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The very looooooong night

24 Dec

It’s 3:46am. Sigh. I’ve been awake about 10 times already tonight. I’m gonna be so sleepy tomorrow….

It’s the second night Daniel has been in his cot/crib, rather then the bassinet. I put it off as long as I could, but he’s getting way too big for the bassinet so I didn’t really have a choice. The problem isn’t even that he doesn’t like the cot. He doesn’t care, he likes his cot.

The problem is the rolling. The bassinet is too small for him to roll all the way over in, so he’d just roll to his side and go to sleep. He’s not one for sleeping on his back.

But the cot is much bigger. There’s plenty of rolling room. And roll he does. Not just to his side, but all the way over. And then he cries. He’ll sleep on his tummy, but then after his 40 minute sleep cycle he wakes up and freaks out because he’s on his tummy. Sigh.

I roll him over. He rolls back. Excuse me baby, but if you don’t want to be on your tummy, then WhyDo you roll there? He can roll back, he just doesn’t roll from front to back very often.

I remember when Hannah was a baby, although a bit older then Daniel, she did the exact same thing. It took about 2 weeks for her to be ok with waking up on her stomach and in the mean time, she’d wake up like a million times a night. Fine, that’s an exaggeration, but it sure felt that way. I nearly lost my mind. One of those nights I sat in her room so tired and frustrated that I was crying my eyes out. And I am Not a crier.

After that, she slept on her tummy all the time.

It’s going to be a long couple of weeks… But, we are deliberately making the switch now since Aaron is home for the next week. He is sleeping on the couch so the baby monitor and me getting up all night don’t wake him up, then he’ll be nice and rested so he can take the kids while I nap during the day. Oh yeah, we were prepared this time.


The life of a zombie

16 Nov

Daniel has been waking once per night for a feed.  Once per night is pretty easy to cope with.  Get him up, feed him for a little bit while I check my emails and stuff on the iPad, put him back to bed.  But then it got hot.  From 30-36 celcius (86-96.8).  Ick.  Did I mention we don’t have an airconditioner?  So Danny boy wants more booby.  Fair enough, when it’s hot, you need more to drink.  He’s been waking at least twice per night for a feed, and then another time around 5 when it’s 15 degrees outside (59f) and starting to get a little cool in their room.  Whenever I put a blanket on Daniel, he kicks his legs about like he’s riding an invisible bicycle in the tour de France.  I end up taking him in the bed with Me and Aaron so he can cuddle me instead of having a little blanket, and so he can have free rein of my boob so we can both get some sleep.

Now I’m pretty much in a zombie state.  Minus the brain cravings of course.  Just walking around, going through the motions while half asleep.


Thank goodness it’s much cooler tonight.  Hopefully we’ll get some shut eye.  Sigh.


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