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08/09/2014 at 07:37
Didn't really give this a second thought while pregnant but obviously now A is here and I have 2 kids to look after it's become more noticeable that I'm the solo night waking handler
When O was teeny H worked daytimes in London. Unfortunately he lost his job when a turned 1 and he's been working 4/5 nights locall ever since. With O it's never been an issue as he was older and he's always been a great sleeper, bug obviously A is waking every 3-4 hours and having occasional day/night confusion where it'll be playtime in the middle of the night.
I'm struggling for sleep and we've no family support locally. How did/do you cope? H sleeps poorly too as he's not really sure out for night working/day sleeping x
08/09/2014 at 11:18
Coco my heart goes out to you. We are in a similar situation but I am the night worker and have opted to do it (like a fool). We are very lucky to have family support, without this we wouldn't be able to do it or at the least would be facing exhaustion. If family can't help tho and hubby is at work I stay up with c from my shift and nap when she does then I go to work again for 12 hours. It's very hard, very tiring and it puts everyone involved under pressure. Is your.oh looking for a new job? Xxx
09/09/2014 at 16:04
My H wasn't a night worker, but when J was born, we weren't living together so I had both kids on my own, and did all the night feeds/changes/settling, until J was around 5 weeks old (when he started sleeping through)
It was tough, but I managed because I had to. Luckily, C was at school during the day, so i'd try and nap when J did.
I did rock the walking dead look for a while though.
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