Tuesday, October 27, 2009

when in the world...

do infants start sleeping through the night? And DO NOT comment with "Oh, my lil' one has slept 11 hours a night since I brought them home"! Ok, you can, but I will hate you.

I try to put Abby to bed as late as possible (10-11ish) right after I feed her, so I can get a longer stretch of sleep in a row. She will wake up anywhere between 3 and 7 am for a feeding. For a while she was sleeping until 5-7 am and now we are on the other end where she is waking up more towards 3 and 4 am. This is KILLING me on days I have to go to work. I am seriously a walking zombie on auto pilot. I am assuming it is a growth spurt.

I know all kids are different, but I am dying here! I would be interested to know when your children started sleeping through the night and what you think may have helped them to do so. Keep in mind I am breastfeeding...I know it seems formula fed kids are more full at bedtime and tend to sleep through the night.

I have also tried the rice cereal thing...it is a myth.

And I just put a humidifier in her room hoping the white noise may keep her asleep. Although, if she is anything like her mama she will get too attached and not be able to sleep without it. Jess hates I can't sleep without a fan.

Nothin' sweeter than a sleeping baby...especially one that sleeps through the dang night!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


If Abby does not have a hand free so she can suck her thumb, she is not a happy camper. This is why it one hand is hanging over the top of the carrier!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


So, I don't know if I have mentioned this, but Jess now has a full time job as an ultrasound tech. He is not finished with school until December, but a position opened up and they offered it to him. Could not have come at a better time!

(This is a picture of Abby that Jess took at 32 weeks. I thought it was fitting for my post!)

This was my first week back to work as well. I managed to leave the house, Monday, with only minimal tears.
(it is so hard to leave this, especially when she is smiling and cooing at you before you walk out the door!)

Anyhow, I was skeptical, but so far I am really liking the part time thing! I just work 24 hours a week and I know Abby is in good hands because Jess has her all day (he works a night shift). It seems to be a really good balance for me, because I get to go to work and have some alone time, talk with friends, and have an identity. But I also get my time with Abby and Jess on my days off. I have to admit though, getting up early is so not fun, especially when I am still getting up once a night to feed Abby!