Sleep? What is That?

That’s kind of been my thinking lately… I am not getting much sleep. And even when I do get a good amount, I’m still exhausted! John has gone back to work, so it’s up to me to feed Easton in the middle of the night, because John has to get up at 5AM, why should he have to get up in the middle of the night? :evil: Not too happy about that. We had a nice system down while he was on his “vacation” time where we would do shifts every 3 hours instead of one person getting up every 3 hours. Well, I guess now that he’s going back to work it’s all up to me. WTF? If I would have known that I wouldn’t have done the whole shift thing! I got used to that and liked it and now I’m stuck getting up every time to feed him. *sigh* I am technically breastfeeding, but not directly as I am just pumping and then we are bottle feeding it to him. We haven’t had any luck getting Easton to latch so I can actually breastfeed him. I’m fine with the pumping and bottle feeding him because he’s still getting the breastmilk, but I am getting tired of pumping all the time :(

My aunt came up to visit! She’s been taking on the responsibility of feeding Easton in the middle of the night so John and I can get some sleep. Ha. John gets sleep anyway now and I still have to get up every 3 hours to pump otherwise my milk will probably dry up. So, I’m still getting up in the middle of the night. I guess the nice thing is that I am only up long enough to pump and I don’t have to take the time to feed Easton and get him back to sleep. Which is nice. But, again, getting used to it and when she leaves on Wednesday I’m going to be so tired and cranky from being tired and stuff. Ugh.

More pictures will be up soon! :D We took 2-week pictures with our friend who did our Christmas photos and she did some pregnancy ones too that I still need to post. Will do soon!

8 Comments

  1. Sinda

    30th Mar 2011 at 1427

    Why do men think they’re so special anyway?!!?

    Sam did the same thing. Except that he didn’t get any vacation time for when Elijah was born, so he had to go right back to work, and I was doing all the getting up right from the beginning.
    I still do it. I am still the one who gets up with Elijah every morning, except Saturdays.

    They think they’re so special, and that just because they have a job that means that they don’t have to take care of the baby. I don’t think they understand that taking care of the baby is a full time job!

  2. lindsie

    3rd Apr 2011 at 0920

    There’s no such thing of “sleep” with a new baby! It’s so hard! Even though my husband helped me in the middle of the night and after he got off of work .. it was still hard. Even when the the kids would sleep your mind if full of thoughts … is the baby ok? breathing? And i’d get up anyway to see and so regardless it was hard to get sleep. But thankfully with both of our kids when they got to like 7 months they’d sleep for like 8 hours without getting up. So it got easy real quick! I sure hope it does for you and the hubby too. It’s alot of work but in the end it’s worth it. You’ll get use to the routine and before you know it, it’ll all flow together.

  3. Becca

    5th Apr 2011 at 0655

    Your posts about Easton excite me!

    I can’t wait to experience the no sleep thing, but when I get there eventually I’ll be saying the same as you probably, haha.

    Can’t wait to see pictures!!

    1. Courtney

      5th Apr 2011 at 2241

      Yeah the no sleep thing sucks! I posted more pics, they are under webmiss>pictures>Easton. Or you can click on “Easton” from the recently updated stuff in the footer :) I’d post the link but I’m on my iPhone and I’m lazy :P

  4. Vicky

    7th Apr 2011 at 1246

    I forgot to say, congratulations! Easton is such a cute baby; you must be so proud. :) I followed the majority of your pregnancy and what not, I was just too lazy to comment. XD

    I’m sorry you’re not getting much sleep. :( Whatever way you do it (whether John helps you or not) you’re still going to be tired, I guess. That’s what having a new baby does to ya! At least John is taking the responsibility of bringing in some money!

    It’s nice that your aunt is helping you out though! I hope you manage to get some sleep. :P

  5. Georgina

    9th Apr 2011 at 0441

    I’m sorry you’re not getting much sleep. It comes with being a mother I guess. :( I’m glad John has helped you up until this point, though. I hope you don’t have to deal with too much change, since you were used to the little routine you had. I guess you’ll have to go through a lot of changes but you can get through this. :D

    Interrupted sleep is pretty annoying, but over time hopefully it’ll happen less. Your aunt is awesome for helping out. :D

  6. Terin

    9th Apr 2011 at 1948

    I used to hate the nights where I had to get up every three hours. Eventually I got tired and put my son on formula. Lol!

    I hope things go better for you and I hope you can get the rest you need.

    1. Courtney

      9th Apr 2011 at 2003

      We switched him to formula and we’re still getting up every 3-4 hours! :P

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