Saturday, August 8, 2009
Let Sleeping Babies Lie
While we were at the hospital, the nurses got rather frantic when the babies did not wake every 2-3 hours to nurse. Apparently, that is what they MUST do in order to be healthy. I have the firm belief that you let sleeping babies lie. Once we were home, it seemed that the babies had decided that the schedule set out by the nurses suited them and for the first 3 days, that is what they went by, but only at night. This schedule did not sit well with Mommy at all however. Two nights in a row I went without sleep, and one of those I didn't have Jason's help because he had to work at 8 in the morning.
I hadn't figured out yet a good way to have the babies sleep. I really didn't want to pull out both moses baskets and add to the oodles of stuff we already had laying about our living room. I had picked up a 2nd basket on clearence at Target a few months back. It's bigger than the one we had for Izzy. It finally hit me that I could probably put both babies in that one basket. So I tried it, and it worked! After doing that, the babies went back to sleeping in longer shifts. They now average about 4 hours per block of sleep, which agrees with me MUCH more.
Prayers and blessings everyone, I hope that your weekend goes well.