Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Crazy Night

I am so thankful that I have the ability to stay at home during these first 12 weeks of Brielle's life! I can tell it's going to be quite the ride!

For the most part, we'd been doing a good job of sticking to a 3hr, 2hr, 2hr nighttime feeding schedule. Getting those 3 hours really fueled me and I usually woke up refreshed. Last night, I had no such luck.

I don't know if it was the disruption of the schedule, which was very minor. We usually bathe, feed and put her to sleep. This time, we bathed and fed her, but then I handed her of to Dad and got things together to sleep in my room.

Big mistake! It was too hot in there (we need to update our temp schedule settings) and we ended up moving back to the nursery. I tried to get her to sleep, but she ended up feeding again so we completely went off our routine :(

She kept getting up, but the difficult part was getting her back to sleep. Any ideas on soothing her back to sleep would be greatly appreciated!

She also normally sleeps in the morning, and I was planning on catching up on my sleep then. Cut to noon, when she finally took a nap. Trying to figure out her needs is tough! Luckily, she's taken 3 good naps since then :)

I'm definitely going to stick to our routine tonight! Hopefully that will help :)


Because my schedule was completely thrown off, I took some comfort in a big bowl of Honey Nut Chex. Oh the power of comfort food!


I was able to sneak in two hours of sleep (woo-hoo!) and I got up around 2. It was great to have a prepared salad ready to go so I can get those veggies in. I topped the salad with some rotisserie chicken and had the leftover mac n cheese. I had some grapes and my iced coffee, too.

I'm off to enjoy some quiet time now :)