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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last night was awesome

Janie's mom took the first shift, after J fed Violette around ten. Vi
slept till two, and J and I took over at that point. That means Janie
and I got four hours uninterrupted sleep. In our own bed. At the same
time. So nice. After a few rounds of feeding, burping, and changing
(by which point it was 4 AM), we tried our new secret weapon. Up to
now, we haven't had much luck with Vi sleeping without being held.
Enter the hand-me-down swing Brose and Bex had sent north. Earlier,
with my mom's help, I had gotten the cloth bits washed, and we
scrubbed the rest down, and for some reason I still had a set of
ancient D-cells in the junk drawer. We laid her down, already asleep,
and she got four more hours. Her mom and I got less, as we slept
fitfully and kept checking on her. Still, this is the most human I've
felt in days. Even had the energy to whip up some sausage gravy to go
with the biscuits Janie's mom made. I know it won't always be easy,
but it's wonderful beyond belief when it is.

3 comments:

silence was golden said...

I remember wanting to hold them all the time. Just remember, letting them cry when it is bed time is fine. Promise.

She is beautiful by the way.
Congrats from the Peters

Aaron said...

Yeah, that's nice and all, but if you really love your baby, you'll get her this. YOU LOVE YOUR BABY, DON'T YOU???

Nina said...

Vince slept in a car seat for the first 4 months of his life. He liked the secure feeling. Gage did about 2 months in the swing until he got so fat the swing wouldn't swing anymore. You guys are doing great, keep up the good work!!

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