Night two was almost as good a night as night one. Overall, the weekend of single-motherhood has been successful. Not that I’m itching to be a single mother or anything, but I’m really surprised at how smoothly things have gone.
Joshua and I met up with a friend at the mall yesterday because I am in need of some clothes to wear to work since he wreaked havoc on my already really imperfect body. It sucks to have to buy a bigger size of pants so your muffin top has somewhere to go other than over the top of your pants. ::sigh:: Oh well. I can’t go to work naked.
So, we had a good time yesterday. He took a nap in the Moby and Dana and I found some good deals. He wasn’t terribly fussy in the car (well, he was on the way home, but he was hungry). It was a good day. I think if I hadn’t gotten out of the house, the day would’ve been less successful. I seem to always feel better on days when I get out and go somewhere, even it it’s just the grocery store.
Getting him to sleep took some work. I don’t know if the pseudo-Ferber sleep training is working, but I’ll keep it up for a couple more nights. He is usually down for the count by the third cycle of going in to soothe him, but last night he was so incredibly unhappy I couldn’t take it anymore. I scooped him up, bounced him until he was asleep, and then poured myself another glass of wine.
He woke up around midnight and I fed him, but he only stayed awake long enough to eat on one side, so I knew he’d be up again. He was up again at 2:45. But, he ate again and then didn’t wake up until almost 7:00, so it was a good night nonetheless. I feel rested (maybe because I had room to sprawl out in the whole bed?) which is not something I can usually say. I’m really thankful for the sleep. REALLY thankful.
He’s going to daycare for a few hours tomorrow even though I’ve been generously “given” two UNPAID days off from work this week (thank you, sucky Economy!). I figure that it’s best to go ahead and start some semblance of a daycare routine with him, and I’ve got some non-classwork related work I need to do. And laundry. And clean up the house. I’d like to have a clean house before I start work next week. We’ll see how it goes…