Sunday, November 13, 2005

Stardate 59867.63 - Rough Night

We got home from the hospital around 1800 on Saturday, but it was a sleepless night. Loren wanted to eat, eat, eat and so Cheryl got only a couple of hours of sleep. Loren refused to go to sleep unless one of us was holding her (preferably Cheryl), so after each feeding I took her so Cheryl could sleep and I walked with her, rocked her, sang to her, watched Romey and Michelle’s High School Reunion with her on Starz!...anything to try and get her to sleep. I was only moderately successful, but since I cannot help too much with the breastfeeding (other than helping to arrange pillows and bringing drinks and magazines and stuff) I got probably 4-5 hours of sleep last night.

Regardless, we were both pretty tired this morning at 0630 when we finally got up for good. She has been sleeping for a couple of hours after her major feedings today (I think she has had 2 of these naps so far). Hopefully she will sleep a bit better tonight. And I tried everything…singing, wrapping her up tightly like they showed me in the hospital, letting her fall asleep on Cheryl after the feedings. But she just kept waking up. Hopefully tonight will be a bit better. (I know, I know, “Hope is not a strategy”, but I think strategies don’t work in the face of the assault of she who will not sleep.

She's worth it, however.

Today's pictures are of her in her bouncy chair from this morning and me holding her.


-s said...

Hang in there, it does get better :)

BullBunky said...

Have the cats run off permanently from all the chaos? I picture Squirt packing up an overnight bag and checking into the neighbors for some peace :)

Dan Dowhan said...

It was such a rough night, you warped the very fabric of space and went thousands of years into the future! Or, your star date has a decimal problem ;)

Christine said...

You're a GREAT dad, and such a huge help. I usually run across dads blogging and wondering why their wives are glaring at them ... while they drink a beer and watch the game!

Keep up the good work. It does get better. Sometimes it gets better, then a little worse again, before it goes back to better! Imagine living underwater for nine months and then BOOM! Everything has to really function for the first time - in a nonaquatic environment. You'd have a hard time sleeping too!

All in due time.

rachel said...

I've gotten so used to updates and photos that I'm going through withdrawal...I need my Loren fix!:)

CAPT_Sawyer said...

King Bunky - The cats are still around, of course. Check out the latest posting...Squirt will even be near Loren!

Dan - Yes, I corrected the decimal.

Christine - Thanks!

Rachel - Just posted a new entry with new pictures.