Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sleep deprivation

It has been about 3 weeks since I posted my last blog. I have had a few comments about the fact I dont have recent pictures of Brennan. Babies change so quickly. I have a goal this week to get some new shots posted( I still have to take some lol). Brennan is a fantastic sleeper during the day. I cant even get him to nurse more than maybe 8 minutes on one side before he is out. However at night he is a completely different little boy. Sooo fussy!!! I understand the waking up often etc. Hello I have 3 other children. But Brennan falls asleep at about 9:30 or 10 and sleeps for about 2.5 hours,( 3 on very rare occasions) then stays awake for about 4-5 hrs. I nurse him continually during this time. He may fall asleep for about 15-20 minutes but the minute I put him down, he starts to fuss and cry. UGH!! I am so tired. This will continue until about 5 or 6 am then I feed and change him and he will fall alseep for about 1.5 -2 hrs then wake up in time for the kids to go off to school, I feed him again and he will fall asleep at about 9 am and sleep for 3 hrs!!! What is going on is lost on me!! I have read that about 2-3 weeks babies can become colic. I have never had a baby with colic. But apparently Drs dont know what causes it, or what cures it. It can happen only at night or 24 hrs a day. And then about 3 months it disappears! I hope Brennan does not have night colic. I am struggling to manage during the day as it is. Thankfully I only have him at home during the day so I can take advantage of his sleepy day. It is the only thing that is keeping me sane. I have decided, looking back at the pregnancy, the awful delivery and now this new challenge, that Brennan is allowing me to experience all the things I did not get to deal with with the other 3 kids!!! Isnt that sweet of him!! LOL.
I must say that even with all the exciting nights, I am so glad I have this sweet little man!! What a blessing babies are, even with all the struggles! It still amazes me that even with 4 kids I am still shocked at the love I feel when I look at each of them. Ok time to go catch up on some sleep. I hope everyone has a great day. Oh I do have some pictures of when we blessed Brennan. I will post them and then I will still work on getting some other shots.

Such a proud Daddy!!!


nickparkemjamom said...


Those are THE sweetest pictures I have EVERY seen!

I almost cried...really...SO SWEET!!

I'd say I'm sorry about the not sleeping...but rather I'll say...welcome to the club!!! :)

Tina said...

These shots are so sweet! When we blessed Holly, I took pictures of the family gathering afterward but totally forgot to take some of our little family. So I'm in none of the pictures, and I don't think Kirk is, either. Bummer!!! Anyway, these are great!