Everyone has told me I should “sleep when the baby sleeps” to help make up for the sleep that’s misplaced during the early morning holler fest.
As much as I would love to sleep 12-16 hours a day (in random 1-5 hour chunks), there are times when Oliver is zonked and I must carry on.
Oliver will happily sleep almost anywhere. He likes to sleep in the car (while I”m driving), in the grocery store (while I’m buying food), on his after noon walks (when I’m doing the walking) and at appointments (unless he’s the one being looked at – and even then he catches a quick nap between handlings). He also likes to sleep on people, which makes it hard to try and sleep yourself (what if he slides off).
He also sleeps in his bouncy seat, play yard, moses basket and crib. He does not sleep in bed with us, he talks too much for that.
When the baby sleeps I try to catch a quick nap (assuming I am not driving, grocery shopping, or pushing the stroller). I also try to eat lunch because Oliver seems to Very Much Enjoy having Wide Awake Time when I’m trying to eat.