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Late Nights with Lex [Sep. 21st, 2008|02:50 am]
dalekboy
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Quick post. I've been very quiet this week, the reason being twofold. Sharon's mum was here, which meant I kept not quite getting to rest. That was nothing to do with her, just me reacting to a visitor. And then there were Lex's colic issues.

At around 11pm most nights, his crying and discomfort starts. I tend to be able to settle him more consistantly than Shaz, and so will usually sit up with him, until one of my attempts to lie him down isn't met with screams. Then I put him to bed.

Usually 3-4am is when he settles. But we had two new records set this week - 7am, and 9am. I wasn't up for all that time. When I finally reached the point when I had to crash, it was Sharon's turn.

During the day, he's a pretty happy kid, it's the night-times that cause him grief. Still it's actually better than it was last week. And while I hate his discomfort, I'm glad I can settle him, and I love spending time with him. But yes, many late nights have left me too tired to read or write.

Not much else to add, except to wave at Fe and her new bub! Congrats! I haven't read LJ in over a week, but Shaz has and filled me in. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-09-20 11:36 pm (UTC)
That's so hard :(

I have a book and DVD that I found helpful, I'll put them in the post on Monday as a loaner. Dr Karp's "Happiest Baby on the Block". Seems to back up everything I learnt at the mother/baby unit, and puts it in easy language that a sleep deprived brain can understand. DVD is even easier :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-09-21 01:50 am (UTC)
It's not so bad. I'm taking the chance to get through a lot of audio-plays - been working my way through the plays on the Darvos Collection :)

Thank you for the offer of the book/DVD. Dr. Karp is actually mentioned in the first season of Bullshit! They weren't knocking his book, just the fact that he was selling CDs of 'Sounds of the Uterus' :D

We should hit town sometimes after the 9th of October, and be around for a few days, so will hopefully get to catch up :)
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-09-21 10:38 am (UTC)
On its way.

LOL re Bullshit. I hadn't noticed it - but of course I wouldn't have back then :)

Your official birth present is on its way in the post too.

Hanging out for October!
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From: fe2h2o
2008-09-21 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks:-)

We're settling in well:-) Of course, third (it was the same second) time round there's more of a learning curve with the older two... the baby is the least of the dramas:-) We even have a name now:-)
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