Thursday, February 4, 2010

A good day

We had a good night last night. The stars all aligned and baby girl was pleasant all evening, ate like a champ, and then only woke once during the night. We even wonder if she would have woken at all if not for the douchebag neighbor boy and his thug friends parked in a car without a functional muffler on the side of our house, trying not to be seen by his parents...

But I digress.

Baby had just woken from a nap when I picked her up at 5. I think that was a big start to the great evening we had. Then when we got home, I immediately nursed her, which got her to dinner time with a lot less fuss. We fed her her carrots, as much as she would eat, around 6:30. Then, without her being overly tired and falling asleep while eating, I nursed her again around 7:30. She seemed really awake, but was still rubbing her eyes a bit, so we went ahead with bedtime routine. She went down easily at 8 and stayed asleep until 1:00. OMG. Thank goodness we went to bed at 9:30--we actually got 3 1/2 hours of sleep straight. Wow.

We all awoke to the rumblings of the mufflerless car and DH offered baby her pear juice in a bottle, but she wasn't having any of that. He brought her to me and she nursed a bit, but fell asleep pretty quickly while nursing. I made sure she got some from both sides, then she was taken back to bed. Luckily the boy must have decided to take his friends and their drugs* inside at this point because the car stopped, thank goodness.

We all slept until our alarms started going off. I was able to get in the shower before baby girl even woke up.

Let's hope we can duplicate both the efforts AND the results again tonight. The hardest part will be making sure she doesn't get overtired because she RARELY takes a nap that late at the sitter's...but we can hope, can't we?

*I do not claim to know for sure that they were doing drugs...this time. I do know that the boy next door does make a habit of smoking pot into between our houses and has been seen in the midst of buying *something* from a car at the corner.

4 comments:

Danica said...

YAY for a sleeping baby.

BOO to your stinking neighbors. I awoke this morning to my neighbors car alarm going off, which frequently happens. UGH

Mrs. Hammer said...

you must feel like a new woman with all that sleep! We are frequently awoken to our neighbors security system as he travels quite a bit and the dumb cat sets it off - Grrr...

Although not as bad as drug dealing neighborns :)

Mandy said...

Hooray for a good night! I hope you're having another one right now. And sorry you live by douchebags. I would be LIVID if I got my baby to sleep only for some asshats to wake her up. I'd have the non-emergency police line on speed dial.

Ruggles'Mom said...

Yay Elizabeth! I hope the good streak continues.