Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Getting Better

Things are getting better! Judah started skipping the 1 or 2am feeding this past week so now I get 5 to 6 hours of sleep depending on when I go to bed! Yipee! Amazing how an hour or two can make such a huge difference.

Our biggest challenge now is his waking up 45min or so into his nap. Just not sure what to do with that.

He's also eating more often now which makes me think he is hitting s growth spurt.

He is now 6wks and 4 days old.

A few smiles but that is it, I'm not so sure they were on purpose.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

4 weeks 2 days

It is 9:16pm. I fed Judah at 8:25pm and after a bit of holding him and rocking him we put him down to sleep. As I type he is making signs of waking...arrrrrrrrrrg! Just checked actually and yup, awake. What the heck!!! Asleep in our arms but the minute we put him down he wakes up again!!!!!!!!!! Very frustrating. Luke and I are debating whether or not to start the cry-it-out technique, where we let them cry for five minutes then calm them down and put them back to sleep in the crib. If the start to cry again we let it go for ten minutes before we pick em up again. The fifteen and twenty and so on. With Elijah it never had to go past fifteen minutes before he fell asleep, thank God! I pray that it would be the same with this little one!

We are still fighting falling asleep at the breast, too. The is super frustrating because I am basicall stuck there for who knows how long not sure if he has fed enough because he's fallen asleep so much! Sure doesn't make me want to breastfeed for long. I am hoping I can last for six months! I know last time I had the same feelings too. I was hoping I would feel differently this time around but it is hard to be stuck doing something and not able to be there for Elijah during that time. Lord, help me figure it all out.