One Proud (& Engorged) Momma

Tonight when I went to put little Henry pie to bed, he was wide awake. I nursed, potched and rocked him to no avail. 

After maybe 30-40 minutes of the “please go the heck to sleep” dance, I gave up.

Okay, Henry. Momma’s just going to put you down in your crib and take a little break. You be good.

I fully anticipated my little guy to throw a big fit and demand I bounce faster, potch harder. But I walked out of the room anyway.

I quickly grabbed the monitor to watch. He looked right, he looked left. He chatted. He moved his feet around. He wiggled in the swaddle. Then, maybe 15 or so minutes later, it happened. He turned his head to the side and closed his eyes. Then, he fell asleep!!!!

No potch necessary. Not crying at all.

This is a big step, because if Henry hasn’t fallen asleep nursing, he is usually screaming the moment I even consider putting him down. He can sense these things.

So, after falling asleep around 830, the little dude slept until 215/230ish! I don’t know why my boobs can’t handle it, because I’ve gone this long before, but holy crap. I think I’m about to pump a gallon of milk (Mark takes the first night feeding while I pump).

Anyway, the moral of the story is that my little man is amazing!! Go Henry! Keep up the good work 🙂

Proud Moment!!

Guys, Henry just slept from 730-300!!!! That’s the longest stretch he’s done since week 3 or so! 

It’s funny because I was just telling Mark that I felt like if he stayed consistent with his two wake ups, we could likely try to drop the first, because he doesn’t typically eat much at that time.

Apparently Henry got the memo!!

Fingers crossed that he does it again 💛

The Best Gift

It’s 6:40 am and I just woke up for the first time since I went to bed last night! Did Henry sleep through the night?? 

Honestly, I have no idea 🙂

After a horrible night’s sleep the night before and an endless eye twitch yesterday, Mark suggested putting Henry to bed in the nursery and Mark taking the couch so he could wake with Henry and I could just sleep. 

I haven’t slept more than 6 hours interrupted (which even that has only happened a few times) in months… So you can inagine my excitement. 

Anyway, I haven’t even left our room. I’m just following instructions. Wake up after 8 hours, pump, lay back down. 

Isn’t my hubby the best??? 

Wide Awake

All of you have heard me complain about how tired I’ve been lately… So why is it 3:45 am and I’m awake while everyone else is sound asleep? 

Little Henry has been sleeping since 8:45!! We haven’t had a 7-hour stretch since all this poop madness started at least a month ago. Hell, we rarely get anything over 3-4.

I’ve been up for an hour now, waiting for him to wake up. Finally about 5 minutes ago, I shined my cell phone in his direction and put my hand on his chest. He’s still breathing.

Oy. Haha So first time mom of me, right? 🙂

Yesterday (I guess it’s technically two days ago), Henry received his first probiotic. Since, all of his poops have been way more normal and now a long stretch of sleep… Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Too bad getting him to take a bottle (which is how we give him the probiotic) hasn’t proven to be easy. 

Wish us luck! And wish me luck in falling back to sleep before little man wakes up!