Wednesday, April 22, 2009


seth doesn't really sleep through the night anymore. when he was really sick, he wasn't really sleeping. one night he was up about seven times. seven! even as a brand new baby he slept more than that! right now we're at a 10:30 waking, a 1:30 waking and a 5:30 waking. I guess it only counts as getting up once, since I go to sleep at 10:30 and wake up around 5:30, but still. . .what happened to the baby that went to bed at 8:00 and awoke at 6:00? i miss him.

here's what i've learned from this experience: children are constantly changing. so even if my baby is finally sleeping through the night, there's no guarantee he's going to keep doing it. and i guess that bit of knowledge can keep me humble about my parenting abilities. and when he's being bizarrely impossible and waking up seven times a night, i can trudge to his bedside with the comforting thought that soon he'll change and i will be sleeping again. and all of this can become some distant memory i throw out the window the next time the baby hunger sets in.

let's hope the baby hunger stays off a little while because frankly, i'm exhausted.

1 comment:

Freckles said...

I love your profile picture, it is so beautiful! You look great! I hear you on the no sleep, I hope Nicole starts sleeping soon, and then I'm sure we'll hit a road block and start all over again! Ahh.