These are the deep thoughts I have in the middle of the night when I'm up with the baby. We seem to be having a failure to communicate with the baby that nighttime is for long stretches of sleeping. I'd say "It's just a phase! Growth spurt! Regression!" but it's been over 6 weeks and I think I can now admit that it's the new normal. She is waking up every 3 hours at night to eat and I'm starting to think she is eating out of habit instead of pure hunger. She's just so punctual in her wake up times! It's like if you ate a bowl of cereal at 12:05am for three days in a row...then you'd wake up at 12:05am on the 4th day and be hungry, right?
My latest plan is trying to procrastinate on that feeding so she'll get used to waiting longer to eat and hopefully do crazy shit in the future like sleep for a 4-5 hour stretch at night. I just want one longer stretch of sleep, so since the bar for success is set so low, it has to be possible...right? I'm not expecting her to go all night without eating, at least not until she's older.
|You can't tell me what to do!|
So I haven't sleep for more than 3 hours at a time since January and it's not having a pleasant impact on my personality. I'm about one week from lecturing people about spelling mistakes on their Facebook posts.
Not that I'm normally Miss Sunshine, but I don't really enjoy feeling so close to going postal at all times. On Sunday when I went to the grocery store, I got so irrationally mad that they had rearranged everything because obviously they didn't respect my need to get in and out quickly without having to search all over for the fucking lunch meat section.
Normally when I get all spun up about injustices like grocery store reorganization, my husband is the one to deal with my insanity and to his credit, he hasn't said this yet:
My irrational drama of the day is freaking out about what is living in my yard. This big hole is right near the deck stairs and I'm torn between worrying that it's a snake hole and worrying that I'm going to have a kill a cute mole.
|Vegan hippie shoe for scale|
If you think I'm crazy to think it could be a snake, you may be right because it's still too cold but remember I used to have one living in the garage? Yeah, snakes are a real concern here.
What do you think is living in that hole?
Any tips on getting a baby to drop one night feeding (not all of them, just one) are appreciated too. :)