Sunday, July 12, 2009

What a night!!!

Daddy here:

Well, we made it through the first night and everyone is still alive, or in mommy and daddy's case, at least in varing degrees of alive. I don't think either one of us slept more then 2 hours the whole night. Between the feedings spaced 3 hours apart, or the meds that she has to have scattered throughout the day, or the diapers that were absolutely the worst that I've seen so far(I personally think she held onto the worst of it so she could break us in on the first night, I can't confirm that but it's my opinion) we could sleep. And if by some chance we did find the bed, she was so loud with her breathing and noises that we were constantly thinking she was in trouble and came running.

Just out of curiousity, how long can a person go without sleep? If you don't know, I'm sure that I'll have the oppertunity to find out.

But all that aside, we're still so glad that she's home. The daily trips to the hospital were brutual. After all the time that was taken out of the day, with commuting and various other things you maybe saw her half of the time you invested. This way is much better, just a little more tiring then I expected. We also have to give her a bath sometime soon but we'll see if that happens today.

Anyway, I thought I would quickly give some updates of how it's going and now I have to go and change a diaper or something. Take care and I'll make sure to keep you all in the loop.


Aunt Millie said...

This all sounds pretty normal. Hang in there; it will get better.

Movie Star Wife said...

Yep--sounds like what I went through, too. Somehow, Mommy's are able to survive this night stuff amazingly. You will be surprised how well you can function on little sleep. Remember to take the advice they give: nap when the baby naps! I usually ran around cleaning the house when the girls fell asleep--I was so stupid. Rest as much as you can.

M said...

The biggest hard thing I remember from the brand-new-bundle-at-home days is the sleeplessness. Keeping in mind that there is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture, remember these three things:

1) Grab a nap whenever you can. Forget whatever else "needs" to be done... outside of work, eating, and taking care of Caydence, it can wait. Naps stolen whenever the baby is being watched by someone else (the other parent, a relative, or other kind soul) are IMPORTANT!

2) Be kind to one another, Mom & Dad... sleep deprivation can be hard on relationships. As some have said, it may be nature's way of trying to be sure there's not another one too quickly. Because remember...

3) It WILL end! Caydence will thrive, she'll sleep better, she'll be fine-tuned in surgery, then she'll thrive and sleep some more.

Good luck guys. Sorry about the long comment, but I soooo remember those early sleepless days!