Sunday, September 5, 2010


So I promise to post new pictures soon! It seems like we have taken fewer and fewer pictures, and it's probably most likely because Kev is now at work and he is our main photographer. I need to definitely step it up.

I've realized recently that a big thing I took for granted when we didn't have a baby was uninterrupted sleep. I absolutely LOVE having baby Elliott and would not change it for the world, but recently, when I go to bed, I feel a deep longing to sleep through the night. I mean, it's not like I don't get enough hours of sleep (most of the time), but I've decided that there is something about only sleeping in 2 hour increments that is just NOT refreshing. Last night, she actually went 5 and 1/2 hours between feedings which means I got 4 and 1/2 hours which was not too shabby, but she has decided that she should have awake time in the middle of the night, so I'm up for at least 1 and 1/2 hours every night to feed her then get her back to sleep. It's pretty humorous (sometimes...when I'm not totally exhausted) because I have all the lights off in her room and just the bathroom light on, and I see her little eyes looking all around the room, like it's the middle of the day.

Don't get me wrong, I know it could definitely be worse. She could be waking up multiple times in the middle of the night (now it's just once), I could have twins (or more...scary thought), she could have unhappy awake times. I always contemplate having Kev giving her a bottle occasionally in the middle of the night, but then I realize, I still would have to get up to pump so it kind of defeats the purpose. So I guess for now we'll just keep on keeping on and hope her sleep times get longer and her wake times get less (in the middle of the night). And for those of you who do not have kids yet, TREASURE your full nights of rest. They are precious. :)


  1. I will, thank you very much! The thought of no sleep or small chunks of sleep does scare me, but right now, I sleep quite nicely. I'm glad you guys and mom and dad had a good weekend. It sounded like fun. Have a great week. Call me sometime!

  2. I had a ROUGH night last night, with Paisley up for over 2 hours one time and waking every hour or two to eat. So thanks for this post. I vaguely remember what a full night of sleep felt like, and it was so nice. If only our baby girls would figure that out!

  3. Yeah--everyone always says to have daddy do one of the mid-night feedings, but...I never figured that out either (much to our husbands' relief, I bet!) because it's not super comfortable to go all night without nursing/pumping LOL!