Monday, October 15, 2007

Sleeping, or the lack thereof.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, considering that I know darn well that six week olds cannot be considered to be "settled" enough to actually sleep for any consistent period. Still, Saturday night into Sunday was an absolute dream for the two of us - he woke for a 12:30 feeding, fell immediately asleep, then didn't wake up again until 6AM - which, for those keeping score at home, counts as sleeping through the night. This allowed us a lot of hope, that he had turned the corner and would begin to follow up with things like betimes and wakings and such.

No such luck.

Last night was one of Those Nights - parents of children (and puppies, as my buddy Brandon told me) understand. He woke up at midnight for his feeding, and he fell back asleep at 2:45. Then, he was awake at 3:15, and fell back asleep around 4:30 and finally woke up with my wife on her "Out The Door" feeding at 6:15.

The good part about that was that he slept most of the morning. Bad part, that STILL didn't give me more than five hours' sleep. He ate today at 8:00, 9:30 (half bottle), 11:00 (the other half), 1:00, 3:30. 4:45 and 6:00 - five total bottles plus a little bit of Mommy time. He's kept it all down - a tiny little bit of spit-up, but nothing important. Now, he's just fussy. I want to work out, but I don't know if I'm willing to allow him to scream at me while I do it. My wife's teaching a lesson an hour away, which doesn't help.

Here he goes. Time to soothe.

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