Monday, August 3, 2009

Hardest part

The hardest part about having a child is definitely making a marriage work. We have some things we need to work on for sure. It's hard finding time to do everything and try to even out the load. Being a mother is the hardest and most rewarding job in the world.

The hardest part of breastfeeding is that it means I have to do all of the night feedings. I am so used to getting up, I can't let Nathan do a bottle in the night. Plus I wouldn't be able to sleep. No matter how much equality there is between man and woman, this cannot be changed. There was once a time when Boo slept through most of the night and only woke once or twice. For those days, I did the night feedings and still got plenty of sleep. I didn't wake Nathan because there was no need to. He couldn't help. Now is a different story. Boo was up all night last night, every hour. He was crying and restless. I did get Nathan up at 4 am to help because I was just so tired. Nathan tried to comfort Boo and help put him back to sleep. But (this is funny part) Boo is not used to seeing daddy in the middle of the night, so Boo was so happy to see daddy, all he could do was smile and laugh. So I had to take over. Boo slept on and off a little more after that and once he was up he was happy and fine. I guess he is just not wired to sleep much.

1 comment:

  1. Some babies aren't sleepers. My son is one of them also. I feel your pain. At 16 months he still nurses at night once or twice but sometimes (like last night) 5 or 6 times. It took many months for me to come to terms with the fact that I had a high needs baby who did not need as much sleep as all the wonderful infants people told me about. Hang in there. It DOES get better.


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