Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mr. Mom

I'm not trying to brag, but I just have to express how amazing my husband is and how much I wish she could be a stay at home dad.  Today is his fourth day home and he is loving it!  I come home from work and laundry is done, the house is clean and Sofia is happy. He's a natural.  AND?  He's letting me get LOTS of sleep.  Last night I went to bed at 7!  I was up in the night with him because Sofia was crying for some crazy reason from 1:30-2:00 am but then I was sent directly back to bed and slept until I had to get up at 5.  So, yes, I got 9 hours of sleep.  I could learn to get used to this!!!  I know the lack of sleep is going to catch up with him at some point, but he claims he is fine right now.  Remember that we don't sleep together right now - one of us (him) is always with Sofia because we're too damn nervous to leave her alone.  So his sleep quality is poor - he's sleeping on the chair in her room (a nice big chair, but still) or the couch.  He rocks!

In Sofia news, we really have to allow her to learn to fall asleep on her own and to sleep on her back.  She'll be sleeping so peacefully with us in our arms and then we put her down in her crib and she squirms and is restless and often wakes up.  I've read every book there is and I'm still not sure what to do.  The books assume we put her down, walk away and don't realize she's restless.  But we watch her (either right there in her room or through the video monitor) so we know when she's thrashing and try to comfort her.  Maybe it's ok to get restless sleep?  I don't know...


  1. I love how Russ has stepped in and become Mr Mom! How nice for everyone. I had a feeling you were going to be able to get much more sleep with him home and it may not always stay this way, but soak it up while you can- I am sure you are long overdue for 9 hrs sleep nights!

    I have no advice on Sophias sleep but am interested in whatever advice you get - trying to learn as much as I can before I have the same questions :)

  2. We have the exact same problem with Paisley as far as sleep is concerned. She can be fast asleep and as soon as her little head hits that mattress, she's wide awake. And I know people say to put them down drowsy, but she doesn't have a "drowsy" mood. She goes from wide awake to passed out. I'm looking forward to the responses here!

  3. What a great hubby you have!! Sophia will be such a daddy's girl.

    Thank you so much for the tips on the registry. What a huge help. I tried to email you, but your email isn't linked to your blog anywhere. I would love to hear any GD tips that you have.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Has she been swaddled really well? I always found that to be the trick when they were restless like that.