Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sleep? What is that?

Not quite sure what is going on over the last couple days, but Charlie has been extremely clingy. I'm fairly sure that he's going through the famous "three month growth spurt." Not only have I been unable to do housework for more than five minutes at a time, but I'm getting literally no sleep at night. Seriously, it's like we're back in the newborn phase where he's up every 1-2 hours to nurse.

It's weird though, I feel really guilty even complaining. I feel so blessed to have this beautiful little boy and I continue to remind myself during those late night feedings. So what if the laundry is piling up a little more than normal, or I haven't been able to deep clean our bedroom and bathroom the way I'd like? I have this amazing, healthy baby who I should be focusing on right now. This time with him being snuggled up on my chest and looking into my eyes while he nurses is such a short time and I know I'll miss it once it's gone.

I was able to improvise a little yesterday morning and threw him into the Baby Bjorn while I prepared the Bean and Bacon soup in the slow cooker for dinner. He actually enjoyed facing forward and looking around! But once the afternoon rolled around, I finally rose the white flag in surrender and we spent the rest of the day in my bed, watching movies and nursing. It was actually a wonderful bonding opportunity. I have been keeping myself so busy lately so it was wonderful to just slow down and spend that time with him.

Needless to say, I'm depending on lots of coffee to get me through each day and hopefully this growth spurt will be brief. Just trying to enjoy every moment and take it all in.

His squeaks and smiles make every sleepless night worth it...


  1. This is a very sweet post about special times with Charlie, but may I also say that I am very impressed you are already using the slow cooker again!! =)

  2. I didn't know it would just say "Amy," so let me clarify that this is your cousin Amy (I know you know multiple Amys!)

  3. Oh Amy, I've been using that slow cooker almost EVERY night... it's my newest obsession! ;)