We don’t want to jinx it, but so far, I think we’re doing ok with this parenting thing. We’re doing lots of laundry and dishes. The house looks to be in a state of organized chaos. The laundry baskets are in the living room but full of folded clothes most of the time. The floor could use a vacuuming. But overall, we feel…. Ok.
We go to sleep around . She wakes up for a feeding around . It takes 45 minutes to an hour to get her back to sleep and if we’re lucky she doesn’t wake up until or 6. Sometimes she’ll wake up 2 times in a night. But after all the anecdotal stories about babies waking up every 2 hours and taking 2 hours to go back to sleep, we feel blessed.
One night this week she actually slept for 10 straight hours. Too bad we couldn’t enjoy it because we were up every 2 or 4 hours worried that something was wrong. A couple of inquiries later that day revealed that every parent experiences this. So here we are with a 4 week old who slept 10 hours through the night.
Maybe I’m just bragging here. Chalk it up to my being an ass.