Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oh, the sleep.

I don't know what's worse: the fact that Will still gets up during the night, or the 9:30 pm bedtime.  One of the things I find most exhausting about having a baby is the lack of down time.  Having to care for a baby from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed is SO draining.  And yes, the middle of the night feedings aren't exactly refreshing, but if I can have a few hours to myself in the evenings they aren't so bad.

I know I shouldn't be comparing my kids (but aren't we always?) BUT.  Every day I think, "By this age Kalena was going to bed at 7 and sleeping until 6."  Even if he still needs a middle of the night feeding sometimes (it's not every night) I wish he would just GO TO BED.  He's on this stupid schedule right now where he takes a nap at 6 or 7, sleeps for an hour and then is up until at least 9 pm.  It is driving me insane. It doesn't work to keep him up later, if he goes to bed anytime before 8:30 (at the earliest) he'll be up again after an hour.

Maybe he's just more of a night-owl than Kalena.  I know if I would let him he'd nurse back to sleep in the mornings.  (I don't, because I am apparently laboring under the delusion that getting him up will make his bedtime earlier.)  And that wouldn't be so bad if he would sleep in and I could have some time to myself in the mornings, but then Kalena is up.  (Another reason I get Will up.)  So.  Point is, I feel exhausted.  That's all really.


  1. Yeah but with Kalena she didn't take naps so you were still exhausted because she whined a lot and wore you out. It will get better! He'll keep getting older and start to figure things out. Bring him over to play sometime when I can watch the kids and you can take a nap (or if you can't sleep during the day you can at least have a break).

  2. Amelia was the same way until we did a daytime nap schedule. Everything is easier said than done though. Thanks for the advice on the milk yesterday, we're definitely changing her sippy cup routines.

  3. Maybe your next one will be a sleeper. M was so difficult we thought Libby was easy. I hope I think Damon is easy. Right now he's not but he's still too young to tell.


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