Thursday, December 6, 2007

Sleep & Stuff

DH & I have a routine for Wednesdays & weekends, he works from home Wednesdays - I get up with Ethan overnight to breastfeed, but DH takes over at 5:30am, so I can sleep in. Saturday morning, I was able to go back to sleep until almost 10am!!
Ethan seems to only take little cat naps now - up to 45 minutes. I try to ignore him & let him fall back to sleep, doesn't always work. So by the evening he is cranky. Yesterday he continued cat napping through 8pm. He started screaming, so tired. We gave him a bath & settled down to rock/nurse. He fell deep asleep around 10:30 after more cat naps. He woke up at 4:30am!! 6 hours of sleep!! It was divine. I want to start getting him on a real schedule. I started reading, but who has time to read a whole book? I need a brochure. Can anyone summarize for me?

Update: Thursday night he slept great too - asleep by 10:30, up at 4 to nurse, back to sleep by 4:30, up at 8:15. :) Now he's probably sleeping too much at night. : ( After he nursed in the 4:00 hour, I had to pump. Walking around getting my stuff together, I noticed that the cat throw up his food. He occasionally binges & purges. Luckily I didn't step in it AND it was on the tile.


Lori said...

Well, if someone sums it up for you, I'll be coming to you for advice! Glad to hear you are getting some sleep.

Now, if you could only teach the cat to purge in the toilet!

Lori said...

Oh, and by the way. I'll come take pictures anytime you want! You just let me know!!!

Monica H said...

Nope, can't say I've read it and probably won't for a while, so like Lori, I'll be coming to you for advice.

Don't you hate when they get sick? Autumn starts gagging and I move her to the tile because I know I won't make it outside or I'll leave a trail of "sick"ness behind me. Yuck! But she always goes straight for the carpet. Joy!