September 8, 2008

A night in the Life of...

I am not sure why exactly I am posting this. Maybe I think you all are way more interested in my life than you are, maybe I am hoping against hope that your night lives are or were similar at one time and there is hope for one day getting a good nights sleep. Maybe I just need to know I am normal.

Here goes...
8:00 pm is bedtime. We got home at 8:15 pm. Change baby, get her to bed, she falls asleep almost right away.
9:00- Still trying to talk Bug into getting into bed. Prayers and tuck in time around 9:20.
9:20-10:00- Dishes and clean up. Look at the pile of unfolded laundry and sigh. Promise myself it will go away in the morning. Beg the cat to come back in, lock up the house and go to bed myself.
11:45- wake up to the cat hissing and screeching at the window. I have this odd phobia of looking out of the window at night for fear I will actually see someone in my yard. Cat's having a hissy fit, for real, so I get brave and peek through the blinds. There's a raccoon in the yard. Probably scavaging my ripe tomatoes. Couldn't they go for the zucchini???
12:15 am- calm back down enough to fall back asleep.
4:20 am- Meg wakes up for the first time. Not bad, she's been asleep since around 8:30. She's mad I won't nurse her anymore and lets me know how upset she is. I rock her and walk her and put her back to bed.
5:40- Meg's up again. Still mad for not getting her comfort nurse. More rocking and explaining that it's still night night time and she needs to go back to sleep.
6:45 am- She's up again. This time I bring her in bed with me, which still doesn't make her happy. She fusses and squirms for 15 minutes and decides she's hungry and wants a banana. She's up for the day. Adam slept through the night and gets up on his own at about 7:40.

I did get a good 4 hour block of sleep. That's good enough, right? Tell me, please, your nights go like this too and there is hope, someday, for a full nights sleep.

4 comments:

Our Deli-Sub said...

Right now I am afraid I don't have much hope to offer. We are on a 2-3hour feeding scheduel right now. I guess Bug sleeping all night should give you some hope.

Lily LaRue said...

Meg should start sleeping through the night soon (in the next year or two). But unfortunately, your idea of waking up early and her idea of waking up early are probably never going to be the same. Then when they turn 13, you probably won't be able to get them out of bed in the morning. And after they grow up and move away, you should be able to sleep through the night....

cprolf said...

Yeah, some hope that as mothers we will have a couple of years with a full nights rest then we will be waiting up for them when they are teenagers:(

Kathy said...

You're not alone :). Last night Alana woke up in the middle of the night (we don't know why) and after an hour of her kicking me and wimpering in her sleep, she went back to her bed. Then my alarm went off at 5 a.m. and she woke up at 6. This past weekend I didn't set my alarm (the only day I could 'sleep in'), and the baby was up at 5:20!!!! There is hope, though. I had a taste of it a few years ago, although I'm afraid the bags under my eyes might be permanent :).