Baby Break Almost Over

posted on 2005-04-14 at 15:17:23 by Joel Ross

My last post was about the Amnio, and whether or not the C-Section would take place on April 1st or April 4th. Well, it happened April 1st, and Allison Grace was born at 4:19 PM. She was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 18 inches long.

We stayed in the hospital until Monday. Since then, I have been living a crazy life. We've only left the house a handful of times, and that almost seems like too much.

I forget what it's like to live a 24 hour life. I've done it before, but it definitely takes some adjustments. I was already used to 5 1/2 to 6 hours of sleep a night, so the sleep deprivation thing isn't as bad as I expected it to be, but since Allie was born, I haven't slept more than 3 hours in a row. That takes some getting used to. I've been heading to bed right after Allie's last feeding, which typically is around 10. The 1:00 AM wake up call is the toughest for me - I'm completely out of it. I came downstairs the other night to get a bottle, and went back upstairs without it, because I forgot what I was supposed to be doing!

The other feedings aren't as bad. Allie has her awake time typically from either 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM or 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM, which doesn't help with the sleep thing. Adding to that, our other daughter gets up around 7:30 AM, and wants immediate attention. The mornings for the past week and a half have been spent in bed with our oldest watching TV and mom and dad sleeping, something I'm not exactly proud of.

Last night was the first good night - Allie was only up three times (1:00, 3:30, 6:00) and was only up for 1/2 hour each time. That I can handle. If she's like her older sister, in a week or so, that will become 11:00 2:30, 6:00 feedings - something I can definitely handle. That's easily 6 hours of sleep!

Anyway, things are starting to come around, so I will probably get back to posting again regularly soon! I'm still on vacation from work, so I might as well be on blog vacation too!

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