Sunday, January 11, 2009

on not knowing what time it is

typically i ask kev what time it is when c initially wakes in the night, but not when she/we get(s) back to sleep. typically if she is having an angry/painful night wher she needs more than milk, kev takes over walking with her, bouncing her, speaking soothing words to her. this is the first angry night in awhile (possibly a full week- last one i remember was last saturday night) and c and i got naps yesterday, k did not. so i offered to be on baby soothing duty, i think this round of baby care began at 1. so imagine my shock when i opened the computer a little while ago and discovered it was nearly 4 a.m. it is MUCH better to NOT know the time.

that was certainly true when i was pushing.. if i had had any clue how long i had been pushing... i think i would have given up.

that said- even in the middle of the night my girl is wholly endearing, think we'll be able to go back to bed soon.


LittleMary said...

good luck with that! this lack of sleep....i guess you just do it, don't know how i could

Shifting Gears said...

You sound like you are keeping your sense of humor as you enter the Zombie side of motherhood...I remember all too well the sleepless nights, although I must agree that I would rather be up all night with a baby than doing college work. Amazing how both can keep you up!

Sherry Mc said...

Cable TV and computers. How did we make it thru the nights when you guys were kids? As I recall it was a nice warm bathrobe, cozy afghan and good book. Love to the THREE of you. GAS

Jon said...

It's rough. Somewhere around the point you're at we moved the baby into bed with us, because he seemed to go back to sleep better and Emily wasn't as groggy waking up with him. But it's hard. They have phases and changes. It sounds like you are handling it well--maybe your past sleeplessness will serve you well with a baby that likes company in the night.