Monday, May 14, 2012
Survival mode is getting old
My friend Kim and I discussed one time that with infants it's usually around the time that you are pushed to the limit and can't take any more that God blesses you with a new stage. Well, God, if you are listening, I am at that point and ready for a new stage! I'm worn out. Aaron has been hard to get to sleep lately. Overnight, he is waking up every 2 hours! During the afternoon and early evening, he wants on the breast all the time. Aaron wants to be held all the time. If you put Aaron in his bed when seemingly tight asleep, he inevitably wakes up 5-10 minutes later. He's not crazy about a sling for far, sooooo, we now introduce swing sleep with a swaddle sack and a paci. Noah spent months sleeping in the swing during the day and he sleeps great, so I'm not worried about bad habits. I'm more concerned with survival. Swing worked this morning. Crossing fingers this will offer us some relief. Michael has had to totally take over for me lately and I feel bad. I know my main job is Aaron's Milk Maker right now and I'm excelling there. Actually, I am due a raise! in every other facet of parenting and running this household, I feel like I'm not contributing. I know someday I will miss holding sweet newborns all the time, but right now, my arms and breasts are worn out!