Last night was a very rough one for Briana and me. She started crying around 12:30 and didn’t quit until after 5AM. I fed her at one o’clock, and she was hungry again at two and three, and again at four fifteen. She attacked each meal as if she hadn’t had anything to eat for four or five hours. I think she must be going through a growth spurt or something.
At four we accidentally woke up daddy…mainly because I was crying almost as loudly as she was, at my wits end because I had done everything I could think of and she was still fussy and upset. David took her and changed her diaper for the umpteenth time (ten minutes after her last diaper change), and then I fed her again.
She fussed for quite a while longer. It was nearly six when I was finally able to lay down and sleep. Whew! Made it!
David left for work, kissing both his sleeping daughter and sleepy wife on the forehead, and then Briana and I slept until about 8, when she decided it was time for breakfast. 🙂 Always the hungry child.
I fed her and then tucked her into bed with me, dozing until she was hungry at 10:30. David came home on his lunch today, and I felt bad because I slept pretty much the whole time he was here. The plan had been for Briana and me to visit him at work today some time after his lunch, but he said he was working in the back so he wouldn’t be able to visit with us. He also told me he may have to work late, but luckily that didn’t end up happening.
Briana and I didn’t actually get out of bed until almost two, but I was talking to her and kissing her pretty little face earlier than that. I know I should get up earlier and try to get her days and nights straightened out, but it’s so hard when I am not getting sleep at night to feel motivated to get up AND try to keep her awake.
How do you keep a sleepy newborn awake anyway? This child falls asleep during meals and diaper changes! I have done the most annoying things I can think of and she still snoozes on. The doctors only advice was “keep her awake during the day as much as you can and her sleep schedule will eventually straighten itself out.” Anyone here have some better advice for me? Or ideas on how to keep her awake?
We will see how tonight goes. Wish me luck!
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