Monday, July 16, 2012

We Did It! We Made It!

First weekend of Matt's new job and we made it through. It was hard, probably harder on Matt than me, but we made it.

Matt went to work Friday night and stayed up all night after being awake all day on Friday. It was kinda like staying awake for 24 hours. Saturday, Matt got to sleep during the day a little. I took the kids out shopping and to a birthday party so that he could have peace and quiet, but daytime is hard to sleep through. Matt only got 5 hours of sleep before the sun and the day got the best of him and he was awake again.

Matt said the second night was better than the first night, but he had a harder time sleeping through the day on Sunday. The kids and I were stuck in the house and as much as I would like the kids to stay quiet all day, it is not in a child's nature. We woke up Matt and the phone woke up Matt and a meeting a church... Matt did not get a lot of sleep and then he had to stay awake all night again.

I hope Matt gets more sleep today, but we shall see. We have Matt's sister watching the kids during the day while he gets some rest. I hope it goes well.

Things were hard on me too this weekend. I am not used to being full time, alone parent. I'm used to taking care of my kids, but Matt is usually there with me and I don't know all of their daytime schedules. It got frustrating at times just because I'm not used to it. Bedtimes were fairly easy because that is what I am used to. I always put the kids to bed.

But, bedtime for me was more challenging. I'm not used to Matt not being there with me and I kept waking up and looking for him, only to find empty space on the bed next to me. Additionally, I was the one waking up with the kids at night every night because I was the only one there. During the week, Matt wakes up with the kids in the night because I work during the day and I am used to sleeping through it.

This will definitely be an adjustment. But, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Next week, we will be armed with more things to help Matt sleep during the day. More curtains, earplugs, white noise, and sleep eye shades.


Marie said...

You survived! That is a huge adjustment. Hopefully you can both get more used to it.

Sarah said...

Crazy stuff. I hope it gets better! I use this white noise machine for Jack. It's at Wal-Mart near the candles. It's small and works great. I recommend.