Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sleepless Nights 101

Well, we've survived the first two sleepless nights. And really, they weren't too bad. The first night was a bit of a challenge - Eliana didn't want to sleep in her cradle. But last night was soooo much better. We started her on the babywise eat-wake-sleep schedule yesterday and she took to it right away, even waking up for feedings right on schedule. Mommy even woke up relatively rested today, though Daddy was nice enough to take Ellie so I could get another couple hours of sleep. Now everyone is at church and Ellie is sleeping, so the house is pretty quiet. I've got a couple loads of laundry in the washer and dryer and am showered, dressed, and even have jewelry and makeup on. Not too bad for my first time home by myself with the baby. =)

Last night Leif and I got to go on a date, too, which was fun. My parents kept the baby and Leif and I went to Dairy Queen for blizzards. My mom says that new moms need to get out of the house on the 3rd day. I have to say, it was pretty nice and great advice from my mom. She's a pretty smart lady.

Well, I don't know what the plan for today is, but there are some things we need to get from town, so it may be Eliana's first outing day. It's been in the upper 90's here, which is not only unusual, but pretty uncomfortable, too. Even at night it hasn't been cooling down much, which makes it difficult to cool the house down when you don't have A/C. Even the basement isn't considerably cooler these days.

Well, the family is home from church - I'm off!

6 comments:

Jaime said...

The third day was definitely the hardest for me both times, too! Good advice from your mom to get out! It was when my milk came in, when my lack of sleep hit me, when my emotions reached overwhelmed, etc. Whew!

Blizzards. Good idea. When life gets tough, get chocolate.

Angie said...

It sounds like you are already on the road to being Supermom! I'm glad everything is going so smoothly your 1st week home.

Michelle said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going smooth so far. I hope it contiues that way

Anonymous said...

seriously (so i know i totally overuse that word these days)? that's AWESOME! i know PLENTY of moms who would LOVE to have been up and moving around (including make-up, hair and jewelry - and clothing!) on the 3rd day. you rock (so do your darling BABY, husband and parents)! hope it continues to go well!

Anonymous said...

doh! that was me... tam... you probably know that by now!

nicole y. said...

Congratulations, Wicklands. We are very excited for you three! Eliana is beautiful and you guys look good, too. The pictures are great...post those whenever you are not sleeping, eating, or the other thing.