Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How to sleep like the parent of a seven-week-old baby

Feed baby at 6:30. Hold baby until he falls asleep on your chest.

Put baby down in his bassinet (maybe).

Feed baby again at 9 or 9:30. Sink into your bed when you finish around 10.

Wake up again at 1 or 2 a.m. Feed for a half hour as your head droops and your eyes keep shutting. Put him back into his bassinet.

Get up at 4 or 5 a.m. Stagger over. Pick up baby. Repeat the twenty-minute feeding thing. BE VERY CAREFUL. If you are not soothing enough at this point, he will start to hiccup. Then you will not get to climb back in bed, and you will be sad.

7 is the end-time when five-year-olds leave their rooms. There is no sleep after then.

Aw! So cute--although those eyes can look more than ominous in the middle of the night...


  1. Awww, memories :) Not that I was doing the feeding, but holding, winding, putting to sleep...

    Ali put the crib right by our bed so she didn't have to get up in the middle of the night. Got so she could almost feed on autopilot!

  2. lovely cute sweet baby. They really time demanding. This baby is small, when he will grow almost 1 and half years then you have to stay more alert, when he will start doing mischief :)

    Have a great weekend and i follow your blog ok :)