Tuesday, October 25, 2005

You know that saying about being careful what you wish for?

For the last few nights Baby has been "sleeping through". Now, apparently this term means that the baby sleeps from midnight through to 5am without disturbance. Like most adults, I think of "sleeping through" as sleeping for eight hours. Baby seems to think of it as falling asleep at 9pm and not waking until 6am.

On Monday night, Baby did just that - fell asleep at 9pm and didn't wake up until I woke her up, at 6am. Meanwhile, I was waking up every few hours because my boobs were so engorged. By about 4am I was silently pleading Baby to wake up and make those "I'm hungry" noises. At 6am, I decided I couldn't hold out any longer and fed her.

Last night, I couldn't get her to bed sooner than 9.30pm. Then I woke up at 2am and decided I didn't want to suffer from imploding boobs again, so I woke her up, fed her and put her back to bed.

Truly, I never thought I'd been in a position where I'm waking her up. On purpose. There's a good chance that this will change next week, after Baby's next course of vaccinations (they make her really unsettled). Until then, I reckon my best bet is to persist with trying to get her in bed by 7pm so that I can relieve my boobs before midnight.

7 comments:

Kazzer said...

far too much information Violet

onscreen said...

I'm with kazzer - a little more than I needed to know ;-) And the other thing, you have to be careful 'cause you never know what sort of person you'll attract through a google search for 'engorged boobs'

glomgold said...

So many things about motherhood I've never even considered!

happyandblue2 said...

Geez, way to pick on a poor defenseless baby..

Violet said...

Hmm...perhaps I should have inserted a TMI warning?

onscreen: if I get some readers who were searching for pictures of extra-large boobies then so be it.

happyandblue2: Baby didn't mind being woken up for a feed. She didn't really wake up, really - just drank and slept at the same time.

EB said...

This is going to sound lame coming from a mother who has a non-sleep-thru child but what about expressing? You're doing a fantastic job; the way you sorted out the burping issue which seems to have helped with the sleeping through, well, I just wish there was some other way to cope with the engorgement. As long as you are happy ...

EB said...

Sorry Violet! You have OOS so expressing is definitely out of the question.