Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Feeding, sleeping, and pacifiers... Oh My!

I never thought I could function on so little sleep. Yet here we are, enjoying each day on about 6 hours of sleep (not continuous though, at most we get 3 hours at a time). To think, only a month ago I was sleeping for 11-hour stretches!

So we have figured out pumping and bottle feeding. Steve is definitely up for father/husband of the year. He gave the first bottle last Thursday night, and it was a success. I definitely think Jack takes after his dad. He's very laid back about everything from how he eats to where he sleeps. He'll take a bottle or breastfeed without a problem. He'll sleep anywhere in the house. It's nice for us!

Sorry, I can't figure out how to get this right-side up. Just tilt your head, you'll get the idea!

So I knew being a mom was going to be different from anything else I have ever experienced, but I had no idea how much work it would be just to take a shower and eat my own lunch! We're slowly developing a routine though. Hopefully by the time I have to go back to work in April, we'll have something worked out.

So not everything is perfect here at the Barrett household. I don't want to fool anyone into thinking my son is perfect (just very close!). We are having some trouble with fussiness every once in a while. He's started taking a pacifier, which helps soothe him. I think he might get too tired some times and can't fall asleep. The pacifier seems to help in times like those.

Okay, this is way too much for the blog. I'm sure the last thing people want to read about is the minute details of our daily life. Hopefully, I'll be able to find time to take more photos of the little guy and get them posted here.


Tina said...

I'd like to recommend a book for you to read - it's a lifesaver for many many mom's I'm associated with:

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.
Dr. Weisbluth (he's actually a pedi. in Chicago)

BEST book about sleep and soothing I ever read.

Love the update!! It does get easier.

Susie Nustra said...

What a cute dad/son photo!!!!