If you read my last post you will already know that my 6 week old grandson, Silas, is a grunter. I was hoping by now that he would have gotten over it but on the other hand I sort of like it.
I have had insomnia for at least 15 years. I have a terrible time falling asleep and when I finally do sleep it’s for about 2 hours, then I wake up and then can’t fall asleep again. My daughter gives me the baby around 10:00 PM and she goes to sleep. I have the noisy little tot until 6 AM. I give him a bottle about 1 AM. I wake my daughter around 3:30 AM and she nurses him and goes back to bed. I am up that whole time because he is so noisy, seriously noisy. The sounds that come out of that baby’s mouth are, well, downright strange.
At 6:00 AM I finally go to bed and sleep until around 1 or 2 PM. Notice I said SLEEP. Since I started doing this I go right to sleep and sleep like a baby, or at least the way a baby should sleep. You know, quietly. When I wake up I actually feel refreshed. 15 years of sleeping like crap and suddenly I am the world’s best sleeper as long as I go to bed at 6 AM. What’s up with that?
I don’t really mind being up all night. It goes by fast because I am either reading or doing computer stuff. I do spend quite a lot of time holding the noisy one because he prefers my lap more than his crib. I have learned to read and do my computer stuff with my left hand as I hold him in my right arm. I also know my daughter is getting a good night’s sleep which she needs because she works. That in itself makes it all worthwhile.
Big Sister, Lilah, loves her baby brother. I wonder how long that will last.
Look how well rested my beautiful daughter, Sarah, looks.
My daughter, Sarah and my son, Damon
It’s 4:00 AM. Silas is in a deep sleep because he is quiet right now. This can last up to an hour or so. I am going to watch an episode of “Supernatural”.