I'm so tired. At least today. I know I slept last night. The last two hours especially. I don't remember a thing from 5 am till 7 am. Patrick was up so much last night. As soon as we put him down at 8:15 so we could go to bed, he decided to wake up. So I went to bed and DH took Patrick. I ended up not falling asleep till 11 pm. DH came to bed around 10:30 with the baby. Right on the nose at 1:00 am Patrick decided it was time to wake up. Since DH has to work, I took the baby outside to the living room to give him his bottle. He took about 3 out of the 4 oz and went to sleep, so I put him down. As soon s I put him down again, he was up. Acck!!!! So I carried him back out to the living room to cuddle. Around 2:00 he fell asleep but not five minutes after I'd put him in his bassinet, he was up again. He wasn't hungry or wet, he just wanted to be held. So I laid down in my bed with him on my chest. That was a big mistake. I couldn't figure out how to get up again without waking him up. So, from about 2:00-2:30 we just lay there. When I was finally convinced he was in a deep enough sleep I moved him into his bassinet and didn't hear another sound except for my two boys snoring (DH and Patrick). I laid in bed another hour and had just fallen asleep maybe for 15 minutes when I heard it again. The unmistakable, I'm hungry cry. I dragged my sorry butt out of bed and headed out to the kitchen. The baby was soaked. I changed him, fed him, cuddled him, paced the floors, burped him. Nothing would stop him from crying.
Finally around 4:30 I had to beg DH for help. Normally I try not to wake him up before 5:00 but my nerves were shot. I was ready to cry. DH begrudgingly took the baby and I was able to sleep for a few minutes before DH woke me up to ask where the bassinet sheets were. Finally around 5 am as DH crawled back into bed I was able to sleep again.
This morning was the longest morning ever. The baby hasn't slept for more than a half hour at any given time until now and its nearly 2 pm here. My dad is due home in about a half hour. I'm watching my grandfather at his and my mothers house while I'm on disability/maternity leave. Hopefully he won't wake up the baby when he comes in because I just want to sneak out of here, buy diapers, and go home and take a very long nap and hopefully maybe sneak in a bubble bath.