Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ahhhh, sleep.

Can I really be so lucky. I know, i shouldn't jinx it by telling you this right after it happened, but Avery slept through the night last night. She fell asleep at 11:30 and didn't get up until 7:30. It was so needed. I was getting between 4-5 hours of sleep a night. On Sunday night I switched her to sleeping on her tummy. What a world of a difference. And you can judge me, and tell me that babies are not supposed to sleep on their tummies, but mine do. Caden did, and he's fine. I've been lucky to have my mom and my brother and sil take Caden for a night each, so that I could sleep when Avery did. Its a lot different having 2 kids when it comes to sleep. When you only have one, you can sleep when they do. When you have 2, and the older one wakes up at 7:00am, you have no choice but to be up, even if you only got to sleep at 2:30am.
It's also been so great to have people bringing us meals. Not that I can't cook, because I do have a good baby and have time. But there's just something special about having supper brough to you. Last night we had our 4th meal come, and today and tomorrow are covered as well. I am definitely going to start doing this more often when people I know have babies. Its not difficult to double the meal that you are making for your own family, and its such a blessing to be on the receiving end of it.
Christmas is now just a month away. I would say I'm about 1/3 done my Christmas shopping, for 1/3 I know what I'm getting and just have to go buy it, and the last 1/3 I have no idea. Good thing I have a month, although I'd like to be done soon. I hate the last minute scramble to find the perfect gift when everything is picked through and you don't feel happy with your purchase. Its so satisfying to be done, and have gifts you know people will love.

3 comments:

Stacey said...

Awesome!! It feels soo soo good to finally get some sleep after months of not so good sleep. I hope that she continues :) And as for the tummy sleeping thing, that's the only way Rowan would sleep too, and he's just fine :) Bria was OK sleeping on her back, so we left it at that. No worries!

john said...

I never even thought to put Andrew on his tummy. I always put mine on their backs. I should have maybe tried that. You have an amazing family. They are very supportive. Count your blessings girl. Andrew has only ever gone for night 3 times. (before I had Erika) You are a lucky girl. So glad you have another content baby. keep em coming. ;)

Jen

Crystal said...

My baby loves to sleep on me-but he doesn't get away with it at night. Since he has a stuffy nose, we've been putting the humidifier on his room at night and then during the day, I let him sleep in his viberating chair or the swing. He seems to like that upward position.