Monday, April 25, 2011

My morning addiction

So I might have taken the advice "sleep when your baby sleeps" a little too seriously. 
Because I'm sure this advice must have been for the first few months only (when baby doesn't sleep through the night)...but I have continued to follow this advice to a point of well...addiction.
I am addicted to my morning nap.
After Gunnar gets his morning feeding around 6-7am...he generally falls back asleep for another 3-4 hours. And so do I. It is a glorious time. But it certainly doesn't help me get anything accomplished.
Sometimes I think I enjoy this nap so much that I somehow sleep longer than Gunnar does...I jerk myself awake to find that the morning has slipped away from me and I can hear Gunnar awake and playing in his crib. Whoops! Luckily Gunnar seems to enjoy alone time in his crib.
I might need to start thinking about weaning myself from this addiction. Because there is going to come a time when Gunnar won't sleep that long...or I might take a job...and I'm sure it will be easier for me to break this habit if I do it gradually rather than cold turkey.
BUT...maybe I'll wait a few more weeks...

1 comment:

  1. LOL, I was JUST having a discussion with Kelly and Hillary about how I believe naps are addictive! We are totally living parallel lives. I can't let myself nap unless it's a dire situation, because my night time sleep is always worse and then the next day I feel more tired, and my body expects the nap.

    You are so lucky your little man sleeps another 3-4 hours after a 6-7 am feeding! Mine JUST started sleeping through the night again after all our travels, and thankfully his wakeup is 7:00 instead of the 6:00 am he'd been dong. But once he's up any time after 6:00, he won't go back down again for at least 2 hours of wakeful time. Maybe that's just an age difference though... but hopefully the little G-man's will last!