Sunday, October 7, 2012

More Sleep (and Pooh)

As I reported last week, the Blueberry's 3-day stint of sleeping through the night was a fluke. We're pretty much back to several 3-4 hour feeding blocks overnight, with an occasional 5-hour block thrown in. Bedtime is typically between 9 and 10 p.m. and he'll sleep until 9 a.m. with two or three feedings in between. If I'm lucky, and on most nights, changing, feeding, burping, and a little cuddle time can all be completed within the hour. What's even better is that the last block, which begins generally around 5 or 6 a.m. can either be a morning nap for me after my husband's gone to work or an opportunity to putter about with time to myself. This morning, I enjoyed breakfast and the newspapers while the boys napped. However, I couldn't resist snapping this picture of the Blueberry.

Note the adorable Pooh sleeper.


Tomorrow we're driving to Chicago to visit the Blueberry's grandparents and aunt and uncle for the week. For me it's usually a 10-12 hour 1-day road trip with only brief stops for gas and food. However, since the Blueberry eats at least every 3 hours during the day, sometimes more frequently, at a minimum I figure that will add about 4 hours to the trip for these stops. Thus, we'll stop overnight halfway there and play it by ear on the way back. Our trip to Virginia Beach last month taught us a lot about traveling with the Blueberry (e.g., we must eat when the Blueberry eats to maximize time on the road) so hopefully this trip will be a bit more streamlined. However, going away for a week involves bringing quite a bit more gear for the Blueberry and ourselves, not to mention the fact the fall clothes are a we bit bulkier than end of summer items. We're definitely excited to see family and friends and show off the Blueberry! Look forward to lots of pictures.

Off to pack!

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