Thursday, May 29, 2008

Precious Sleep...and precious little of it

Alice doesn't sleep through the night yet.
We live for that day...We look forward to that day...
But until then, all we can do is our best to survive on minimal sleep.
Always distrupted, always too light, always listening for our little one.
Alice falls asleep anywhere between 7:00pm-9:00pm.
A "good" night is when she can make it 4 hours in her own crib.
When she wakes for a bottle, even though she typically falls back asleep, she will fuss and fuss if I try and put her back in the crib. Our coping plan for now is to start her in her crib for as long as she will sleep, and then move her into our room after her first bottle. The most comfortable way for me to sleep with Alice is with her on my chest, and her little head below my chin. I can usually get 1-2 hours of consecutive sleep with her there. I don't know how long this sleep postition will last the bigger she gets. She has already almost doubled her weight from when we brought her home from the hospital.

Although I look forward to the days she will sleep through the night, and IN her crib...I will definately miss having my little sweety peety sleeping on my chest and soaking my shirt in baby sweat.

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