Because I’m using the Baby Connect app to track nursing and sleeping, I can tell you that two nights ago our night looked like this:
2 hours of nursing + fussing intervals
2 hours of sleep, nurse/soothe
33 minutes of sleep, nurse/soothe
1 hour, 32 minutes of sleep, nurse/soothe
1 hour 45 minutes of sleep, nurse/soothe
45 minutes of sleep, nurse/soothe
12 minutes of sleep, nurse/soothe
= ~ 7 hours of sleep, nothing over 2 hours
So when this happened, I was elated:
1 hour of nurse/soothe
2 hours, 20 minutes sleep, nurse
4 hours, 12 minutes sleep(!!), nurse/soothe
47 minutes of sleep, nurse
1 hour sleep, nurse
= ~ 8.5 hours sleep plus a 4 hour stretch and nearly 2.5 hour stretch!
When I was finally up, showered, dressed, baby fed again, it was 10am! I just made time for a bowl of cereal: raisin bran, granola, banana, coconut, chia, milk. So good!
During a nap in the carrier, I managed a 45 minute walk. Unfortunately I was wearing jeans and 2 shirts and it was HOT out. Add a mini furnace strapped to my chest and that was one sweaty walk! But I wasn’t about to change clothes and risk waking him up.
For lunch I made a variety plate of fun things –
Leftover squash plus a salad with Bleu D’Auvergne and pecans
And a deconstructed butter sandwich – almond butter and pumpkin butter!
Mid afternoon, this snack was required. A white cheddar cheese stick and an apple. These cheese sticks are so handy!
When evening came around, we headed to the Nest Realty County Fair!
The whole team at Nest Realty put on an awesome party for their clients. Our fabulous realtor – Karen Ball – was our host. Shown here with our neighbors, who also bought their house with her!
Due to bad weather, the event was held in the Water Street Parking Garage, but it was very well done and impressive for such a large group of community members.
We ran into tons of people we knew! There were also about 20 dads with babies in carriers and about 1,000 kids running around : )
Dinner was provided by Buz and Ned’s BBQ in Richmond. Matt and I were totally impressed!!
The BBQ was super smoky, the beans were thick and rich, and the slaw and mac and cheese, classic.
We shared local beer – a Full Nelson – with dinner, and hung out with friends.
And this cookie – an Oreo Cookie Cookie made my night!!
We lucked out with baby feeding timing – I fed him before we left and we got home just in time for another. He slept on Matt the whole time we were there!