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Why won’t my baby sleep are being serenaded by the loudest fireworks display EVER!!

Despite the fact that a creaky floorboard 2 rooms away can be enough to wake our boys, both of them fell into a deep sleep during the Southport Musical Fireworks competition roughly a quarter of a mile from our house. The windows are actually rattling to the bangs and the garden’s illuminated by the flashes yet Fe and Lucas are sleeping… what???

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Women need to sleep more

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Why won’t my baby sleep ‘like’ this. Someone posted this on Facebook and I felt it was relevant to my plight. Just need to teach the boys how to read so they understand how important it is that their Mummy gets a good night’s sleep!

Night 1, unfolds…

How our night went. Lucas slept until 1.15am. I changed him, fed him and he fell asleep in my arms. Rather than sitting there (for a long time) whilst he goes in to a deep sleep I lifted him and lay him in his bed. He woke up and I just sat next to him, to my surprise he closed his eyes and went back to sleep. I heard him playing with a musical Mickey Mouse toy at about 6.50am and about 7.10am he walked in to our room holding 2 teddy bears and saying “Mummy”. You can imagine how amazed I was.
 
Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad. Felix woke just before 4am, wet and needing a bed and pj change. A quick trip to the toilet and he was back in bed. But he cried for his Dad every 15 minutes or so until 5.30am. So we are shattered!

Is it time for a bed

Bed day for baby has nearly arrived. Felix’x single bed arrived today, the mattress is due tomorrow. So countdown is commencing to Lucas getting felix’s hand-me-down little boy bed. The time has come where I can no longer sit with him until he falls asleep in my arms at bed time and through the night when he awakens upset or hungry or both.

So I sit here and think… well, now is the time to train our little 18 month old baby to want to sleep through the night. I am anticipating, like Felix, Lucas will be a challenge. If you read my account of ‘The night you hit the wall’ you will understand my trepidation of this thought. I’ll keep you posted to OUR progress.

Misery loves company

Sometimes it’s just nice to share a quiet moment – rare that they are these days and usually between 2 and 4 am but beggars can’t be choosers. Cup of tea and a cream slice really took the edge off the stress of the night’s event’s. back to bed for two and a half hours quality shut-eye.

a Dad’s perspective

Just because Sue does all the nightfeeds and running to and fro when Lucas kicks off, doesn’t mean I don’t do my share. Although monkey number one was ‘cracked’ shortly before the birth of monkey number two, he too, still has his moments. Last night was one of those moments. 45 minutes of sheer tantrum (including slapping and kicking – Fe, not me). Nothing could console him so not sure if it was a nightmare or he had a temperature or whatever. Brought back some bad memories and also the thought that things can go pear shaped at ANY time – so don’t get complacent. And DON’T take that sleep for granted.

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Still not understanding

One of the most frustrating things about a sleepless baby is that some people you meet often think they know why your baby is not sleeping, and that somehow, you are doing something wrong. They may not say these words exactly but somehow an off-hand comment can seem quite cutting and a snippet of advice like “Why not try tiring them out during the day” will only make you angry. Sarcasm is never a good response and often a punch is deemed inappropriate. People who are parents themselves often forget what you are currently experiencing.
 
“Mine were good and slept for 12 hours every night as soon as we brought them home from the hospital.” Another classic.

Tired and tested

Not a great night’s sleep, last night. Two disturbances. a wet mattress and then a full bottle. Ho Hum. Onwards and upwards