Sunday, September 09, 2007

Worst night yet!

Last night Lucy was sick a couple of times in the evening. Although she drank more before going to bed at 11pm, she only went 3 hours before stirring and an hour later Hayley gave up trying to re-settle her with a dummy.

She then fed her until 4.30. But when she came back she wouldn't settle. Eventually she fed again and finally settled by 6am. Poor Hayley had been up all that time. I'd been up about half of it.

Oliver woke 40 minutes later. To my enormous relief, when I told him it was still night time he settled back down. Eventually he re-surfaced at the merciful and miraculous time of 8.10am. That's a good hour later than he normally rises.

Today has been hard. So hard I went to bed for a (90 minute) nap even before Oliver did. I think Hayley only had 20 minutes. I don't know how she does it.

We all went to a fair at Heaton Moor Park for an hour this afternoon and had fun. But we are praying for a good night tonight.

If only she would settle after feeding in the night it would not be so bad. It's the uncertainty about her settling in the night that is so hard. Oliver never slept as long as she sometimes does, but he usually went straight to sleep after a feed.

So here's hoping she lets us sleep, even if the night feeds continue. If you don't see any posts for the next few days, you'll know she hasn't obliged.