It's 1:5 here. LO ate at 10:30. Went down at 11:15. Up again at 12:00. Held him on my chest in bed. Down again at 12:30. Now just up again at 1:15, I'm not sure what is going on anymore. We are barely making it through 3 hours now. He was sleeping almost 5 hours at a stretch for a week plus. We are giving him more to eat in bottles, he's burping well. Reflux meds seem to be working. I'm not sure what else to do? I am exhausted and starting to loose it.
I think my MIL is not helping the cause. When she watches him she has him sleeping/napping on couch next to her but on his belly. Pedi says belly ok (bc of reflux) when he seems uncomfortable, as long as someone is with him. But she ALWAYS has him that way. She's lives with us and has really had him quite a bit the last few days as Dh and I scramble to get ready for Christmas. I think that this is contributing to his not sleeping well in RnP now. But then again.....there are nights he does sleep in RnP for 5 hours???
And of course, DH just sleeps and snores through LO waking every half hour or so. I just want to kick him right now. I know that is irrational, no sense is two of us being up....but I'm cranky and hormonal having just started my cycle again yesterday.
Christmas Eve: spent at my brothers. Traditional 7 fishes for dinner. Christmas Day we are hosting DH's entire family and my mom (18 people in all).
Looking forward to: Family cousins picture at my brother's on CE---we finally get to be part of bc we finally have LO! Also...as hosts--I get to use my china! Love seeing table set with it! So pretty! Really looking forward to both days and enjoying LO's first Christmas in general....starting all of our traditions that we will carry forward from here.
Dreading: hearing what DH and I refer to as "peanut gallery"--- everyone giving advice as to how to best handle LO....indicating that we are doing it all wrong. I guess I'm just super sensitive right now. LO is so good for my MIL and so fussy with me. UGh.