6-7 jars (or the equivalent of) babyfood each day=right around 50 per week
4-5 loads of baby laundry each week (which means folding and putting away all that too!)
3 times a week run the dishwasher