June 03, 2004

Breaking news

Last night, the scrap slept from 10.30 to 1.30, and then from 2.30 to 5.30. I count that as only waking once!!! I feel good, with 2 long cycle sleeps to my name. I know 5.30 is a pretty early start to the day, but as I went back to sleep from 7.30 till 9 on the couch it has worked out to a pretty normal sleep equivalent. Bloody fast training response...

Training kids - well I can't claim huge success, but it has been with babies a matter of not responding to certain stimuli from the baby. So I don't feed the scrap every half hour like he wants, and then he doesn't bother trying it. The longer breaks make him hungry, so he learns to feed in depth rather than snack. So I get what I want which is better feeding happening less often. The downside is listening to your lovely beautiful baby screaming in despair, and having to make yourself ignore them. You feel incredible guilt, and are inclined to wonder about your fitness to be a parent...

But I get over that. Quickly.

Posted by Toni at June 3, 2004 12:51 PM

Excellent! Sleep, the opiate of new parents... :) Hey I noticed in your list of things you need to balance one very notable omission - you must remember to make time for yourself, too!

Posted by: phreq at June 5, 2004 08:19 AM