Monday, April 6, 2015

Sleep, Precious Sleep

All of my children are sleeping right now. I feel amazing. Well, amazing except that I have a lingering sore throat and probably could do with more sleep at night. I was talking with a couple of different pregnant friends about pregnancy-induced insomnia versus the lack of sleep that you get with a newborn. I've decided that if I had to choose one, I'd pick the latter, because at least going to bed earlier pretty much guarantees that you'll get more sleep, whereas not being able to fall asleep is so frustrating.

In an earlier post, I said that people were more often asking about the two-to-three transition than about Peter's night sleeping. Well, scratch that. All of the sudden, it's all about his sleep. So how is it? Not terrible, but not great. He wakes up around 1:30 am and then again around 4 am. I'm trying to just accept it, but since I have the book on my shelf, I'm going to take a refresher course in sleep training. Specifically, I want to know when it's okay to let our sweet baby Peter cry it out a bit.

So while they sleep, I'll sooth my throat with hot water with lemon and honey and read my book, wearing my Badger shirt, of course!

Not long into my study, I read that babies less than 12 weeks old don't know how to self-soothe, so there's my answer!
This post is a bit disjointed. but while I'm here, I share a couple of photos from Easter, which was lovely. We enjoyed a breakfast potluck at church before the service, then came home to prepare a scrumptious feast that we enjoyed with our pastor and his family, Megan and Ty and their family, and Melissa and her son. Nate did double duty cooking all the food and entertaining kids with cookies to decorate and eggs to hunt. I guess I can tie it all in and wrap this post up by saying that the weekend was wonderful yet exhausting, so no wonder everyone is sleeping so well!

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