I need it so bad. I am in an online community for babies that were born in May so our babies hit milestones at the same time. I constantly hear about how their babies are sleeping all night long. WHAT?? This makes me so jealous! I really do look forward to when they wake up around 5-6 a.m. because (and I totally know this is a bad idea) I pop them in bed with me and get a few hours worth of baby snuggles before work.
Last week I went to see my OB and I told her and the nurse they weren't sleeping through the night. They were surprised and the nurse said both her kiddos started sleeping 12 hours a night right at three months. I feel all the time like I have been hit by a truck. After my c-section we had a few bad experiences that made recovery a little more difficult. On top of recovering from major surgery, I wanted to make sure I always woke up with them in the night because I had waited for them for so long I didn't want to miss a thing. I was a level 5 nut job after about three weeks! I told my OB about some throbbing I have in the area and she said that a full c-section recovery actually takes NINE months to a YEAR! Nobody ever told me that before!
I would really love to work out also. I know I would feel better and sleep better with the sleep that I'm getting. I started strong and lost a few pounds, but have gained it all back because I don't have the time to work out and have sucked at dieting. I just feel too guilty if the babies are awake after a full day of work taking personal time to workout. I make it through the day by being cracked out on caffeine pills and actual caffeine, which is also not healthy. Last night we put them to bed at 8:30 p.m. which is really early. Ocean actually made it to 1:30 a.m. after that but Ever only made it until 11:00 p.m. but that would at least give me a workout.
Any ideas????? How can I get my babies to sleep? How am I going to start taking care of myself so I can be the best mommy I can?
I'm hoping to start juicing tomorrow and detoxing my body so that should make me feel better in about a week. If you know of any good juices leave them in the comment section!!
Daddy's impression of Ocean: