Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I've been bugging Dave to take more photos of Gus and I together.

This one is pretty cute.

I think one thing that would help me with this new parenting thing would be blocking www.babycenter.com from my computer. As much as I enjoyed the vegetable comparisons while I was pregnant, it's no longer helping. This week's update told me that my baby will begin to sleep longer stretches at a time, 3 - 4 hours perhaps. Lies, all lies! Gus isn't sleeping more than 2 hours at a time, and he chooses one hour during the night to be wide awake. Sometimes it's 4 - 5 am, sometimes it's 5 -6, but last night it was 3 - 4. I really don't appreciate that. He wakes up ready to play. He doesn't fuss or cry, just wants to look around and talk. The only thing he really doesn't want to do is go back to sleep, so all attempts to rock or sing lullabies or turn off lights are met with protest. He just wants to be awake. It's nights like last night: he didn't go down until 11, was up for a 1 am feeding, a 3 am feeding after which he stayed awake until 4:30 and ate again, then slept until 6 when he woke up to eat. At 7 I gave up trying to put him back down, and just got up and had breakfast. He fell asleep during breakfast, and I went back to bed with him until 9. If only it was a little more predictable, it would be easier to handle.

Or if only I didn't believe babycenter when they tell me he could be sleeping for 4-5 hours. Ha!

Meanwhile, the weather has been fantastic, and Dave has the spring greens started.
Soon we'll be pulling fresh spinach, arugula, and tat soi directly from our back yard! Even on no sleep, you have to love days like this.

1 comment:

Gina said...

My nurses actually told me to wake Jax up in the middle of the night if he didn't wake up on his own to eat. So after doing this for awhile, he refused to stay asleep throughout the night. We could have had a baby who slept soundly through the night from day 1! I remember rocking Jax for hours at a time to get him to nap for an hour. Enjoy the nice weather!