When Ben went back to work on 2nd shift I thought it was going to be so much easier on us. Boy was I wrong. I’m getting to sleep later, but I feel so much more run down. I know part of that is because I’m battling a stomach virus, but most of it is because Ben is at work during the hours when the kids are the crankiest.
I wouldn’t call Aubrey colicky, but she has gassy fits every evening that last a couple hours. I went through full blown colic with Ellie, so this is nothing compared to that. Still it would be much easier if Ben were home during the hours when it happens.
Then there is the issue with Ellie’s sleep habits. She’s always had trouble winding down and going to sleep, but the issues have ballooned with her having a hard time adjusting to Daddy not being home in the evenings. Several nights this week we were still battling to get her in bed at 2 or 3 am! On the other hand the baby is sleeping 7 hours straight, so at least one of them is taking it easy on me!