I'm getting it most of the time.
This is nice, because the number one problem most new parents have is getting adequate rest.
Last night I said to my husband, "I am glad she sleeps so well."
He looked at me and said incredulously, "She sleeps well?!"
I laughed and said, "Trust me. If you had seen Gavin as a baby, you would agree. Rowan sleeps very well. Gavin ate practically every other hour and would not sleep on his own. I couldn't set him down in his crib or swing or anywhere else to sleep. Not even my own bed. He would wake up 10 to 20 minutes later, no matter what. He always had to sleep right next to me. Rowan will sleep on her own when it comes to naps, and for a good 3 hours or more at night, eat, then go back to sleep for another 3 or more hours. So, yeah, I'd consider that sleeping well."
People have remarked to me that girls are "easier" as infants. Compared to my experience with Gavin as an infant, my experience with Rowan certainly has been easier. Is that the norm for all boys and girls? I don't know. It could just be a personality thing. Regardless, I'm grateful that I'm getting my rest.
Though last night was a bit rougher than other nights. I think she's hitting her 3 week growth spurt, because there was some extra nursing last night. I was prepared for that eventuality, though, so every feeding last night was done lying down. ;)
I'm glad hubby's paternity leave worked out so that he took it this week and next week, instead of right after she was born. I would rather have him available during her growth spurt. Today he made sure I ate a healthy lunch and got more sleep. Now he's cooking dinner. Oh, make that serving dinner.
Think I'll plunk down on the couch with my fresh-from-her-first-tub-bath-baby, and relax with some TV.
Then I've got a Skype call to Gavin and "10 Things I Hate About You" should be on tonight!
Speaking of Gavin... He's coming after all. He said that's what he wants. We'll see. If he truly wants to finish out the school year where he is, I'm fine with that. What matters is him doing what will make him happy.
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