Blogging has taken a back burner for me lately.
I miss it. I miss the interaction. The community. Reading what you are doing. Catching up.
Being a mom has to come first. And, lately, I’ve been sitting upstairs in a certain somebody’s room either a) nursing, b) rocking c) shhhh-ing and rocking or a combination of all three.
Wednesday night- Thursday morning (oh, say 10pm-3am) I was trying to reason with my 4 month old and had a come to Jesus talk with her about why she should be asleep. First, that didn’t work. Second, can you tell I’m sleep deprived? Third, I think I really thought that would work. Then, the next day, I tried to open the van door with the garage door opener. And pressed it several times trying to figure out why the heck the stupid door wouldn’t open. Seriously it didn’t even dawn on me the first time I hit it. Wow.
In between the snuggling time, there has been a lot of this, too. She’s been upset so much her voice has dropped some and is a little scratchy. And, I’ve done everything from wearing her to rocking to nursing to laying her down to laying down with her. (Thinking now….I haven’t tried a bath…..hmmm).
She will finally settle down and snuggle in and let me rock her until my arm falls asleep. (This was soo the chair to have when we had our first. Now I wish I had one that was more like a chair with cushiony arms…like you’d have in your living room).
If I’m lucky, and have rocked her long enough, I can swaddle her up (we’re in the process of trying to break the swaddle), and she’ll go to sleep. Now, staying asleep is another question.
After posting on instagram (@SeriousKrystyn) and facebook, I learned of the 4 month waking time. I don’t ever remember this period with the older two. Maybe it was because they were in daycare and getting bottles of pumped milk during the day. But, after reading that article, we did jump on the “they must be hungry lets start them on food” thing. Had I know what I was doing (and maybe thought to ask some of you smart moms out there, I would have learned of this).
So, after nursing her several times before bed last night and keeping her up a little more in the evening, she slept! Which means I slept. And, oh what a new day it is!