Post by sophiegrace on Feb 25, 2017 10:53:54 GMT -5
Our longest stretch last night was an hour and 24 minutes.
Everyday I come in here wanting to say nothing but good things about my baby and all the fun stuff I have planned, but it never happens. Even my five minute showers are to the music of her cries. I love her so much it hurts and it kills me to feel like I'm being slowly smothered.
I'm so sorry to hear this sophiegrace. We all know how much you love M but completely understand how utterly draining a colicky baby is. It can not last forever, it just can't. So hold on through this phase however you can. Hope you can catch a nap at some point this weekend.
I am still tired since my baby still wakes up 3-4 times a night. If she was predictably waking 1-2 times I would move her to the crib in the kids shared room and then maybe H and I would have some privacy to leave the celibate couch. But I'm pretty sure O would wake up as many times as she wakes up and that all our sleep would be exponentially worse. I'm just waiting for her to naturally progress to longer sleeps. Ugh.
We are doing nothing today. Just trying to clean up some. And tonight we are going to a Bayat, which is the Muslim equivalent of a Christening.
Hugs, sophiegrace. Karma will eventually make this up to you. You are such a wonderful, loving mom. Your patience and grace amaze me. tgrimes1980, well, shit. All the wine, lady. Are you feeling better at least?
Post by goldenlove3 on Feb 25, 2017 13:39:52 GMT -5
Just dropped C of at my parents house. He's done a couple overnights but this is going to be the longest stretch without him. Pretty much a whole 24 hours. I'm looking forward to sleeping in but already miss him. He's just been so darn cute this morning.
ETA also looking forward a night out with friends and the concert lol.
C has started a new sleep schedule. He's usually in bed by 7, sleeps until 12/1, sleeps for 3 hours, eat and repeat until 6am. I'm glad he has one long stretch but I wish it was in the middle of the night vs early evening. I've been going to bed early all week but I'm still so tired.
Pretty boring day here. The boys are sleeping and H is heading to the gym. I want to go to the grocery and liquor store later. I finished my antibiotic today so I'm ready for some wine!
Post by cookswithwine9 on Feb 25, 2017 14:24:58 GMT -5
sophiegrace I'm sorry it's rough right now. I hope she starts to give you longer stretches.
waitwhat lol for my baby shower I had an entire cart full of champagne and wine. That was awkward explaining to the cashier.
Well I was going to brag about how amazing O slept but I'll spare you all. Also we had our best outing yet! Managed to go to CFA, the bank and target without any tears! It was really enjoyable having my little buddy with me.
H took DS today for a boys day. Chicken tenders in the car while watching airplanes take off and land. H said he was in heaven!
I took L to meet up with my bff for lunch. She announced that she's pregnant and due on Oct 1st! I'm so excited that it's finally not me having a baby in my group of friends and I can just enjoy it from the sidelines!
Post by ClassyMrsA on Feb 25, 2017 18:54:31 GMT -5
danib Hope you feel better fast!! goldenlove3 Enjoy your night out and sleeping in! I'm looking forward to the day I can do the same. tjanca22 Congrats to your friend! I know how you feel. I'm ready for someone else to have babies so I can enjoy it from a different perspective!
Post by ClassyMrsA on Feb 25, 2017 18:59:37 GMT -5
We had a really nice day. We had a pancake breakfast that was a fundraiser for the girl's soccer team at DH's school. Then we drove out to Fredericksburg for the day. We didn't find a star for our house, but we did have a nice walk and saw a bunch of cute stores. We just got home and I'm resting in bed, nursing Lilah. She did pretty well for her first trip out of the city. She only cried a little bit in the car. The rest of the time she was happy to be carted around.
I'm making an easy meal for dinner and I'm hoping for a good night's sleep. Lillian stayed in her bed and Lilah only woke up twice last night so fx for a repeat.
We were having a really nice night until suddenly during dinner he knocked over his own beer bottle and like two drops of beer got on DS's baby book (which was out because I was working on it earlier today). He then proceeded to lose his mind and fly into a rage pumching things and cursing, enough to scare DS. Like wtaf.
Once he "calmed down" he decided to start "cleaning and organizing" the house, which was really just him stomping around muttering about how the house is shit.
