I haven’t posted the last couple days because I was too tired. That’s right, I said it. I had two literally sleepless nights that put me in a haze. I don’t know why I spent two nights this way because I know what to do to keep Eli asleep (two successfully sleep filled nights for us both before those sleepless two) but for some reason when I’m really tired at night I don’t think straight and I just didn’t do what I knew worked. It’s hard to explain but yesterday I was so tired in the morning I was in tears and became determined to do whatever it took to have enough state of mind that night to stay on top of my night schedule so Shane, Eli and I could sleep.
I took a slightly longer walk yesterday than the previous one and still felt really good. It helped clear my mind and wake me up too. It was another really warm day but we went in the morning and it was quite lovely. We walked to the local coffee shop where I loaded on caffeine, Eli nursed and Avery looked cute.
When Avery napped later I laid down with Eli hoping to nap but that never really works for me. The rest was nice though. There’s really nothing so awesome as a snuggly infant.
Last night was incredible though. Even though we didn’t go to bed until after 11pm, by 2am I had gotten more sleep than the night before. Eli slept great, fed great and let me sleep because I handled everything the way I knew worked and by 6am, I felt rested. That is not usual. But I got up and made banana bread muffins for breakfast.
I meant to make it yesterday but by the time I got back from my walk it was SO hot and baking sounded like a bad idea. I just used the Better Homes and Gardens recipe for them.
So far it’s been a really relaxing Saturday. I feel like I’m nursing almost nonstop but I love nursing and snuggling with my boys is the most fun thing ever.
I’m perfect fine with doing this all day.
Question: How much sleep do you need to survive? Before kids I always said seven was the minimum, now I just need at least 5. haha