I think I'm up for the day at 5... C usually sleeps until 7.
I've been trying to get him down and go to bed earlier myself then the 11-ish window we were doing. Last night he was asleep in his swing by 8:30 or so. Rather than wait for anther wake up, I put him in his room, and about 30-45 minutes later went to bed myself. (I don't think I've made it to bed before 10 since before he was born.) I knew it works likely change his wake-up times and frequency. He woke up at 1 and was asleep again by 2. He just woke up again...It's 5 am. I was ready hoping for at least 6 when H gets up.
Fingers crossed I can get him back down for another hour or two!
Post by erinshelley21 on Apr 28, 2017 5:51:05 GMT -5
I didn't get much good sleep. D'S woke up around 1:30 then DD was up 2:30-3:30 then DS again at 4:15. DH took that one. I was going to test run my morning routine today but couldn't not hit snooze. Between the 3 wake up and Zoloft I'm having a hard time getting up.
Post by erinshelley21 on Apr 28, 2017 6:59:35 GMT -5
If I could kick my own ass right now I would. I totally spaced needing to do a glucose test to make sure the GD went away. I pulled the order out and it's a 2 hour test. I have to do it today because my PP appt is Monday. I also need to try to get DS into the doctor. His cough is getting worse and I'm afraid he needs an antibiotic.
Post by moutonrouge on Apr 28, 2017 7:00:57 GMT -5
H and I got into it again this morning. I was trying to sleep when he got up, so he sent me an email with 1) the phrase "as I have noticed you doing many times and unsuccessfully urged you to stop." and 2) a link to an article that implies WiFi is causing cancer. When I asked him if he was serious, he admitted he hadn't actually read the article. Okay then. It devolved into an argument about how we argue. Him being cranky and anxious, and me being cranky and emotional, is not a good combination.
Oof moutonrouge, that sounds rough. I think the newborn period is such a hard time for a marriage. All the stress and sleep deprivation can definitely cause some ridiculous arguments. Been there. Hugs!
moutonrouge The newborn stage is so hard. The sleep deprivation makes everything worse. Give yourself and your H some grace. The first time around, things got so much better once everyone was sleeping.
Just had my follow up appointment a little early because my OB is retiring and today is her last day. I cried. Also, I didn't want to go back to work so it is sad that I wished something was wrong. Also, also: for the mini pill so yay for no condoms!
Sleep at night hasn't been too bad. During the day is another story. If she doesn't fall asleep immediately after eating, then the only way to get her to sleep is in the car or letting her scream. DH tells me to let her scream "she has to learn". Dude she's a month old. I just don't know what to do. the screaming kills me.
What's the nap setup during the day?
Also, try this video, volume all the way up. (Don't watch it, just play it near her.) youtu.be/QQUjMtQRUbg
A slept in her crib 1030pm-330am! I panicked when I woke up. She went back down by 4, but woke up screaming at 6 which woke DD1 for the day so there went my "me" time before everyone wakes up. I took the girls to Home Depot today - first trip with both kids by myself - and it was a success! Except DD1 would only sit in the main part of the shopping cart, leaving me to push the cart w/ 1 hand while carrying the infant seat (rather than waking A to wear her or allowing dd1 to walk, both of which would have resulted in way more work).
I showered last night (I think..) but I smell like milk and have soaked through my nursing pads, bra, and slightly through my sweater. But both kids are sleeping and I don't think I'm going anywhere too public this afternoon so I choose to sit and catch up here rather than shower or change. #priorities
Post by erinshelley21 on Apr 28, 2017 12:28:03 GMT -5
DS's sickness is viral so we are laying low this weekend. On the way out he said his toe hurt and I just thought it was from where be picked at his toenail. Got him to MIL's and his toe is red and swollen with green crap where he did pick at it. Dealt with that for a few now I'm at the lab hoping I can do this test without fasting because I ate breakfast.
moutonrouge, I'm sorry you're going through a rough time. As others have said, the newborn stage is SO hard and can really take a toll on relationships. Hugs and fx things get smoother for you guys soon.
Also, I'm seeing posts about birth control and realize I need to decide what I want to do by my pp appt in a couple weeks. I was on the pill for 10+ years before kids (the hormonal, not bf safe kind), but I want something bf safe. I've dealt with acne since I was a teenager though, which is why I started the pill to begin with. All bf safe pills (and the hormonal IUDs, I believe) sound like they would likely make acne worse though..leaving me with the copper IUD. I'm nervous about having something inserted and am also nervous about the potential to react to the copper. Anyone have experience with or thoughts, good or bad, on the copper IUD (or anything else that won't make acne worse)? I'm also considering just using condoms until A is done nursing then going back on what I was on before kids (it's not like we have much sex anyways..lol).
L is one month old today! Seriously, when did that happen?
Sorry you and YH are having a rough time moutonrouge. The first months are a struggle. We're definitely having more fights than normal here too. DH doesn't deal well with lack of sleep and I'm still really emotional so small problems get blown into big ones.
amandamh2, I can't believe our bringing up the rear babies are hitting the 1 month mark already - A will be there on Tuesday! And by already I mean "time is flying but god do I wish we were at the sleeping through the night part" already.
Both girls have been asleep for an hour. I expect them up any minute now but, for the first time in roughly EVER, I have just sat and enjoyed my time. I start back at work Monday so figured I should take full advantage of today. I think we'll go for a walk when everyone is awake and considering thinking about dinner plans before H gets home.
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