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Hurting for some shut eye

August 11, 2005
If you think to, please pray for the three of us.  Elizabeth is not sleeping at night.  Not sure what it is.  We have a regular doctor appointment tomorrow, so we’ll talk about with the doc and see what she thinks.  I just got to work, and I’m working on about an hour or two of sleep.  Steph said earlier that she doesn’t think she’s slept more than 2 hours straight at a time in the last 2-3 days.
 
Elizabeth is tired too (she’s got bags under her eyes), but for some reason, she just won’t sleep for more than an hour or so at a stretch.
 
We’re pooped.

UPDATE:  UPDATE:  Stayed home from work today.  Steph let me sleep from 7pm last
night to 2am this morning.  7 hours of sleep!  Steph’s been sleeping on
and off since 2am (it’s 10am now), feeding Elizabeth when necessary.
Doctor’s appointment is at 4:15pm.  We’re all feeling much more
rested.  Even Elizabeth go some shut eye: from 2am – 6am I held her and
she was out.  Thank you for praying.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Slothboy permalink
    August 11, 2005 11:05 am

    Good timing on the doctor visit, it is nice to be able to just ask those questions when you’re already there.

    I’m trying to remember Madi’s sleeping habits. It seems like she didn’t sleep all the way through the night until four months or so; during the first month she was up every couple hours and I think by month two she still got up at least twice a night. Her problem was that she couldn’t soothe herself so she would wake up and cry instead of just going back to sleep. I think the doctor eventually made us just leave her when she started crying for a while to see if she would calm down. He also made us turn off our baby monitor because we were leaping up every time she made a peep.

    It was hard to determine with madi if she was crying like “owee” or like “pick me up”. When we finally learned it was the latter it became a matter of training, both for her and us. We’ve been spoiled with Kacyn though. She only got up once per night by the second week and by two months she was sleeping for a solid 10 hours minimum.

    Anyway, you’re on the right track. Start by checking with the doc and go from there.

    Prayers are, as always, with you and the fam.

  2. August 11, 2005 10:20 pm

    Slothboy is a smart cookie! I was going to say pretty much the same things.

    It is harder when your child has had near death experiences, I know. We struggled with that with daniel.

    Another thought is this from me, the mommy, not me the nurse….co-bedding.

    We tried it with Holly out of desperation and it worked….we all slept very well…..of course Miss Jodie Grace Wynonna pretty much never left the bed….don’t tell Bill but she sneaks in after he leaves for work….but that is one out of five kids so I still believe in the family bed during infancy.

    Good luck at the doc’s.

    hugs!

  3. August 12, 2005 2:20 am

    Wow, thank you both. It’s good to hear we’re not nuts. đŸ™‚

    She had a good Thursday more or less. I’m taking Friday off to help catch up on sleep (and get ready for my midterm on Sat). My wife was an absolute saint and let me sleep from 7:00 Thurs night until 2 Fri morning. 7 hours!!! Holy cow!!!

    Steph is now sleeping and Lord willing will be until 6:00. The whole feeding thing requires her to be up…

    Thanks again. We did the co bedding Wed night and Steph did it most of Thursday, so I’m glad to hear that other human beings are okay with it even though the medical community seemed to frown on it (impression from all those days at the hospital). You guys are great!

  4. mel permalink
    August 12, 2005 7:39 pm

    still not sleeping around here… honestly, co-sleeping has been the absolute only thing that has allowed us sanity…. it has worked like a charm, and we know from experience that co-sleeping doesn’t have to mean problems later. Ezra now sleeps beautifully in his own bed in his room (which he supposedly shares with his sister).

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