That schedule involves waking up at precisely 2am, 4am, and 6am to eat. And that’s after I’ve gone to bed at 11 or midnight. And sometimes it’s 45 minutes or an hour from the time we wake up until I get back to sleep. And there’s no back to sleep after the 6am wake up because Theo has decided that 6:20 is precisely the perfect time to start his day. So maybe I’m getting 5 hours of sleep a night, and I guess that’s not too terrible. But … oh. What I would give to get those 5 hours of sleep in an uninterrupted way.
There were about 5 nights that were pure misery. Not only was he waking up, he was fussy and refusing to go back to sleep. So that means I’m doing a cardio workout of bouncing, swinging, swaying, and patting to try to keep him quiet so he doesn’t wake Theo. Egads. That’s when the tears start falling. (Mine). Sheer exhaustion, I tell you. Knock on wood, he’s been going right back to sleep the last couple of nights.
Hopefully we’ll get into a good routine in the next several weeks and everyone will be sleeping through the night.
Good thing he’s so cute during the daytime,
We met with Angie, a brilliant local photographer, at the park last week to try and capture some shots of baby Dexter before he is no longer a newborn. He’s growing so fast! His arms and legs are already filling out and have lost most of their newborn wrinkliness.
Here are the images she shared on her sneak peek for us: