Harry is mostly sleeping 4 hours at a time (sometimes 3) over night now!!! I tell my friends that don’t have kids yet and they laugh at me. Thinking why the heck is she getting so excited about 4 hours of sleep at a time??? I don’t blame them I would’ve done the same thing if someone told me that a year ago. Back then I couldn’t imagine getting no less then 10 hours sleep of uninterrupted sleep a night. Ha!
Harry doesn’t feed in the mornings and go back to sleep now though, once the 6/7oclock feed is done it’s on like Donkey Kong. Laughing squealing party til the early hours of the morning type situation.
He’s awake for much longer in the day now, this has been a big adjustment for me, it’s harder to get things done, he needs more interaction time and he wants to communicate. It’s amazing though, watching his little personality shine through. He’s well and truly past the ‘new born’ sleepy stage.
I had a friends engagement on the weekend. Tom stayed at home with Harry without me for the first time. I was nervous and so was he. Not that we thought he couldn’t manage but sometimes the only way we can settle him is if he is on my chest. Tom said he took awhile to settle to sleep, Harry was a little irritable and quote ‘everything I tried, just didn’t work‘ quote – ‘I don’t know how you do this day in day out‘ sometimes I don’t even know how I do it, I just do.
Sunday was a little rough, I didn’t get silly drunk or anything but being out having a few drinks and just being tired on top of everything else just really took its toll. I woke up tired, more tired than usual.
Back before Harry, I would go out and be hung over the next day, I was hopeless. I didn’t plan anything for Sunday’s because it was a stay in bed and feel sorry for myself all day, day. Being a mum I obviously can’t do that, no matter how tired I am but it’s crazy, there’s like a switch inside me, something just clicks and knows I just have to get up and get on with it and I did. And I mean.. Harry is so dang cute so he makes it pretty easy.. sometimes.