Monday, July 25, 2011

Sleeping Like a Newborn

The first several nights of The Baby's at-home life have really been fairly decent: he's had at least one stretch of uninterrupted 2 to 3 hour's sleep. That's exceptional for a little, little person ("He's an itty-bitty baby!" The Boy says). Since I am of limited use at this point, the stress of dealing with The Baby has fallen on The Wife. I can - and do - assist in the changing process, but I can't help feed him and he hasn't been that interested in playing in the middle of the night yet.

The worst culprits of my current lack-of-sleep have been the two older boys, and, yes, that is still weird to type. Then again, I just put 2010 on a check last week, so it can take me time to adjust to things. But, I digress.

Last night was relatively typical: Little Bear was asleep around 8:15, 8:30. I brought The Boy into his room, watched a storybook, read three stories, watched another short storybook, then he went to sleep around 9:10. I had a snack, ran for a half hour, then did some miscellaneous housework and music studying. I was in bed around 11, watched a television show, and fell asleep before midnight.

The Baby's feeding was 12:30.

The Boy was up at 2:30 to go to the bathroom.

Little Bear was up and stirring around his room at 3, although he never opened his door and went back to sleep relatively quickly.

The Boy was up at 3:45 to go to the potty and was shuffled back in bed with orders to not emerge until daylight.

The Baby was fed and changed at 4:00. He woke briefly at 5:30 for a quick snack and snuggle.

Little Bear was up for good at 6:30, and The Boy joined us ten minutes later.

Total sleep for Musical Daddy? Right around four hours, broken into six chunks. I'm getting too old for this.

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