Tuesday, May 9, 2017

First Week with Rosie

What did I do on the first week as a stay at home dad? I'm already starting to forget. Mainly, I'm forgetting due to lack to sleep. I haven't sleep the whole night through in a long time now.

Rosie doesn't have a regular sleep schedule. On Monday/Tuesday, she woke up around 7:45, which was great. I was able to do a little bit of computer work before she woke up. But the rest of the week, she woke up at 6, and didn't go back to sleep again. Like, at all. She'd fall asleep for ten minutes, at most, which is just long enough to trick me into thinking she's taking an afternoon nap. But no! She wakes up again.

Katie says Rosie is pretty good about falling asleep in the front pack, provided that you're walking around. If you sit in place, she wakes up. She's like that with her car seat, too. She'll sleep in the car, but when we get home and put the car seat on the floor, she quickly wakes up. I'm going to try walking and reading, with her in the front pack. Maybe that'll work! Pacing while reading seems odd, but if that's what it takes to keep the baby asleep...

She fell asleep on car rides, when I did errands. That's the worst. She has nap time, when I am physically unable to get any computer work done. Oh well.

We had some plans to make the week easier on me. In addition to "microwave lunch every day", I got Tuesday night off, and Katie did all the cooking. Only it didn't work out that way. Katie's bus was 45 minutes late twice, so I ended up doing the cooking after all. And on Tuesday, my night off was cancelled, when I had to take the other daughter to gymnastics class, because Rosie was busy eating.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

she seems to fall asleep with movement, maybe you should get her a cradle that rocks

Ashton Smith said...

Does she take a pacifier? That really helped with sleeping and naps

Nancybean said...

My daughter loves movement as well. She is 8 months old now, but up until the last two months she loved falling asleep in her swing. It was definitely a sanity saver.

Nancybean said...

Also agree with the pacifier tip. We have Wubanubs which look like beanie babies attached to pacifiers. They are really hard to lose and easy for her to grab.