March 14, 2015
Well, Anna and I both seem to have survived our first night solo. It went pretty well, all things considered. She is, after all, only three weeks old. One can only expect so much sleep…
But she slept in her
cot crib (she’s going to be bilingual… my parents and I keep using both British and American terms for things) until around 3. At that point she was fussy and would only stay asleep when I was rocking her. Good for her, not so good for me. That was when I decided that I would put her in the co-sleeper with the vibration turned on.
Now let me tell you, the vibration is particularly loud when the co-sleeper is on the bed. (This is the first time it’s actually been used as a co-sleeper and not a basinette.) And it vibrates the entire bed.
But it worked. She went back to sleep, and I went to sleep. And we both slept until about 5.
It’s now 7:30. I’m tired, and she’s starting to wake back up. But I was able to pump. (Which is good. Skipped the midnight pumping session. Soaked my nursing pads. Nightgown will be going in the wash.) And I’m dressed. And I’ve had at least a few sips of coffee. Hair is done. Teeth have been brushed.
I do think, however, I’ll ask for back-up tonight. Don’t think I’m quite ready to do two nights in a row yet.
P.S. We went to Costco yesterday. Just about did me in. Took three ibuprofen and a two-hour nap to recover. I might consider two nights in a row if I weren’t still trying to bounce back from walking a wee bit too much.