The Sailor is gone again. I thought I'd be more upset, but I'm just tired of the roller coaster we've been on this tour, and hope the next four months are uneventful and go by fast. There are going to be rough days, rougher nights, and I probably won't be as efficient as I normally am. The house will be a little less organized, and we might be 5 minutes late instead of 10 minutes early for awhile, but we'll be fine. I think we tend to underestimate our ability until we're forced to rise to the occasion. There's no doubt in my mind that sleep is going to be priority #1 for the foreseeable future, and until we get on a good schedule I might be a
little bit of a really big b*tch from time to time. Lately Anna is waking up at night and Margo is obviously awake most of the night. Not only is Margo on a typical newborn schedule, but she'll only sleep when she's in our arms. She's the first child of ours that would probably move right back into my uterus if given the chance.
I caved and bought a Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper . We now have five different options set up in our bedroom for Miss Margo to sleep in. Five. I've posted in the past about my parenting style, and mentioned that I never co-sleep. I guess I'm eating my words now, although I can't bring myself to just sleep in bed with her on my chest, or in my arms. After three weeks of sleepless nights, I can get on board with her being in bed with me, but she has to be in a safe "pod". The Sailor didn't nickname me "OSHA" for nothin'. We chose this co-sleeper because it's a) a great price b) it's longer than some other options c) could be used as a travel sleeper when we move in a few months.
The verdict: I love the product, but whether or not she'll prefer it is yet to be determined. Yesterday she napped in it for 2 hours, but last night she slept better in the swing. Downside - she's flat on her back, unlike in the swing. I feel better about her being raised in case she spits up. Upside - It's more like her crib, which could make transitioning easier eventually. Baby #4 and I still feel like a new mom in so many ways; proof that we block out those early, difficult days.
New Baby Stats at 3 weeks
7.8 lbs (25%)
19 inches (50%)
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