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The Dreaded 4 Month Sleep Regression

Newb Mom here.. again….. Third blog I have done this week.

Ah my sweet little baby… that only took a twenty minute nap and woke up ready to play. Yeah right. I know what’s going on here and NO, you may not get up to play. Why not? Because twenty minutes is NOT a nap and you will be cranky because of it.

This is the conversation I have been having with Little Man the last few days. We are in the throws of the 4 month sleep regression. It can happen as early as 3 months and as late as 5 months. Basically his sleep is all thrown off lately. He has been fighting bedtime and naps, he’s been getting up all hours of the night to eat, and it is nearly impossible to get him to settle back down when he takes these “micro” naps. (more…)

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Why all new mommies are Zombies: tips for better sleep with an infant

Newb Mom here again.

I am tired. I’m talking zombie tired.

I bet you think I’m writing this at 2am while nursing a hungry baby huh? Nope. Its 8:00 in the morning. A perfectly reasonable hour to be awake. Was I up all night? Nope. Little man got up twice between 8pm and 6am and went right back to sleep each time. So now you are probably thinking that I am just complaining. A 4 month old sleeping 10 hours and only waking twice is amazing! I should feel rested and refreshed, ready to take on the world. (more…)

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Be Prepared

Around 4 am on Monday morning I am awakened by the lovely sound of my wife’s voice. She is telling me that she just got off the phone with the Dr and we need to go in to the hospital right away because she is having cramping. My sleepy brain is very confused by this information because she is not due for another month and even if the baby were coming early I expected her to be having contractions, not cramps.

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It’s A Boy!


I think everyone has a preconceived notion about how things will be when they find out they will be a parent for the first time, I know I did. My wife and I found out just how far off we were on that. At first we were scared out of our minds. All we could think about was how expensive childcare is, how there was no way she would be able to stay home with the baby, and how much this would cut into my gaming. Ok, that last one was just me.

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