Burning the mid-evening oil

You’re not going to believe this, but it’s after 10pm, Hannah is in bed, and I am not. I’m going to regret it in the morning I’m sure, but sometimes you just have to rebel. I told our realtor the other night Sam and I were headed to bed at 9:30 and he just laughed – his youngest is 2 so these days are behind him – sleep is just so precious right now for all of us. Hannah has actually been sleeping relatively well lately. She’s going down, occasionally with a bit of a fight, between 9-10pm and staying asleep for several hours, feeding, then giving us a few more hours. Most nights. So I can’t really complain. Probably not tonight though because I likely just jinxed it (UPDATE: I totally jinxed it. Spent the night hunting a mouse, killing spiders, cleaning up dog puke, letting the sick dog in and out, and swaddling and re-swaddling little Houdini).

This is another one of those things we just didn’t anticipate. Yes, everyone talks about sleep deprivation and how you have to take advantage of opportunities, and we’ve felt that, but naively, we didn’t expect it to include the weekends. Not sure why, it’s not like she knows it’s the weekend and is going to sleep in for us. But still, when Hannah goes to bed Sam and I look at each other and we don’t even have to say a word – we both know we want to stay up and watch a movie or just hang out together on the couch, but we have to get to bed. We’re exhausted. And we know tomorrow is going to get here really quickly. So basically what people that are expecting should know is that for the first few months you will advance in age by about 50 years. Pretty soon we’re going to be eating dinner at 4pm, watching the local news, complaining about those darn kids on our lawn and the whole damn family will be in diapers. Awesome.

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August 19, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Observations and musings.

One Comment

  1. Rachel R. replied:

    It gets better 🙂 Marshall’s 6.5 months now. For the last few weeks he’s been sleeping well – goes to bed around 8 and wakes up around 5:30. AND, after I nurse him he usually goes back to sleep for an hour or two. Heavenly 🙂
    Hang in there. We think of you three everyday!

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