Thursday, May 31, 2012

Are we sleeping through the night?

In one word... NO.

And not to discredit Mr. Ian's efforts, it could be worse, but he does generally get up 1-2 times a night. That means if he goes down at like 10 he is up between 1 or 2 and then again at 5ish.  Every once in awhile he will surprise me and sleep for like 6-7 hours but that's not the norm. If I get a block of 4 hours of sleep (versus 3) in a row it's a miracle, but honestly I surprise myself at how well I do on such little sleep.

When he gets up at 5ish he still goes right back to bed after sucking down a bottle, and wants to keep sleeping until at least 8 so most morning I literally have to go wake him to get his dressed at over to daycare. We are still working on the whole schedule thing, and believe me when it comes to that Ian is boss.

John has somehow convinced himself that it's not his job to wake up in the middle of the night. He always justifies it by saying "Do you want me to pump for you in the night too?"  (he thinks I have to get up regardless so why should be both get up)Despite the fact that I've mentioned 20x now that I don't have to pump in the middle of the night. So, I'm really hoping we start getting through the night here soon. Mama needs her sleep, and a weekend retreat to a spa, and probably some under-eye concealer.


  1. Read Babywise my friend! Great book with great pointers...and you deserve a weekend trip to the spa at least quarterly!!

  2. um, really John! tell that man to wake up with that baby or I will beat him over the head.