Thursday, April 27, 2017

Played Myself

Posting this here because every time I post something on Facebook, people think I am looking for their advice. I'm not. I'm just sharing.

And my Twitter followers are like 1000 fake folks who I used to do brand work with across a plethora of clients. They like me because I give them free stuff not because they really care (pessimistic, I know. Fight me.)

Also, have a I really not posted in a month. Honestly, if I get to 12 posts this year, it'll be a miracle.

On to the story at hand...

So Joy has slept in her own bed for two straight nights without any coaxing from me. If you recall, in November, BOTH girls began sleeping through the night and my life improved significantly. At some point, Lahna wouldn't sleep in her own bed. That's still sleeping through the night now. Now she's sleeping all night and in her own bed. Great.

However, in January, I think, Joy started getting up in the middle of the night and wanting to nurse. This is clearly a comfort feed. This child will be on my breast all night. She gets up at 12 or 2 or 4 and will suckle until I get up for work at 6 am. SOMETIMES, I can push her little butt off of me, roll over and be VERY STILL and get 1 hour of sleep. But I just gave up on trying to put her in her bed if I wanted to get any amount of rest.

Also, another thing that happens is that I fall asleep nursing them. They are generally done around 9:30 p.m. and I need to get up, clean the kitchen and sterilize bottle. I typically pass out until midnight, 1 a.m., 2 a.m, whenever. Then scoop up the little munchkins into their crib and then do my chores. 

Well, for the past 2 nights without any fussing or fighting, Joy has slept in her own bed. I actually wake up at 6 a.m. discombobulated because I expect a child to me in my bed and she is not.

I had work to do after I nursed them tonight, so I decided that TONIGHT was going to be the night I wean them from night feedings.

Me: you're going to drink this bottle in your crib and go to bed.
Joy: Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiddddddddddddd

Me: you're going to drink this bottle in your crib and go to bed.
Lahna: Thanks Mommy for that pre-boob snack, now where's the good stuff?

Hmm... Maybe we'll wean from bedtime nursing ANOTHER DAY. I should have just been happy with them sleeping through the night. How dare I try to take any additional parts of my life back. How dare I?