Yesterday I was talking to my Mom on the phone while taking care of Ginny. She has been particularly difficult at night, since she had been sleeping really well all day long. I enjoy having her sleep during the day so that I could get more done.

Sleep v. productivity. The story of my life.

So my Mama and I were trying to set up a date night for B-man and I and she says “I’ll just come get her right now.”

It was 2 pm.

So she came over, we spent 30 minutes trying to wake Ginny up so I could fed her, moved the car seat, and once she was done eating I sent my daughter, my Mama, and a bag of diapers off to Grandma’s house.

Then I got on the computer and read blogs and reddit and then I took an hour long shower, blow dried my hair, wore a REAL bra, and got some things done around the house.

Around 5:30 we headed to my parents’ house, I fed Ginny again, and then B-man and I headed out on a date night.

Our second since she was born.

We went and saw “Crazy Stupid Love” which was a GREAT movie, and though I thought it was going to be a chick-flick… it was not. It was funny and clever and definitely worth seeing. At the beginning I was a little skeptical, but the movie definitely won me over.

Then we hit up Burger King (instead of O’Charley’s) because my boobs were hurting and it was time to feed that baby!

So yesterday we spent a good amount of time waking Ginny up… like every 2 hours. But it was totally worth it because she slept for 5 hours last night, and it was awesome!

I am so thankful to my Mom. Being able to go see a movie with my husband is such a welcome reprieve. Especially after a week of rough nights. I have decided though that I would rather be busy during the day than not sleep at night. lol.

By the way… I really think that waking up a newborn/young baby is probably one of the hardest things.

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  1. Glad you nad a nice little outing. Important to have some couples time.

    Also waking her up during the day is a really good idea because it will help her with the circadian rhythms and get her used to sleeping for longer stretches at night.

  2. I'm glad you were able to go out. I have never had a child. I know it is a lot to balance but I think a goodnight sleep is important at least for most of the week. Before long, she will probably sleep through the night.

  3. I don't think I've ever commented, but kudos to you for having date-nights! My husband and I schedule ours, and it is something I am determined to keep up once our baby arrives in late December.

    Keep posting, your blog is very informative to me, especially as a "young" mother (not that I think 25 is young, it just seems to be based on regional standards).

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