Good news! Most nights this week Ina has slept through the night and well into the morning in her own crib. She is such a big girl (who loves to blow spit bubbles).
At her 4 month appointment her doctor told me to nix the baby monitor because I was waking up to every little noise she made. I had received that advice before, but somehow I needed to hear it from her doctor before I could lose the guilt.
Now, I wake up when she needs me, but not to her normal sleep / wake cycle. This weekend I was so excited and refreshed after waking up on my own without any alarm - human or otherwise.
However, I have run into a problem that I had not anticipated. If Ina sleeps all night, then she doesn't eat all night. So, I am not , ahem, equipped to run until she wakes up to eat.
So, yesterday, I wanted to run so bad. So bad. I put on my race shirt and waited. And waited. But by the time Ina woke up, it was time for me to get ready for work.
I tried to tell myself I would run after work, but Dan didn't get home until bedtime. Even if he didn't have to work late, I would have felt guilty using the few hours a day I get to spend with Ina running.
I have never been an evening exerciser, but I might have to change my ways and hop on the treadmill after putting Ina to bed. I just don't see how people pull the energy to exercise after such a long day of work, dinner, dishes, laundry, etc. Any advice?
Simply Filling is still going wonderfully, I plan to write up a full review in a few weeks.
Breakfast - overnight oats. Note - I think these taste much better with quick cooking oats than regular oats.
Lunch - I cleaned out the fridge and made a loaded sweet potato topped with leftovers from the night before (we had crockpot tacos carne asada)
This was so good I might make it on purpose next time.
Dinner - spicy meatloaf with baked potato and roasted green beans. Dan had to work late, so Ina was my dinner date.
Snacks - orange, pineapple, bran flakes cereal