Sleeping with Ben

Working on the baby blog while watching the baby.

I’ve been working on catching up on sleep, learning how to be a mom, and still trying to fit in some “me” time. Part of that “me” time has been updating this blog, both so our loved ones can have some idea how we’re doing and so I have an outlet, i.e. I shall be whining (this is your official warning).

Some days are better than others. With a sleep deficiency and the hormones re-adjusting themselves, sometimes I’m all upbeat – let’s do this, let’s do that – and then I crash and I’m weepy. {Poor Blake!} Of course, I know it’s all worth it because Ben’s beautiful and that it won’t be like this forever. It’s just hard adjusting.

Ben's favorite place to sleep - and the only way we can sleep where I get 2-3 hours at a time! (Pardon my quintuple chin - just woke up!)

I’ve been sleeping on the couch with Ben as to not disturb Blake (one of us needs to be functioning!). And there’s not much Blake can do now anyway since I’m the milk machine. Ben hates his crib – won’t sleep more than a few minutes in it. We have a travel bed set up in the living room that Ben likes much more. But the past few nights, Ben’s been sleeping on my chest and he’s successfully sleeping at night! Of course, we get up a few times for diaper changes and feedings, but he’s asleep more than awake, allowing me to actually get some sleep.

I know eventually he’ll need to sleep in his bed, and that I’m probably doing more harm than good spoiling him, but I need to sleep! 🙂

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