|at 2 months he used to wake up full of smiles, he still does that but some mornings |
I need to put myself together to smile back
So life with a baby is full of surprises and the biggest one for me is the fact that I've grown up surrounded by babies - being away I have lost count but I have over 15 nieces and nephews, not counting my parent's 4 gray grandchildren - and still there were things I never took notice of or thought about. One of those things is how your day's main topic becomes SLEEP.
I talk to one of the local mums almost daily and all out conversations seem to start with an update on how night went.
There is one mum at the children center who never talks sleep, of course her little girl sleeps through the night so instead she usually tells us about her nights in with the other half, romantic dinners, bottles of wine and active social life. Oh yes! There is life beyond sleep deprivation, hooray!
I miss the first few months when lill guy used to sleep 12 hours a night with the one feed and I used to wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy every moment with him.
Last night he fed at 11:30pm and 3am, he then woke up 5:30 this morning but after winging a bit stayed happily in his cot until I came in for the first feed of the day so I actually got a lie in, until 6am - SMILE!!.
These days i call that a good night. Early in the morning my breasts were so full, it felt like it used I to on the first few months. He has been feeding every 2 to 2:30 hours during the day and waking up at least every 3 hours during the night so I guess my body as well as my brain was taken by surprise by the "good night's sleep".
There are days when I sit in the front room early in the morning - often after a horrible night - and I daydream about having a proper lie in, like the ones we used to have on the weekends the get up for a junky breakfast and a pajama day. One day - i repeat to myself like a mantra - one day. For now it would be enough to get me over the moon if he just went back to be the good little sleeper that he once was.
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