Monday, December 15, 2008

The Nights Must be Crazy

Sonya sleeps through the night. She has been since the first week. That means that I am very refreshed every morning. It also means I wake up with boobs the size of 10 lb. bowling balls about to explode. So since she sleeps so much at night, she does not like to get naps in during the day unless we go some place. Something about her car seat and she is just so comfortable. We will run errands and she will snooze and snooze. If I am at home all day she will only cat nap.

The evenings are always crazy. She seems to be much more hungry and only wants to eat. Hubbs and I take turns soothing her by bouncing or by me busting out the boob. I heard evening crankiness is common because your milk supply goes down through the day.

I have an ongoing list of things that I need to do in my head. Fold laundry, finish addressing Christmas cards, print up photos, wrap presents, pack up maternity clothes, make cookies, etc. Hubbs and I have decided it might be time to hire a housekeeper. We will start out at once a month and see how that is. That will not be the only time it is cleaned, we will clean in between, but it will be a nice break. Having a housekeeper seems so luxurious to me. I have never had one before.

I have decided to be much better at reading my blogs and posting better. Coming up with topics has been a challenge, not to mention eating a full meal. Off to bed.


MarvelousMOM said...

Well at least you are getting some sleep in! That is nice. The rock hard aching boobs probably not so much. The housekeeper will be nice. I can't wait to hear how it works out for you guys. Way excited you will be posting more. I can't wait to see more pictures of the sweet, beautiful angel! :)

Jiff said...

Try pumping more. Get up once in the middle of the night and pump to get some relief...and to keep your milk supply up. And then in the evenings when your supply is lower, give her a bottle of breast milk. That way your hubby can feed her and you can have your hands free. Also, Sonya won't get as cranky because she doesn't notice milk supply is lower because she gets as much as she wants. :) But that's just my suggestion. Do what works for you and her. :) Good luck!

Christy said...

Breastfed babies always fussing to nurse more in the evening. And you're right, it is because your milk supply dips in the evening. Your girl sounds completely normal. This phase will pass before you know it. Just get a comfy spot on the couch, watch a little TV, and nurse you baby.