February 21, 2008


As many of you have figured out I have no time to blog anymore. It was much easier to blog at work because I was never very busy. So here is an update on the family.

First - Mikayla did something odd the other night. She did not go to bed until almost midnight! That is very unlike her. We put to her bed like normal around 8pm and she started to throw a fit when Joe was done reading to her so I went in and read one more book and rub her back and got her a snack. Then I checked on her at 9:45pm and she was still awake so I read another book. Then Joe heard her at 11pm! So he brought her out to the couch and they watched movies. I got up at midnight to feed Lily and they were both sleeping on the couch. I put Mikayla to bed and she was up the next morning at 7:30, I thought for sure she would sleep in. We saw the eye doctor that day and they dilated her eyes - would that have kept her up? It was the only thing that was different. Mikayla did take a nap that day and slept for 3 1/2 hours but that is not different, normally she will nap anywhere from 2 to 3 hours - 3 1/2 is a little long.

About the trip to the eye doctor, Mikayla has to go see a specialist. Her eyes turn in or sometimes she has cross eyes. It is not all of the time but we do notice it. So in mid-March we are going to Grand Junction (about 3 hours from here) to see a special kids eye doctor. Hopefully Mikayla will not need eye surgery but we will see.

Lily is still doing great and sleeping great. The other night when she was up every 2 hours was because I had the monitor on too loud and I was getting up with every noise she made. Now she will sleep between 2 1/2 to 3 hours at a stretch at night. Last night Joe got up with her for the midnight feeding and gave her, her first bottle. They did great together and I got some much needed sleep. Then after her 2:30am feeding I did not turn the monitor on loud enough and Joe woke me up because Lily was screaming (or screaming as loud as a newborn can scream). I felt horrible but as soon as I picked her up she settled down. I did the same thing with Mikayla when she was Lily's age too.

That is all for now - nothing much exciting. But we do have family coming in next week. Joe's brother and sister in law will be here. I am very excited the last time they were here was when we got married.


Katherine said...

About Mikayla's lack of sleep: this could be due to the new sibling.

When my little brother was born (I was 4), my dad stayed up with me till 2 in the morning watching Babar Movies. I was so used to having all of my mom's attention. Although this might seem sad, it isn't. I still remember these times fondly of my dad...we really connected over Babar movies.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am right there with you in the sleep department. Little Man has been putting himself on a 3 hour feeding schedule. Those night feedings are so darn hard! I feel like my body is made of cement when I am trying to wake up.

Here's to wishing both of us a solid night's sleep :-)