Sunday, April 12, 2009

*sobs* part 2

I know taking care of babies at night is gonna be difficult but I didn't know it's gonna be that tough!! I'm now seeing mothers in a whole new light!

For the past few nights, i've been up all night taking care of Peanut, and I've slept very little. The first two nights were the worst. Peanut didn't sleep much, and was very bright-eyed and bushy tailed so I had to be up all night too. The worse thing is she refuses to sleep in her crib because everytime I put her down, she'll scream the house down. Stress i tell you. I don't know how Tilam does it man. No wonder she drinks at least 4-5 cups of coffee every day.

Now, Peanut needs to drink milk every 3 hours. And i need to change her diaper too every time she drinks milk cos she doesn't like it when her diaper is wet. So you can imagine la, she'll wake up at 12am, screaming to be fed. By the time she finished drinking her milk and me burping her, at least 40 minutes will have passed. And by the time I changed her diaper, wipe her clean, put back her pants, and her booties on, phew, it'll be close to 1 hour by the time i'm done with the whole diaper+milk operation.

Which leaves me with 2 hours of sleep, that is if I can fall asleep immediately, or if she doesn't wake up crying again halfway through. And this continues every 3 hours for the whole nite and the whole day. Wah, seriously exhausting man. Luckily i have my PIL to help me in the day time, if not, I won't be even typing this now lor!

I can do it!!
I can do it!!"
I can do it!!! *brave face*

I have also been singing her some songs la to rock her to sleep. Why didn't i learn more songs when i was in kindy har?? My song choices are seriously limited lor. I can only sing ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary had a little lamb & Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer by heart so poor Peanut has been hearing me singing these on repeat. Dunno she sien or not. Eh, did you know that ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has the same tune?? Same composer kah?? I only realised it after i've sang both for like the zillionth time.

Super dem sleepy now. and by the way, HAPPY EASTER everyone!!!!!!!


Pei Chyi said...

hang in there peanut's mom!!! you can do it! in my eyes u are my hero!

Leona Lim said...

wah every 3 hours is very good liaw lor..babies below 3 months memang needs to eat every 3 hours, would be worrisome if she doesn' can do it!

Tinkerbell® said...

wow... jia you ok... bytheway, what do you mean by PIL?

Josie said...

The next thing you know, you will be a PRO on being a mommy and everyone will be running to you for advise. You will find a way to work around it for sure. *cough, you can sing her the worm song you taught me...

Peanut said...

PC: aiyo what hero? hahaha
Leona: yeah, i know 3 hours is normal, but wah, it's so tough to get a good nite sleep leh. how you do it ah? hehe
Kelly: Parents-in-law :)
Josie: oh ya the worm song!!! i'll use that tonite!!!

Pei Chyi said...

HERO lor! u know like wonderwoman, catwoman...that kinda hero :P

tAuRuS said...

oh no!!! u poor thing! can u imagine when come back to work that time I think u'd faint lor!!!

Peanut said...

PC: If i have triplets and no help, then I'm really a hero la hahahaha

Taurus: Actually me also wondering how i'm gonna do it when i go back work. how to stay awake in office ah? some more have to drive so far hahaha