Posts Tagged ‘ sleep ’

No where else on earth

For there’s no where else on earth that I would rather be.

(Name that musical).

“Let the time go by, I won’t care if I can be here on the street where you live.”

It may seem a little non sequitur, but I think of this song almost every evening as I nurse the baby to sleep. It’s undoubtedly my favorite time of day. I don’t have to think about the dishes in the sink, the dinner overcooking on the stove, blog posts that need written, emails that need answers.

Bedtime is just about my baby. She’s not usually the happiest thing on earth (despite the pictures I may post here) nor is she the snuggliest. At naptime I have to just lay her down awake and cranky in her crib and let her fuss herself to sleep. But bedtime….at bedtime she likes to cuddle. And rock. And sing songs. Who am I to deny her? Even if it does fall right at dinner making time.

“Let the time go by, I won’t care if I can be here…rocking my baby to sleep.”

Yeah, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? Oh well, you get the idea.

One week

It’s hard to believe, but our little Amelia (or lil’ melia as we call her) is one week old. It took me almost all day to take this picture, load it to the computer, then upload here, so I’m sorry there aren’t more. Some days Amelia sleeps a lot. Today was not one of those days. She needed a little help staying asleep, so we spent a lot of time snuggled on the couch together. I also spent a little time on youtube trying to find a swaddle method that the little monkey can’t wiggle out of. I think we may have a winner…tonight will tell.

For the most part, Amelia sleeps in 2-3 hour increments during the day, and 3-4 hour stretches at night. Not too shabby for 1 week old. She’s doing great eating too – every 2-4 hours.

She’s actually sleeping in her little basket all by herself right now, so I’m off to do the dishes, then to bed. No time to waste.

ps- for those of you who aren’t on facebook, you can find more pictures of Amelia at our friend Sarah’s blog. She’s a great photographer and took pictures for us both at the hospital and here at home. We already can’t wait for our next photoshoot!

 

Raisin Bran – a new sleep aid

This morning I ate a bowl of raisin bran at 5am. Then I went back to sleep for 3.5 hours.

The end.

Wait.

I feel like there was something else I wanted to say about that. Oh yeah.

Dave had to leave for work at 5:15 this morning, which meant he woke up at 4:30. Which meant that I woke up at 4:30. Sleep is elusive these days. Our bed is getting more and more uncomfortable. I don’t think it has anything to do with being 30 weeks pregnant and 23 pounds heavier than I used to be. Or the fact that I can only sleep on one side for an hour before it gets sore, then I have to heave myself over to the other side, readjust my 3 pillows, and start again. Nope, it’s definitely the bed.

I lay in bed from 4:30-5 listening to Dave get ready for work. I knew it was pointless to try to go back to sleep right away, so I just kind of hung out with Dave since I won’t see him til later tonight. Also, because I was hungry. HUNGRY. I finally gave in at 5 and fixed myself a bowl of cereal in the dark. I’m sorry I ripped the box a little, honey, I was just so hungry! And it was dark!

When Dave finally left for work, I finished my (2nd) bowl of cereal and went back to bed. Heaven. That raisin bran is something else. I slept like a baby for the next 3.5 hours and only woke to adjust my pillows once. I don’t think it had anything to do with having the whole bed and 4 pillows all to myself. ┬áNope, it was the raisin bran. I think I’m going to write them a thank you note.