Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Besides having a mini-me of my own, possibly the coolest part about Eli is how conked-out he is. This kid sleeps like you wouldn't believe! In fact, I DON'T believe it, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop where we have sleepless nights and no-nap crying-jag days, but so far? SLEEP. About 21 hours a day! Of course, now that I'm writing this (and now that he's 2 weeks old, as of yesterday) the sleeping will cease, but what is childhood if not constant change? So anyway, he's really been putting Patrick to shame - 2 nights ago Eli went to bed at 8:00 and woke up twice to eat before getting up for the day at 6:00; Patrick went to bed at the same time, with a struggle, and woke up three times during the night, then got up for the day at 5:00. WHAT? It's ridiculous. But for now I'm counting my blessings that I get as much sleep as I do with two crazy kiddos, it's been a wonderful two weeks, and now Eli doesn't really look like a NEW newborn since his yucky belly-button fell off today! Hooray! Bring on bathtime!


Elsha said...

I'm glad ONE of us is getting some sleep. Today started at 4:26 am and had a total of 1 1/2 hours of nap. Broken up. THAT'S ALL.

Eric said...

Yeah for sleep and baths!

hibiscusgirl said...

my friend told me once - "just wait until the irrational fears kick in" when I told her Max was almost done with teething! there is always something to keep them awake at night. just enjoy it while you can! Isn't lack of sleep part of parenthood? Max is getting his 2 year molars - good times! I don't know how you do 6:00 everyday. If Max wakes up before 7 I am dying! I guess they're all different. Max is a night owl & sleeps later. what can you do?! love them, right!(<:
the 2nd one also has to go with the flow & adjust to the older ones.