Friday, October 7, 2011

exhaustion, part 2

My disclaimer is the babies are not bad sleepers for their adjusted age.  And I do not spend 3 hrs a day pumping like my poor wife.

But I am tired.

We half abandoned the shift schedule. Sort of. We try to get Chris to bed by 9 and I take the babies, then she's the primary overnight since I have to go to work. When they're both up, we both feed them (then - or before- she pumps, oye). Its not a bad deal most nights since we can do the whole thing in 30ish minutes....most nights anyway. Sometimes one (::coughusuallyaverycough::) is up and screaming or insisting on being held for a few hours. Then it doesn't work so well. But it is improving.

I am crossing my fingers though that they're sleeping through the night (at least 11-5) by the time Chris goes back to work in 4 weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, yet again, I totally understand how you're feeling. I swear, things get better SO fast! Looking back now, I remember it so clearly, yet it's a blur at the same time (probably because I was sleep deprived). Between trying to breastfeed and pumping non-stop, I felt like a cow. It's amazing how quickly the pumping sessions decrease as well. Hang in there, they'll be sleeping through the night before you know it! 4 weeks in baby world is a looooong time! :)