Thursday, September 10, 2009

Embracing My Inner Zombie

makes me happy.

A few of you have asked me about sleep.

Are we getting any and how much?

Well, you could say we're getting a bit but, not much.

Now if there's one thing you're going to hear over and over again upon your journey to becoming a new parent is "say goodbye to sleep." We would have had to have been living under a rock not to know that an 8 hour sleep was going to quickly become a thing of the past.

Aside from nursing every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, babies have a tendency to go from this (see above)...

to this, in the blink of an eye.

And that's exactly what puts a wrench in the other bit of advice you'll hear over and over again, "sleep when the baby sleeps."

Yeah see, that breaks down exactly as the book Oh Crap I'm Having A Baby, that Suze sent me, says...

"Just about the time all that caffeine kicks in, the pure physical agony of not being asleep recedes to a manageable level, and you're committed to staying awake - your little bundle will settle in for a good, long nap."

Thanks Suze - having a good laugh over there are you?


The Madien Metallurgist said...

How cute is she htat she's even adorable with her angry face all scrunched up?!

Anonymous said...

I'm trying hard to keep a straight face :)

She is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy and Kevyn!

Just wanted to stop by your site and welcome little Byrdie into this world as I never had the chance to in person. Don't know if you remember me (hopefully you do), I looked after you briefly while you were waiting for your induction to be started. Anyway, glad to see you guys are all doing well. Stacy you look amazing post-delivery. Byrdie looks healthy and well... and so much like her dad :)

Best of luck with everything!

PS. Your site is great! and when are you coming back to us for #2? ;p

Manda said...

Love the angry face!