We haven't seen Eli's eyes much since he was born. He's been a terrific sleeper during the day - and most nights. Waking up every 3 hours to eat and going back to sleep. We've had 3 nights of sleeplessness since we've been home...not too bad - especially since we've got memaw to bail us out after 2 in a row!
Today has been different. He woke up about every 2 hours last night - I tried to stretch out his feedings to as close to 3 hours as I could. After his 5:30 bottle, he slept for about an hour - and that's it for the day. Eyes wide open and screaming has been a way of life today...Carlee and I were hoping for a pretty day where we could play outside a little while he was napping - but instead we got rain, muddy ground and a little brother who can scream really, really loud! Finally, at 2:15 I got him to sleep in his swing. I know I'm not supposed to do that - creating "sleep props" isn't good. But, neither is walking around like a crazy woman from lack of sleep and screaming baby...so for now, the swing will have to do. Carlee has handled it like a champ. She's had a pretty boring day - and has gotten to watch more Cowgirl Dora than normal.
Tomorrow is his 2 week dr. appt. So, we'll get out of the house a little bit. Maybe a change of scenery will do us all some good.
Whew...this newborn stage is rough. But, I'm glad I get to do it!