our little girl is one week old!
One week ago, Andrew & I were still having the conversation, "how can we love another child as much as we love Graham?" We just didn't know how that worked. But then, sweet little Eden was born and now we know. We love her in all her sweetness. And good thing she's cute or else she couldn't get away with keeping us up for all hours of the night. :-)
- Sunday night was a rough night.
- Monday night was bad.
- Tuesday she slept from noon-10pm. We tried everything we could to get her awake and besides 2 feedings, that girl was NOT going to wake up. I knew we were in for it!
- Tuesday night she was up from 11:30pm-4am. Yes, what newborn stays up for 4+ hours??? We rocked and swung and swaddled and snuggled and tried every trick we could think of. Finally at 4 am she slept for a few hours. whew, this momma was at her wits' end! So thankful my mom is here! She has been amazing with caring for G, especially getting him taken care of in the mornings, she also is keeping the house cleaned and the dishes done, which is so great!
- Wednesday we had slightly more success with some awake time during the day....but I wasn't getting my hopes up! My mom reminded me that Graham would only sleep well in his car seat at the beginning, ahhhhh, one trick we hadn't tried. So she went in her carseat about midnight and slept till 3 am, then ate and slept until 8:30 am!!!!!!!!!! Oh blessedness. After a 5 hour sleeping stretch, I feel human again! Today, she ate breakfast, had some awake time, went down beautifully swaddled in her crib. Then had lunch and repeated the same process. Oh I can only hope she realizes the beauty of this routine and decides to stick with it!
Andrew keeps reminding me, she's only a week old, and yes, I am keeping that in mind. But when you're sleep-deprived, days past post-partum, recovering from delivery and adjusting to being a human beverage machine, your brain doesn't always function normally. :)
2 crazy faces!
2 crazy faces!
This hat kills me!
oh we love to see her eyes.
Especially at noon and not at midnight!
we love you sweet girl.
and we'll still keep you even if you don't sleep at night. But if you decide to get on the same schedule as the rest of the world, that would be great too. wink*wink.