Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Zombie Mom

Brooke slept like a little angel the first 3 months of her life. During Christmas break she slept from 10pm-8am for a week straight, and I thought we were finally at the "sleeping through the night" point. Well, boy was I wrong! First we had a growth spurt that had us up every 2-3 hours for a week straight. We went back to a 6 hour stretch followed by two 3 hour stretches but now we are back at up every 2-3 hours! Usually if I cannot console her I bring her to bed and nurse her, well I fall asleep and awake 1 hour later to put her back, so I feel as though I am up double. So for now, I will be a Zombie Mom. /vent

I talk about Brooke a lot on here, because we love her so much, but I guess I should write a family update! Dustin and I are currently in the market for our first home! We have seen about 20 homes already and are still out there shopping, so hopefully "THE" home will pop up soon! I am also thinking about getting a part time job but the thought of leaving Brooke is maddening, so we will see what happens there!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

You poor thing. So sorry to hear about Brooke's sleeping troubles. I'm sure you get all kinds of advice so ignore mine if you want to. This would be hard for any mom to do but since you know she can make it through the night (since she has done it before) my advice is to let her cry it out. I am willing to bet 3 days of "bedtime baby bootcamp" and she will be sleeping through the night again. Aiden slept through the night for the first time at 9 weeks and after that since I knew he could do it I never fed him again. We put him to bed at 8pm and around 10:30 or 11pm we snuck in and quietly gave him a bottle up until we started solid foods. That bottle gave him what he needed to sleep til morning. If he cried in the night I checked his diaper, made sure he wasn't sick, popped the paci back in his mouth and went back to bed. He normally didn't cry for long because he wasn't in the habit of eating and so he would put himself back to sleep. For Brooke it is probably just a habit now. She knows you will come get her and she loves that!! Ok thats my advice...I know how we mommy's need our sleep so I just thought I would share. It may be a long 3 nights but I would say it will be worth it.