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. :)