Monday, September 26, 2011

About Work and Sleep...

Here we go... the start of another week!

Last week, my boss came back from vacation so my hours went back to normal (which is about 25 hrs/week).  Kudos to you full time working moms!  I would totally burn out in less than one month if I had to work full-time.  I'm not sure about other jobs but as a family doc I feel like I'm trying to meet everyone's needs.  So when I was working extra shifts I felt like I was non-stop trying to meet need after need after need...  Even after work, my phone would ring and I'm pulled to give sound advice... call in scripts... all this with screaming children in the background.  The lack of sleep at night does not help things either.

So... with back to normal hours I feel better.  Now if I can only get E to sleep longer at night.. all I ask is a consistent 3 hr stretches... soon it will be time to sleep train...

It is funny when I read my previous posts about training my child #2.  She sleeps great ever since... 7p-7a!!  I truly believe that if we didn't try to train her, she'd still be waking up crying in the middle of the night or crawling in bed with us.  Child #1, too!!

So first child slept through the night at 15 months... second child at 12 months.. I'm hoping with this third child he'll be sleeping through by 6!  We'll see...


  1. I always turn to natural sleep aids when I can't sleep. Of course these are not all advisable for babies! If only all babies are born attuned to the adult daily cycle.

  2. I hope you can get your regular sleep pattern back. Sleep is very important. If you're suffering from insomnia, I suggest that you try natural sleep aids .