So are we on to something here? I think so. Addison slept through the night for the 3rd night in a row. And for the 3rd night in a row, Riley has wanted nothing to do with sleep. I'm sure that Riley's problem is that she stays up at night and has proven she can sleep long stretches during the day so all we need to do is flip her little schedule around and we might have two sleeping babies.
Addison also had a rough afternoon yesterday. When I got home from work she had just had a bottle and was starting to cry in her swing. I picked her up and held her for a while. We rocked and talked for a while until she finally fell asleep. I thought...finally I can get some stuff done around the house. Sara has been having a rough time with Riley sleeping at night so she has been dead tired during the day and that leaves my house a total disaster area when I come home from work. I enjoy holding the babies and spending time with them but they normally fall asleep after a little while and I can have a couple of hours to get my house presentable again. Well Addison only slept for 30 minutes and then woke up crying again. She didn't want to allow mommy to pump or get anything done. All the while, Riley was sleeping away. Apparently she thinks the afternoon is night time and she doesn't wake up to eat or anything. I was stressed and tired and I just wanted to get the house in order and get the bottles made for the night, but no dice there. Jesse finally relieved me when he came home and I got some work finished.
Addison proceeded to cry the entire afternoon into the evening and was still crying when I went to bed. Jesse had to hold her and take care of the crying from there. I got a report from Sara that Addison finally calmed down at some point and was asleep by 10pm. Addison didn't wake at all during the night and was still sleeping when I left close to 5am this morning. Riley did fall asleep while I was getting ready this morning but Sara is going to try and keep her up as much as possible today so she will be tired tonight and will allow mommy and daddy to get some sleep since Sara is off baby duty on the weekends. Sara did say that Riley was not fussy last night, she just wanted to be awake so maybe she isn't having trouble with Acid Reflux but I will keep and eye on her.
I take Addison to the cardiologist today at 3:00pm and I hope we get a good report on her heart. I will also ask about what to do with missing her medication as she sleeps. I will post an update when we get back.
Happy 7th Birthday!!!
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