Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Three Weeks

We've survived three weeks as of today.

Just checking in. I'm still here, just taking things one day at a time. Kaycie has developed some erratic sleep patterns, which means Greg and I have no sleep patterns. I'm trying to keep her awake more during the day, but so far that's been a total failure. When she wants to sleep, she sleeps. And frankly, in the early morning after being up with her off and on all night, Greg and I also want to sleep. She had been giving us 3-4 hours at a time at night, now we're doing good to get 2 hours, then up for two hours, then asleep for an hour, then up again... We've been told everything from keep her awake to just deal with it for the first two months until she's alert enough to understand a routine. We have to get something worked out before two months. I don't know what I'm going to do when Greg goes back to work first of the year.

2 comments:

i'm black betty said...

i.feel.your.pain.

honestly, there is no good advice, but to SLEEP WHEN SHE SLEEPS. PERIOD.

leave the housework ALONE, leave the cooking ALONE, leave the whatever-else-you-can-find-to-do ALONE.

that's about all the advice i can give you at this point after having two newborns myself. i was stupid and didn't listen to it. learn from my mistakes!!!!

xoxo

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Clay got his days and his nights mixed up for a while during those first few months. Hubs and I kept trying to keep him awake, to no avail. We cranked the oldies and each grabbed two limbs to make him dance to the music as he laid in my lap. Hilarious. From the neck down, he was practically break-dancing. From the neck up, he was comatose. Utter futility.