Saturday, February 16, 2008

He sleeps!

We finally had a good night last night, where Graham really slept most of the time between his scheduled feedings. Unlike newborns that could actually sleep through the night (if parents are lucky enough!), Graham really has to eat every 3 hours, 4 at the max. So last night he was eating at 1 am, 4 am, 7 and now 10. And between the bottle, and the burping, and the holding him upright for 15-20 minutes after he eats because preemies are very susceptible to reflux, all that takes an hour of the three. But, he actually slept the other two! The solution was to swaddle the crap out of him. I guess we didn't quite take people seriously enough when they said to swaddle to the point where you think it might be too tight, and then go a little tighter. It's ridiculous how much he calms when he can't get in his own way with the flailing of various limbs.

So now he and I are in the kitchen doing the New England winter version of sunbathing (slightly different than Lucy Vivian Holland's!) which consists of sitting in the sun that is coming through the frozen window. Joe is sleeping, the laundry is in a brief state of being complete, and we're listening to Rufus Wainwright. Lovely.


Candice said...

My package is going in the mail - miracle blanket on the way. Emma couldn't live without hers.


Alena said...

So freaking cute!!!! That hair!