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01/06/2013 at 20:45
E's sleep has never been good. She has slept through 13 times ever now at 10.5 months although it is very slowly getting better, she usually wakes twice a night at the moment. H and I take it in turns night about to get up to her.
The thing is that the nights when it isn't my turn, I miss her. That's ridiculous isn't it? I really, really need my sleep in order to function at work believe me and I don't want to be doing all the nights, but when it's H's turn at the weekend I find myself getting up early to see her in the morning rather than treating myself to a lie in.
DOn't get me wrong, I'm not planning on volunteering to increase my night duty, but this feeling has been bubbling inside me for a while. Am I the only mad one out there?!
01/06/2013 at 20:49
Nope, I miss I and dash in there after nap time!
01/06/2013 at 21:59
Er, yes! Totally bonkers! Take sleep when you can get it I say. I absolutely hate getting out of bed in the night. Luckily my H sorts out most of the night wakings.
01/06/2013 at 22:20
Um yes. I love my kids but I need my lie ins to function. i think its lovely though that you want to spend as much time with her as possible.
01/06/2013 at 22:30
If you are crazy I am crazier.
In the 4 years 7 months since having my first child I have never had a lie in if they are in the house. With the exception of the 4 or 5 times my kids have slept over at my mum and dads I have been up every morning without fail when they are. I have also done every single night waking. None of this is because my H wouldn't want to or hasn't offered I should add, but it takes a lot to wake him up and I would just rather get on with it myself.
01/06/2013 at 22:49
I get what you mean and I do sometimes do similar, but I also really like my sleep!! As I'm still on mat leave during the week it's my job if he wakes up, he tends to stir most nights, so I find that I don't sleep very deey so when it's H's turn at the weekend I usually fall into a really deep sleep, so don't always hear him. If that's the case then in the mornings when I wake up I tend to go and see him straightaway and get my cuddles in!
02/06/2013 at 06:54
Well at least there are a few of us in the crazy gang! I think it might be partly to do with the fact that we aren't co-sleeping any more (well when she's not teething, ill, otherwise unsettled) and I miss the little night-time snuggles x
02/06/2013 at 07:43
I feel exactly the same when E started sleeping through. I missed the middle of the night cuddles with her. She now sleeps a lot and it worries me that when I go back to work I'll barely see her so I'll definitely be making the most of every waking moment with her.
02/06/2013 at 10:59
I miss O when he's sleeping and he doesn't even sleep through! I have been known to get him out of his cot (asleep) and have a cuddle when I go to bed
02/06/2013 at 11:27
Yes completely and utterly bonkers. I would kill for a full nights sleep and a lie in.
02/06/2013 at 12:53
Usually I'd say yes, but on Friday night MIL took M overnight for the first time (she's three on Thursday) and while I was glad that MIL is finally starting to take an interest I missed her loads, then I was on a girls day out yesterday so saw her for about twenty minutes yesterday morning, by the time I got in last night I was desperate for cuddlesand she was asleep so had to wait till this morning. I keep cuddling her and she's like get off me mummy I want to play
That said I love when she wakes during the night and cries for daddy and I can just roll over!
03/06/2013 at 10:36
No, you're not crazy IMO! I'm the same - it's odd, even though I love my sleep usually and work full time, I find it weird if T doesn't wake during the night! I miss him during nap time too - I think because I don't see him during the day I want to see him all the time when I do have him to myself! x
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