The problem: it's 1:51am and I am WIDE AWAKE so even though my baby is in dream land beside me, she will wake up in a few hours and I will be tired and won't get the benefit of her great sleep routine that everyone is "so envious" over.
I am frustrated. Advice please diet suggestions, herbal remedies, anything? I actually have a script for a sleep aid, but I never realize I need it until its too late...I don't want to take it and feel groggy with DD in the morning due to a medicine...somehow it feels more right, to be groggy, if it's just due to going to sleep too late/early.
Any advice or understanding is very appreciated...I am very frustrated with myself.
I think these suggestions are great, though working out at night tends to rev me up and it's hard when DD goes to be at 6:30-7. Maybe a morning routine would motivate my mind to go to sleep earlier so I feel ready for the morning. I am joining a gym, so that should help...because it is so dang hot right now!
I hadn't thought of tea...seems silly that I haven't, but maybe after DD last feeding I should start some kind of night time wind down routine including tea. As far as medicine like benderyl, I'm truly not against it, but maybe deep down I am, because I never seem to do it! I think I need to decide what time to take it if I cant sleep and just do it...I'm always reluctant and then by the time I realize I should have taken it, I feel like its too late.
Any other suggestions for a mommy wind down scenario...?
Yes, I like this idea of mandatory mommy time. ! I often feel like I shouldn't, but I think mommy time will help me stay "good" mommy. I want to spend every moment I can with DD but I'm starting to realize this mmt may benefit DD too.
DD had a brisk walk in the Moby this morning before it got too ho out. I'm drinking plenty of water and going for camomile tea tonight!
Do you cosleep? DS goes to be earlier than me, but when I lay down to go to sleep I often latch him on. This 1) gives him a full feeding and 2) relaxes my manic brain so I can settle down to sleep. DS is a big comfort sucker and all that prolactin just soothes me to sleep. For some people it's the opposite effect and they can't sleep, but it works for me. Worth a try! (If you do cosleep, I wouldn't recommend any sleep aids though. It can inhibit those natural mommy instincts that keep you aware of baby at night). I second PP suggestions for mommy-time! I often take an evening bath after DS has gone to sleep. It does wonders for relaxation! Congrats on the great sleeper BTW!
Happily married to DH
Stay-at-home mama to DS1 (01/12) & DS2 (01/14)
Expecting our third! (due 01/16)
I like a good pocket. I just got my first fuzzibunz one size and really like it so far. It's by far the trimmest pocket ive tried and held a nice big pee. I got a couple of rumparooz too and im happy with them too. My existing pockets are glowbugs and they work well. I'm excited to try best bottoms, an all in two system but I still need to do more pre washes since I got the hemp/cotton inserts. I live in Ontario, Canada so I only order things from Canadian vendors (duty bites). I've used bottomsavvy and sogreenbaby and they were both great. Now I have 18 pockets, 9 fitteds, 3 covers, 12 flats and 2 best bottoms AI2's with 6 inserts. The 3 new pockets and the AI2's should give me some breathing room since I would be lucky to skip a day washing diaps. DH would use up the pockets at home and if I wasn't careful, we'd be stuck at home since a flat can't handle my girl when we are out. I have to stop but I've seen a buy 5, get the 6th one free special on fuzzibunz that is awfully tempting lol. Ok, I have a problem lol. Good night!
I LOVE my Best Bottoms! The hemp/cotton inserts are by far the trimmest diaper I have tried, and I've tried all the different types. I sold all but one of my Fuzzibunz so I could replace them with Best Bottoms. Way more trim than a Fuzzibunz and super absorbant. I was once passed out after baby feel asleep and didn't put her in her nighttime diaper, just a Best Bottom and NO leaks! I found that the recommendation of 1 cover per 3 inserts is more for newborns, I have 3 covers and 13 inserts - it works fine for a 5 month old since she doesn't poop everyday. I often use one cover all day.
DD Seraphina born at home on 2/21/2012!"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
Have you tried wool? Does it really work? Is it trimmer? What is the benefit of a fitted over a traditional prefold used as the diaper?
Okay! Off to sleep
I have a couple of wool soakers too and they are amazing. You have to be careful to have enough absorbency because they do absorb a little moisture and could leak if supersaturated. If you change baby often/have plenty of absorbency then they work like a charm. I use them over my fitteds.
Kaydove, I'm thrilled to hear you love your best bottoms. Makes me want to throw them in for another cycle now at 3:50 am lol. I thought fuzzibunz were trim! I really like the covers from what I can see; they should work great with my fitteds too once I run out of inserts :-)
Off I go, she's crying again :-/