Kevin took 4 weeks off for paternity leave (3 weeks + Thanksgiving) and in addition to that we have some mom or dad or sister in town visiting for a few days each week to help... so I feel pretty spoiled.
Baby Ryan couldn't be cuter.
We love to cuddle with him. We also let him do tummy time in the buff during family dinner so that he'll actually say awake... he wants to sleep all the time during the day. Little dude eats every 2-3 hours. It takes him about an hour to eat... so I get an hour to read or relax on the couch every 2 hours... nice for me :)
Ryan is no Caitlin when it comes to sleep. I've made peace with it... since thankfully he's also not like Andrew! He'll sleep in 1 1/2 - 5 hour stretches at night... but usually just 2 hours at a time... I got two 5 hour stretches on two different day in the past week and a half and they were heavenly!
I am just grateful I don't need that much sleep! These days I go to bed at 9 or 10pm (which is unheard of for me)... and get 2-3 hours of sleep while Kevin entertains the little dude. Then he sometimes is awake on and off from 1-3 or 3-5am (or both)... so I get a few more 1 1/2 hour cat naps before we have Andrew bouncing into our room at 7am. With Kevin home I can also get a nap in the morning or afternoon... so overall I am getting plenty of sleep for me when you add it all up...
One thing I love about being up in the middle of the night with Ryan is that I always get my scriptures read and several other things done on the computer- emails sent, blog posts written, photos edited, etc. I also love that when Ryan is "up" in the middle of the night, he usually just eats (which takes at least an hour if I can keep him awake) and then goes right back to sleep.
I am not looking forward to Kevin going back to work and losing my morning naptime :) Hopefully Ryan decides he likes to sleep in longer increments by then!!
I am also not looking forward to Kev going back to work because we've been so productive with getting things organized around the house while he's been home! Today we sorted through all our baby clothes and put a lot in the "donate" pile and Kev organized my linen closet. Hooray!! Hopefully we'll finish the garage (finally) in the next few weeks too. I love paternity leave!