Monday, February 9, 2009
New Sleep Pattern!?!
For a few nights this past week I fed Samuel at around 9:30 p.m. and he slept until around 4 a.m. Then after feeding, he went back to sleep until around 8 a.m. He was then awake for the rest of the morning and then slept again from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Then he took one more nap around 7 p.m. until 8 or 8:30 p.m. He was eating 5-6 ounces.
Now we are back to feedings at 10 p.m., 1 a.m. and again at 4 a.m. I had high hopes, but I guess he's just too young yet.
Since I normally get up at 5 a.m. to shower for work, I think I'm going to stay up when I feed him at 4 a.m. and get a few chores done first. Once I'm awake my mind won't shut off again, so I may as well get something useful done, like blogging. My husband and I are spending the next week "pretending" I'm back at work, kind of like a dry run, before the real thing happens. On his early days, I leave at 6 a.m. and the babysitter shows up at 7 a.m. So, if I can get Samuel back to sleep around 4:30 a.m., he should be good to go. On his late days, the babysitter doesn't show up until 9 a.m., so he may have to do one feeding before she shows up.
It's amazing what getting rid of the feeding between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. did for me. Six hours of consistent sleep felt wonderful, while it lasted. I guess I can always dream!
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