The baby woke up at 3:40 and it took her a while to eat, burp, poop, and fall back asleep. I didn't get her settled back down until after 5am. I felt pretty awake (but tired? How does that work?) and I tried to go back to sleep, but it wasn't working. Since both kids were sleeping, I got up and ran 5 miles on the treadmill. Picking running over sleep feels like the stupidest thing ever when you have a baby, but it was nice to be done my workout before 7am.
|OMG Mommy, this is the most boring post EVER!|
Yesterday was a good day for running too because Faith had school and Cordelia took an awesome nap. I got to run 8 miles with no baby breaks and take a shower before she woke up. I felt like I had won the lottery. It's been cold and rainy every day this week, so I have to get my running done during kid sleeping time, or else I'm out of luck. Tomorrow is supposed to be the last nasty day, so I'm looking forward to seeing the sun again. I'd never make it the Pacific Northwest.
I took Cordelia to see a lactation consultant today because she goes through phases of being really fussy while eating (like last night) and even refusing to eat, so I wanted to get the LC's opinion. Turns out she just has an upset stomach. Faith had colic, so in my mind unless the baby is SCREAMING for hours, then they are fine. I got some "gripe water" for her which is just sugar water with anise and ginger (as far as I can tell from the box) and that seems to help her relax, eat and poop (the holy trinity for babies).
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I also wanted to talk to the LC about Cordelia still refusing to take a bottle. She suggested that my husband have an item of clothing that smells like me when he tries to feed her. I called him at work and told him he has to wear my clothing when I'm not home and it was great because he was preoccupied and I swear he believed me for a second.
It's the little things in life that give me great joy.
If you didn't feel like reading all these words, here's the Cliffnotes of this post, in picture form.
What do you do if you're up early and can't get back to sleep?