Sleep Like a Baby

18 Aug

Lila is a really good sleeper and that makes me one happy mama. She caught on fairly fast which has made life easier. Obviously those first several weeks were ROUGH. Sleeping in two hour increments is not ideal and leaves the body feeling like total crap. I wasn’t sure if I was coming or going. I remember the first night I slept four hours in a row and it felt like I had just slept for a solid 10 hours. It is amazing how your body adjusts to the new chaos.

Lila started sleeping pretty well right before I went back to work around 8 weeks. She was sleeping 7-8 hours at a time. I had been so worried about returning to work a sleep-deprived crazy person but she made it really easy on me. Babies do their own thing and once you think you have a schedule down they throw a curveball in there. There is really no rhyme or reason to her sleep pattern now but she still sleeps very well. Some nights she will sleep a solid  9-10 hours without getting up at all. However, for the most part here lately she is getting up for a feeding around 4 or 5 in the morning. That is still really good considering she goes to bed around 9:30 or 10. I know that seems late but that is schedule we have fallen into and it works for our family so that’s what we do. Whatever works. Josh is working nights now so when he isn’t there I am the one getting up. She is really good about taking her bottle and going right back down so we usually aren’t up for more than 3o minutes. The nice thing about Josh working nights is on his days off he is already up in the middle of the night when Lila gets up. On those nights they have a nice little daddy & daughter time and mama gets to sleep all night! It is wonderful.

When I was pregnant I was most worried about how sleep would change once Lila got here. While it is def. different than how it used to be it has not been as bad as I thought. I like to say she is such a good sleeper because I was training her while in the womb. I took a nap every chance I got and slept super-late on the weekends. Although, that isn’t really that different from my sleeping habits than before I was pregnant. I have always been a fan of some shut-eye!

I wish I was this cute when I slept. Look at that little lip. Ohhhhh I could just eat her!

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