Friday, April 9, 2010

4 Weeks

Incredibly we've survived being parents for 4 whole weeks! Whew, that's crazy! Looking back it seems to have gone so fast, but being in the midst of it, it feels like we've been doing this forever and it's never going to end. Lack of sleep does loopy things to my brain and I forget what a good solid 8 hours feels like.

Ruby's been an awesome napper during the day. She's also started going down for her naps awake and falling asleep by herself, which I'm so grateful for. The first couple weeks falling asleep was so hard for her, but now she's doing great....during the day. Nighttime is a whole other story. She'll usually wake up twice and fall right back asleep after she eats, but she's hit or miss for going to bed in the evening. Last night she was up until midnight. Our little 4 or 5 day stint a week or so back of her only waking up once seems to have vanished just like my 8 hour nights. Oh well...I told Bobby the other day, I can't wait for a couple months from now when she really is doing better sleeping and I can get at least 5 or 6 hours in at a time. Wow, how my life has changed! Before Ruby if I had a bad night's sleep it meant I only got 7 hours, now I'd be grateful if I got 5!

She's such a blessing in our lives and it's amazing to see her growing and getting bigger. She's got her one month exam next week. I can't wait to see how much she weighs and how much she's grown. Our gorgeous little girl has us wrapped around every little wriggly little finger of hers. Well, I'm glad she can function on a couple hours of sleep at a time, but I will be so grateful when she decides that a stretch of 5 would be lovely.

1 comment:

McArthur Family said...

Maggie, I know its so hard...esp. the 1st 6 weeks. If you ever need to talk (or vent)please feel free to call. I will tell you this, it will get better.

I love how much you delight in Miss Ruby!