Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sleeping Sucks but Chocolate Makes Me Happy

Per usual, Cameron was up last night hacking up a lung. Between my pregnancy body and my stressed out mind, I was awake anyways. Even though my mind was up, my body was not happy to get out of bed. But I did and gave him some tylenol and put some water by his bed. I thought, maybe he'll sleep a little bit later since I gave him the tylenol around 3:30 a.m. It's been getting light SO early that he's been waking at ridiculously early hours. Anywho, an hour later he was screaming for water. I had to get up to let him know that there was water right by his bed. I was not impressed and somehow Mary was soundly sleeping through all of this.

Though I think I have found a solution to my worry about dealing with Cameron and a baby during the nights. I mean, it's one thing to deal with an's expected that they'll be up at various times during the night. But we also have a 3 year old that's up on average twice/night. Anywho, my solution is Mary :-) Her job will be Cameron and that will be that. Since I plan on breastfeeding, I'm the one that's going to have to get up with the baby anyways and well, since it's not twins, I'm not getting up with 2 kids. She will deal with Cameron's lungs, nightmares and whatever.

As far as the baby, I just recently realized that I basically know nothing about babies. I went ahead and ordered the Happiest Baby along with the video. I figure that will be a start. It seems to come highly recommended per other blogs. Any other recommended baby reads, feel free to comment.

Oh well, I am off to make calzones :-) I have been on a major baking/cooking spree. I mean, I normally cook dinner but I've also been baking up a storm. I made brownies earlier in the week and yesterday I made a cake. I even did 2 layers and frosted the entire thing. I figure if I can't nest (because we're moving), I can bake :-)

1 comment:

Stacey said...

The sleep plan sounds perfect.

Happiest Baby and Happiest Toddler books are amazing. I love them.

Maybe "What to Expect" books are good for general stuff. We have a handbook we get here in Ontario that was useful for how much to feed a baby, etc. In general, you will know what to do. It does come to you naturally and you learn as you go. :)