. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Night Nurse

August 14, 2013

Night Nurse

giraffe sweater: down east basics (only $12 right now!)   shorts: loft  sandals: target

The night times have definitely been the most stressful part of my day since having Addilyn.  She would much prefer to be held all night.  Which is why I am so thankful for my dad.  The last three Saturday nights he's come over to my house around 11 and just stays in our living room holding Addilyn.  She doesn't seem to care to sleep before midnight so he holds her until she falls sleep, stays with her and then brings her into me when she needs to eat.  He even changes her diaper, gets her swaddled up again and puts her back to sleep and stays till about 4 or 5 in the morning. 

He is like the baby whisperer.  I jokingly called him my night nurse after the first time and I only wish that he was there every night!  It has definitely been a huge blessing to get a few good hours of sleep and not have to worry if she is happy and being taken care of.  

Want to know another way I've dealt with the stress of having a newborn? Read about my neuro BLISS experience here.  


Happy Wednesday!

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39 comments:

Vicki Garrett said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a very sweet Dad you have! I learned that ANYTIME someone wanted to give me a break and take over, I let them. My daughter had colic and would just cry and cry. When we stayed at my in-laws house, my mother-in-law volunteered to sit up and rock her while we slept. She was very helpful and I will never forget it.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

First of all, your shorts are adorable, I love them!! That is so precious and kind of your dad :) It really does sound like something my sweet dad would do too! What a blessing!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awe what a great Dad and Grampa!!! So awesome. That is amazing.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Okay, those shorts I. NEED. THEM. so cute!! And your dad is awesome. I don't even think my dad would know how to swaddle!

Night Chayde said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this outfit :)


Nightchayde

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is AMAZING, how awesome is your dad? And how great do you look?

Carly
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still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a super sweet dad you have, katie!! that is awesome! also that giraffe sweater is ADORABLE!!

Jennifer Miller said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO SWEET! Also, love the sweater you are wearing, so cute.

Ash said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

1. Love your giraffe sweater!
2. What a sweet daddy! I may force my dad to move nearby when I have a baby. :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love those shorts!! and that is sooo sweet of your Dad!! i'm sure he's in love.

xo,
Angela

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How sweet of your dad! That is amazing!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This top is adorable and I love the scalloped shorts!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You can tell he's been waiting for another granddaughter :) I'm sure he considers himself the lucky one!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that is great.

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so sweet!!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! That's amazing that your dad does that for you! Every mom should have someone like that in their life!

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie, you look SO good!!!
What a sweet grandpa Addilyn has!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great dad you have! So sweet!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this post. What a wonderful dad you have. I think that is so sweet and thoughtful. Also you look amazing!!!! I love your outfit.

Susan Jeffries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fabulous dad! Its too bad that I don't live closer to you. I actually am a baby nurse who left my beloved job to work in our family business. I would love nothing more than to rock your sweet baby at night. Be blessed! Susan

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm pregnant so I don't feel bad admitting this, but hearing this story about your dad just made tears stream down my face for a good 5 minutes. It is so sweet. Not only because he loves you so much to give you rest, but that he loves his grandbaby so much he wants to spend those wee hours of the night just holding her close to him. I don't know why I got so emotional...hormones I"m sure, but my parents live 14 hours away and I know my dad won't be able to have those moments - at least not often. You are so blessed and so is he and so is Addilyn. I love this.

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so sweet of your Dad!! I only hope that I live closer to my parents by the time that my husband and I start having babies!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh that is so sweet of your Dad!!! That just makes me smile.

Sara {Social Sara} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just teared up reading this. What a sweet Daddy you have! Such a blessing! You look great, by the way!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is awesome that your dad does that for you guys!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kayla Peveler said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How sweet of your dad to come and help!! That is awesome he is so great with your little gal! :)

Amy Harris said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love love your shorts!! and what a sweet grandpa addilyn has :)

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the scalloped shorts! And those sandals...they are a wardrobe staple ;) And I am picking up some of that Neuro Bliss today..if it works like the Neuro Sleep..I think I am going to love it

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an amazing Dad, you are blessed! So good having someone like that you feel confident leaving bubs with :)

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! What an absolute blessing that your dad is willing to do that for you! He sounds like am amazing man! He obviously adores his daughter and granddaughter. :-)

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You've got a very sweet Dad!! :)

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your dad sounds like an angel! That is so sweet of him and I love that it is helping you relax just a bit.

Aub Noelle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh I love your giraffe shirt! You have the cutest clothes.

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sweetcandydreamer.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet thing to do :-) xx

Kristine@thefoleyfam said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love ure outfit! How sweet is ure dad? That's so special for all of you.

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so awesome that he's there to help you out! I and two of my siblings were in our teens by the time our youngest sister was born--she was an extremely fussy at night baby and my Mom had a difficult recovery back to health--so it was a family project to take care of baby Sarah at night, with us older kids taking shifts, too!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your dad is amazing!!!! Oh my goodness. It really is incredible what a few hours of sleep can do for you. So glad he's there to help!

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your dad = awesome!

Danielle Wallace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Reading back on your posts, I swear we have the same child! Grace also wouldn't sleep anywhere but in arms her first few weeks and my father in law did the same thing- he came over and just held Grace and rocked her until it was time for her to eat again.