Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby, Can I Get Some Rest?

Paisley is asleep right now for a nap.  I better make this quick because she won't be this way for long.  In fact, I'm surprised she's asleep at all.  Did I hear you ask, "why?"  Oh, because she apparently doesn't really require sleep.  I've never heard of a baby that can function on a couple of hours of sleep here and there, but now I've met the Queen of Insomnia.

And I'm lucky enough to call her my daughter.  :)

Since Day 1, Paisley hasn't been a major sleeper.  She didn't fit into that whole newborn phase of "all they do is sleep all the time."  I spent many sleepless nights on the couch.  Then she wormed her way into our bed where she finally slept better, allowing me to become human again.  And eventually she started sleeping in her own crib which I was super excited about. 

But the child still only sleeps 8 hours at night, going to bed about 10 or 11 and waking at 7.  I've had the rare occasion that she'll fall asleep at 9, but it's rare.  And I can count on one hand how many times she's slept past 8.  Unless we put her in our bed, where she'll sleep several more hours snuggling with us.  (Which I love).  I love that we have so much time to play in the evenings, but I have NO free time to get things done, relax, etc. 

Naps are also all over the place.  Sometimes she'll take 2 a day, sometimes none.  They can range from 20 minutes to 2 hours.  But most of the time, she naps about 90 minutes a day.   Yet, she never really gets very cranky about it.  Especially in the evenings- she seems to be such a night owl now which is totally like Aaron and me.

So, if you're keeping count:  Paisley sleeps about 10.5 hours a day at best.  The other 13.5 hours are spent wearing her mom out.  She can pull up, scoot around, crawl, climb, wiggle and roll a lot of places in that amount of time.  And by the time I get her down, it's time for me to hit the sack too. In fact, I practically run to my bed so I can fall asleep quickly. Problem is that I'm so exhausted from playing so hard all day that I actually need about 12 hours to catch up.  But Paisley says sleep is stupid and she makes sure to wake me up bright and early!


  1. I'm glad she is at least happy when she is awake! The WORST is when they won't sleep but they are also cranky when they are awake! Jax was like that for months! I am SO thankful he is a good sleeper now! He sleeps 12-13 hours at night and takes 2 predictable naps a day that are about 1.5 hours in length. Of course, I have a second baby to keep me busy when he's sleeping! I just pray Addy is a good sleeper so I can eventually have a break:).

  2. That sounds tough. Sounds like working on her becoming a more independent player would help. I'm not sure how to do that and I know you've said she demands a lot of your attention, but it would be good if you could put her down and let her play independently for a little bit. It would probably mean some unhappiness for her, but she'd learn eventually.
    Who am I to give such advice? My baby girl can't sleep independently! I'm in bed with her from 6:30 pm until Russ takes over at 10:00! It's hard to not have any time to myself though and I feel you on that!
    Good luck!! (good thing she's so cute, right?)

  3. Wes' first words will surely be, Sleep is for suckas, mama! Everyone keeps telling me that it gets easier. Let's hope they're right! In the meantime, when she wakes up in the morning can you bring her in to your bed on the weekends, at least? Maybe that can give you a couple extra hours each week.