Wednesday, June 4, 2014
I'll Just Make Myself Comfortable
Our evenings/nights usually look like this:
7:30pm Bed for Dek. Which is usually followed by a short, but consistent negotiation of bedtime stories and who will do the final tuck in. We give Derek a "card" that he can use to call for us once. We started with five cards a few months ago and now that we're down to the one, its a good compromise. After that he'll usually stay in bed unless...
8:30pm Q usually falls asleep on her own after nursing.
9:00pm Dek sometimes has to pee one last time if he is awake.
12:30am Q is up to nurse (sometimes she will sleep through this feeding)
3:00am-ish Q is up to nurse again but goes back to bed.
3:10am Inevitably Dek will wake up if he hears baby. Gets a sip of water since the nighttime coughing has been bad with the cold. Mike will need to take him to pee and they both end up in the guest room.
5:00am Derek is now lying sideways and Mike moves back to the normal bed.
6:00am Q is up to nurse and up for a few hours.
6:30am Dek wakes to pee and usually for the day.
Believe it or not, I can usually get some rest. If I go right to bed around 9am and Q sleeps until 3am - that's a solid 6 hours which I barely got when I didn't have kids, so that's the jackpot. Even a sleep stretch of 3 hours is really decent. Dek was such a restless baby that he would usually wake in 1-2 hour increments, so this is (sadly) not too bad.
The bigger challenge sharing a bed with Dek is he inevitably starts to do a rotation until he's completely horizontal and then you're pushed out of the bed. Then when he wakes up, its like, where did you go?