Friday, August 19, 2011

I See Da Light!

I'm feeling pretty good this morning!  We're up a little on the early side but that was mainly due to hubby grabbing the trash for trash day.  If you read yesterday's post, That Blasted Chair I'm sure you could read my frustration at the lack of sleep I was getting.  Last night when she woke up I just took her back to her room and laid down with her on my chest.  I was so tired that I knocked out.  She must have fell asleep  because I vaguely remember rolling her down next to me.  I'm sure she woke up a little here and there through the night and in my half conscious state I'm sure I rub her or something like that.  I know two things are for sure though, she didn't get to nurse last night and there wasn't any ear piercing cries.  So I'm pleased to announced that I made it through six nights without nursing her in the middle of the night.  I might be sleep deprived but I'm still alive.

There are some positive gains through this ordeal.  She's eating more at meals, sleeping longer stretches of time and learning to fall asleep without nursing.  I'm feeling pretty confident next week we (oh wait I really mean me) can cut out nursing before bed.  That one will be the hardest unless hubby mans up and jumps into help.  That's right, I said it!  Hubby if you read this HELP me HELP us!  Momma needs more sleep at night.

I've been the sole caregiver for Izzy since she popped out.  That's including the time before I became a SAHM and I was working 12 hour night shifts to get off and watch Izzy.  But that my dear mommas is another story or vent which ever you think applies.  Have a good weekend and wish me luck on the journey to wean my dear daughter from "da Boob".


  1. Weaning can be so hard, but it sounds like you're doing a great job. Good luck!

  2. OMG Maryann....I didn't realize u were still breast feeding!!!

  3. Good luck on weaning her! I can only imagine how tiring all these must be.

    I hope your hubby steps up so you can get some rest!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting!

    @GrumpyGratefulMom I am SO ready to wean this little girl. Thank you for the words of encouragement!

    @Mel I'm SO proud that I've been able to this long! At this point it's mainly for comfort and to help her fall asleep.

    @Angel So far it hasn't happened yet. He said that he was going to take over putting her to sleep tonight and tomorrow, didn't happen. When she wakes up in the middle of the night I'm going to try to kick him out of bed.

  5. Good luck on the weaning! I'm a new mom and I know about sleep deprivation now. I didn't get a lot of sleep before, but after my daughter was born, it's 10 times worse. And my fiance sleeps through her cries whereas I can't and I get very little sleep. Then I get cranky. And he wonders why.

    I should kick him or throw something at him in those cases. Or pour water on him. Try something on your hubby and let me know what was effective.xDD

  6. @Nat Marie Negative hubby gets a "F" for the weekend. I hear you, I really don't get how they can sleep through it. When she was co-sleeping with us Izzy's cries were right next to his head and he still sleep through it. Personally, I think he was pretending until I got up.


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