Monday, April 18, 2011

7 weeks and 3 days

This little boy had a really long and sleepless night last night. He was awake almost every hour for some reason. Every night for the past week at bedtime Nathan and I both think, okay this is going to be a great night...he is going to sleep all night, yay! But oh no, not yet. Each night has been about the same since we came home from the hospital. He usually goes to bed around 7 after I feed him, then I pump a bottle for Nathan to feed him at 9:30. He normally gets up twice to eat, some nights just once, so it's been fairly easy so far for me to be able to get up w/Hayes the next morning and get ready for the day. So last night I decided to keep him up later and give him an extra feeding before he went to bed at 8:30. I guess he did not like my plan. He constantly woke up all night like he was starving and I ended up feeding him THREE times, and then he still could not make it until 7. I'm hoping this is just a growth spurt and he needed extra milk all day and night? I'm constantly trying to figure out what is the best night time routine for him. I don't really remember what Hayes' night time routine was this early, which is why I am trying to document everything. Nathan says to stop experimenting. And now I agree!

Needless to say he is taking REALLY GOOD NAP #2 right now for the day. He is back on his normal 3 hour feeding schedule now, so I'm praying tonight will be better. And I'm going back to our normal night time routine tonight. No more switching his routine around. I know he'll sleep longer when he is ready!


lindseykennedy said...

Look at that sweet boy! I can't believe he is that old. I need to see him NOW!

Shannon said...

Hang in there Amy! I know that is hard on you and three times in one night is tough! I'll be praying for a very good and sleepy night for all of you tonight! I really can't believe that he is already 7 weeks old. Gosh he is such a cutie!

The Cains said...

Oh my goodness - he is precious! I love those cheeks!! I'm praying that everyone gets more sleep tonight!! Hang in there:)