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Bringing out the big guns

August 23rd, 2008

Tessa has been fussier the last few days so we brought out the big guns:

That’s right. The baby swing. It is like a narcotic for babies. They are powerless against its hypnotic motion. Of course Miss Sabrina wants to help Tessa with “weeee” and push her really high so constant vigilance is necessary.

And in even happier news? I got 8 (YES EIGHT!) blissful hours of sleep last night. Not in a row but only broken up by 1 feeding. Tessa fussed all evening and ate 27 times in 4 hours then passed out for 5 hours straight allowing me to do the same. Then I got another 3 hours after that feeding. I feel like a new woman – still a tired woman but a manageable level of tired rather than a mind numbing, energy sucking, body debilitating level of tired. Another night of that and I might be capable of conversation without babbling and then trailing off mid sentence because something shiny distracted me. You have no idea what 8 hours of sleep mean to a new momma. It is better than sex. I think – because I don’t really have a clear memory of anything before baby at this point.

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11 Responses to “Bringing out the big guns”

  1. Krist aka BAMAGIRL Says:

    YIPPEEEEEE!!! Gotta love the baby swing!! I wish I had one of those!! Congrats on the good night’s sleep! That ALWAYS helps!!!

  2. mama k Says:

    yay! Good for you!
    Hopefully she is settling into a new pattern. BTW, totally a good thing for them to start “cluster feeding” (ie nursing tons) in the evening so that they are charged up for less feedings at night. Part of them adjusting to the day/night routines.

  3. Amy Says:

    Hell ya it’s better than sex (sorry Steve).

  4. Kelly Says:

    YEA for 8 hrs of sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May you have many many more. I have always said that once you become a momma you NEVER sleep right again, there is always something!
    Hooraaaa for the swing….gotta love it! Anna loved her bumbo as well…when she got a little older!

    Oh yea, sleep is totally better than sex!

  5. Bobbi Says:

    She is two weeks now?? Yup, growth spurt. Two weeks they have one, and they eat all the time.

    Yeah for sleep. I still say sleep is better than sex. Just ask my husband:>)

  6. Alleen Says:

    hahaha. Yep, I think my husband like Bobbi’s would agree that I think sleep is better.

  7. Laurie Says:

    Claudia slept in her swing the first 7-8 wks or so of life. I cranked that sucker up and let it go as I tucked myself into bed. (seriously, it was the only way I remained human). Congrats on the 8 hours, that’s wonderful. I’m jealous. 🙂

  8. terri Says:

    you. crack. me. up. even in your tired, deprived of sleep stupor you have a wonderful sense of humor.
    glad to hear you got some sleep. you need it.
    honestly, i wish they made mechanical swings for adults that matched the decor of any room in your house. i would love to be lulled to sleep while lazily rocking back and forth, but not to an unending music box lullaby, just silence, thank you.

  9. ani Says:

    yay for sleep! when our son was a newborn i had crying jags bc i was so tired. i remember thinking that i would never know a full night’s sleep again… and then he hit 3 months and voila, he started sleeping from 10pm to 6am… bliss…

    hope tessa likes her new schedule enough to keep it going 😉

  10. Vanessa Says:

    Yipee! So happy for you. Sleep is a wonderful thing. When it comes down to it, yes, better than sex. So glad the swing works!

  11. Cass Says:

    hooray for sleep

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