News flash: the house is actually fairly clean and 90% of the clutter that is there is his stuff that he threw down when he got home from work Thursday and Friday and still hasn't picked up.
He's upstairs bathing DS now and just got off the phone with one of his friends (with whom he was super cheerful of course). I swear if he comes down here with a fucking attitude after DS is in bed, I'm marching right up to bed myself.
buckyb Adeline does the same, her "long stretch" is6:30-10:30 or I'm lucky to 11:30... After that she's up every two hours on the dot. So if I want to catch any sleep I basically have to go to bed at 7:00 at night. I've tried and absokutely cannot get her to go down any later. Joy.
sophiegrace I agree, this part can't last forever. It sucks that the cuddly, snuggly, new baby time is "spoiled"by tears but there will be many more oppties for all the plans and fun and hugs and such! At least this is what I tell myself.
Post by tallblonde on Feb 25, 2017 20:49:19 GMT -5
The weekend is going too fast, slow down. I am panicking that winter is almost over with the warm temps, so I put her baby uggs on her today to feel like she wore them some (whyyy did my SIL give her these?!). I am going to exchange some fleece sleepers for cotton ones since sleep and plays are my favorite daycare outfits - I pretend that it keeps germs off her skin.
I love this age - the giggling finally started and it just slays me.
So our night didn't go as planned. We drove up to our friends baby's "christening" but E was screaming the whole 40 minute ride. Have no idea what was wrong with her. Couldn't completely calm her down. Meanwhile, O was acting weird. Wanting a snack, not wanting a snack, whining, almost falling alseep. Then we look back and he had a wet stream down his coat. He threw up just a little bit! He was ok after that and we were almost there, so we decided that I would just take E inside while H and O would wait in the car.
E was great inside. Cute and happy as can be. Was fine when I put her back in the carseat but started screaming as soon as we started driving home. O was also good when I came back to the car. Laughing, watching peppa pig on the phone, but started whining again while we were driving.
So of course we get stuck in traffic from an accident on the highway. Like barely crawling. So with E still screaming I decided to take the next exit and figure out what was wrong with her. As we are pulling into a parking lot, O asks for a cup and starts to get majorly sick again. So H is helping O with that and I am trying to get E to stop hysterically crying.
Finally O is better and E has stopped crying. We still had 20 minutes home so we made a run for it. Everyone made it home in one piece and H and I were finally able to chuckle at the glory of our Saturday nights these days.
Post by cookswithwine9 on Feb 25, 2017 21:42:09 GMT -5
I'm never taking O to a restaurant by myself again. I think I got overconfident because today went so well. He was the crying baby that u don't want to sit next to. Normally, he stays in his car seat and has his pacifier and is fine! You have to reach over and stick it in his mouth every now and then. This time he would not sit in the car seat! So I had to hold him the entire time to keep him from crying! Lots of changing positions and bouncing. And I didn't get to eat so I had to get my dinner to go. I just ate it on the couch... with a glass of wine!
tgrimes1980 the last 2 nights she's woken up at 11 and then 10, so I've essentially done dream feeds. Still woke up 3 more times both nights. Daytime sleep is having no effect either. Friday she got 2 2-hr naps and 1 45min nap and woke up all night. And then yesterday we got only 4 30-40min naps and she was up all night.
dashook dare I ask.... how was the rest of the night?
Haha it actually was fine! I think being fake cheerful for his phone call reset him.
The bigger issue for me is that his disproportionate, ragey reactions to everything are not something I want DS to learn. But I feel like it's kind of inevitable. I can talk to him about it but that doesn't mean anything will change.
Sorry for all the sick and sleepless moms and 'dying' H's. Hope everyone is feeling better or at least better rested this a.m.
We're going to attempt church and then come back and do a bit more to the house. Realistically, I think we'd be fine if we stopped now, but I'm obsessive and want it to be as perfect as possible.
Tonight we're going to my parents' for dinner and we're going to celebrate my H'a birthday a few days early, since he'll be in the Bahamas bone-fishing later this week on the actual day. I'm going to sneak out and get him a cake and cards; luckily I'm off the hook for gifts bc he's treating himself to a $$$ new fly rod.
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