Guess who slept 4 hours last night!


Oh yes. And not a moment too soon. I don’t know if it was a fluke, but he did sleep 3 hours and then after a feeding 4 hours. Unbelievable. I actually went to see if he was ok. Even if it was a fluke, I’ll take it.
I was reaching some kind of not so great point last night where I was starting to have some free floating anxiety and was finding myself crying easily as well. The anxiety was the most troubling. I was lying next to him trying to sleep and was unable to. Anticipating a flinch, a sound, a grunt as he wakes up. Like my body was saying, “Why bother?” and so I couldn’t sleep. It was like trying to sleep while waiting for someone to come pound on your door any minute.
I feel much much better today! Sleep is the miracle drug.
And on this beautiful morning Faris and I took a walk with the babe and our dog to a neighborhood coffee shop. We sat (!) and had breakfast while the wind played with Sufyan’s soft baby hair. He is lovely, life is good.

Happy St Patty’s Day!

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9 thoughts on “Guess who slept 4 hours last night!

  1. He looks like a different baby! Just more and more aware everyday…congrats on the sleep and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that it is not a fluke, just a routine.

  2. Yay for sleep. No sleep makes life pretty darn hard. Ridiculously hard. CRAZY hard.Here’s hoping for more of those 4 hour stretches…and this goes without saying…but HE’S SOOOO CUTE!

  3. Glad you finally got a little sleep and are feeling better.One thing I wanted to mention about craving sugar, is that it is usual to crave and need sweets while breast feeding. So you will want to include plenty of ‘good quality’ sweets in your diet. Fruits , delicious dried fruits, maple syrup, health treats with low sugar or fruit, grain, or maple sugars — even honey. Think of too of sweeter veggies that you may like — carrots, corn, peas, winter squash, yams, etc.I ate daily large amounts of raisins and nuts when nursing.It’s also normal to eat like a truck driver while breast feeding.Be patient with the weight. It will melt away over time.

  4. Glad you finally got a little sleep and are feeling better.One thing I wanted to mention about craving sugar, is that it is usual to crave and need sweets while breast feeding. So you will want to include plenty of ‘good quality’ sweets in your diet. Fruits , delicious dried fruits, maple syrup, health treats with low sugar or fruit, grain, or maple sugars — even honey. Think of too of sweeter veggies that you may like — carrots, corn, peas, winter squash, yams, etc.I ate daily large amounts of raisins and nuts when nursing.It’s also normal to eat like a truck driver while breast feeding.Be patient with the weight. It will melt away over time.

  5. yay! life starts to return to some version of normal! there will be more of those longer stretches, i promise.that one inch man is hilarious. ah, the dreary life of a phlebotomist.

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