Karl is sleeping in a normal average pattern for a newly born, breastfed baby. I'm not looking for long stretches of sleep yet, because I know eating a lot is still very important to him due to breast milk digesting quickly. If he sleeps 3 hours at a time, I'm cool with it. I've gotten a few 4 hour stretches, but honestly, I wouldn't want to go longer than that now.
His sleep pattern looks something like this:
9:30p - 12:30a, then up to nurse.
1a - 4a, up to eat
4:30a - 7a, up to eat
7:30a - 9am, eat and then stays awake.
But every 3rd night or so, the 4:30a-7a isn't sleep time. It's "let's stay awake and party!" time. He's content as long as he's getting some kind of attention, but no sleep. Then, around 6:30a/7am, he falls back asleep. Okay, fine.
But the problem is - I have 2 girls who wake up at 7am. So mommy being awake from 4:30a (it was 3:30a this morning) is ~not~ good. I don't know how long I'm going to make it today and napping isn't really much of an option.
I just got the kids out the door 30 minutes ago. Pediatrician appointment in an hour. Grocery shopping is next. I would skip that and come home, but I need to get veggies to make 2 veggie platters for the kid's valentine day parties tomorrow. Oh, and I have to get valentines and get them addressed to the kids in their classes and then supervise while the girls sign their names to all of them.
The bonus is I get to see a Colorado sunrise every few days. Karl and I stand at his window and watch it come up over the trees. Gotta look at the silver linings, eh?