Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sleep Deprivation!

As a mom it is a given that you will have many sleep deprived nights. However, I never imagined to have over 7 months of sleep deprived nights! Grace was a great sleeper and started sleeping through the night by 2 months old. I was also able to nap when she napped as I didn't have another child to care for nor did I work from home till she was around 4 months old.

With Reese, it is a bit different! When we first brought her home from hospital all she did was sleep. The dr's wanted us to wake her every 3-4 hours to feed her as her weight gain was slow in the first month. I believe this is what messed us up. As you can see she has no problem with weight gain now and is a very good eater. We even started solids (carrots are her favorite so far) and cereal. We thought for sure this would help her sleep through the night with a full belly. So far, hasn't happened. She will go maybe 5-6 hours during the first stretch but those nights are few and far between. She averages 3-3 1/2 hours before waking up ready to eat!!

I'm going to celebrate when she starts sleeping through the night with sleep! hahaha! A lot of it has to do with her severe reflux. She likes to roll over and sleep on her stomach and when she does that she usually spits up ALOT and that wakes her up. So until we can get her sitting up on her own (PT is working now with her and she is getting closer) the reflux will continue.

Sleep deprevation isn't the worse thing that could happen to me but it's pretty close. I have been working out a lot more lately to give me energy. It's crazy how our bodies adjust and compensate. But if you ever hear me rambling and not making much sense, please don't think I've lost's just a little sleep deprivation!!