Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What is sleep? What our sleep sitch or lack there of looks like right now..

I know it’s the typical complaint/problem for a new mama. Yes Mama.. Dad gets enough sleep. But that’s ok with me. Since he has to wake up for work everyday for our family, I wake up with her everytime and we try to be very quiet. I’m a light sleeper so her first peep I’m up. Kenz is still sleeping right next to me. I honestly don’t know when I’ll ever be ready to move her out of our room.

The other night she was passed out, pushed up against the wall, about 3 ft away from me and I told Bob I don’t want to wake her but I want to pull her up next to the bed. LOL She was too far!

Omg I died when I saw this. I just wanna go give her a little kiss again as she’s probably out like this right now.

 

I’m sure we I  messed up with the whole not sleep training thing in the beginning.. and I still haven’t yet really tried anything else..But I am so attached to this little girl. I do not want to ever be separated from her! Sure I love my hour sometimes 2 hours shopping trips away from her while Aunty or Grandma watches her.. but that’s the longest I’ve ever gone.. And it happens maybe once every couple weeks..

 

So naps.. she is a fall asleep in your arms baby. As soon as you try to lay her down, she wakes. Most of the time. Every once in awhile I’ll get lucky. So lately I’ll transfer her to her crib for her 2-3 naps /day..Until the dog barks.. Ughh the dogs barking. I swear. I was just telling Bob I love my other babies but I feel like I’m going to strangle Nilla sometimes.. She loves the baby so much and all she wants to do is lick her or roll her ball at the baby to play with her but it’s just too much. And then her bark is so high pitched and she’s just doing her job and barking at every freakin noise and person that walks by. Now I’m rambling..

 

She’s a light sleeper. I’ve been trying a couple new things out for naps. The sound machine. I’m not too sure yet.. I can’t tell if it’s really helping. And the Woombie. I finally ordered one, and through the site, in the Clearance section {mama loves clearance!] they had the Winter Woombie buy1 get1. So I’ve tried this out a few times.. It’s still a little warm here for the winter woombie though. I’ve kept her in just a diaper once and still when I opened it she was clammy..But also for those that use these things.. when in the hell do you decide to swaddle her?! Like when you know she’s getting tired you put her in a swaddle/woombie? Cuz I guess that’s why I’m not using it all the time.. It’s a little bit of a hassle right now. Especially during the day. It’s been in the 70’s here so I’d have to strip her before every nap and she’d still probably get too warm. This is usually what I see though about 20ish-30ish mins after I move her into her crib..

Little stinker. She loves her feet right now.

 

My other reason of no sleep? Well she goes down ‘round 8ish and is out til about midnight. And that’s usually when I go to bed. So when I’m finally ready to go down, she’ll wake up to eat and then will most of the time go back down right away.. Buuuut.. about 2-3 hours later. Wahhh someone wants to eat again.

And then again.. And usually that time is around when Bob is getting up so most of the time we’ll stay awake. She’ll stay awake for about an hour and half.. I have my coffee and catch up with the dvr and we snuggle.. and then she crashes again for another hour or two.But I’m tired now. Yet still want to stay up til midnight ‘cuz this is my “me time”.

So yes What is Sleep? I forget what an actual good night sleep looks like.. I guess I’ll catch up once my girl has moved out. Ha!

6 comments:

Jennifer Hanson said...

Oh this was wonderful to read. I too have a 4 month old (our daughter was born on June 20th!) and we have yet to "sleep train" her (if we ever even will do that). She is still in our room, in her bassinet, pushed right up to my side of the bed, and I don't know when I'll be ready to move her to her nursery. I'm pretty sure my heart will break the day we do move her though.
I was good to read about her sleep patterns because my little girl is the same way. Her "long sleep stretch" is usually from 9pm-1am, and I too like to have at least a couple hours at night for "me time". Then after 1am she is usually up every couple hours to nurse. PTL for coffee in the mornings right?!
Does your sweet daughter take long naps during the day? I can't get my little one to take more than a 30 minute nap!

Anyways, it is great to find blogging mommies who are going through the same stages with their little ones!

Have a great day.

Jenn

Ashley Richards said...

I'd like to say it gets easier but for us it really hasn't. We have yet to get into a sleep routine. Sometimes we'll get lucky and he'll sleep until 4. My mom reminded me yesterday, that although it is miserable now that it really only lasts a little while. We just got to survive it.

Daniel Efosa Uyi said...

hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Are You Living A Life Of Denial? .
keep up the good work.

Regards

Audra said...

I am pro sleep training (we did it with our first and it worked wonders and still works) but I am also of the school of thought that you can NEVER get this precious cuddle time back, and honestly once you do start sleeping again you won't even remember how hard it was. I can't think of anything I love more than feeding Anna late at night when she's so sleepy and snuggly. I will never forget those moments.

But, when you're ready, I have the perfect sleep book recommendation.

Tausha said...

Ohhhh sleep. I get so jealous that Chad has school to be to, because that means he can go to sleep and get a FULL nights sleep and never worry about getting up.

I feel like it's a gamble every night. Go to bed NOW and get sleep, or be productive and then of course P wakes right when I want to go to sleep.

Sleep training is SO hard, but SO worth it. I love my cuddles & give in some days/nights. But 8 hour stretches really make (ME) a better mom.

Okay, and that picture is TO DIE FOR. I love an open mouth sleeping baby. YUM.

Tausha said...

Ohhhh sleep. I get so jealous that Chad has school to be to, because that means he can go to sleep and get a FULL nights sleep and never worry about getting up.

I feel like it's a gamble every night. Go to bed NOW and get sleep, or be productive and then of course P wakes right when I want to go to sleep.

Sleep training is SO hard, but SO worth it. I love my cuddles & give in some days/nights. But 8 hour stretches really make (ME) a better mom.

Okay, and that picture is TO DIE FOR. I love an open mouth sleeping baby. YUM.