Also...DH has just improvised some extra coverings at the windows so now almost complete blackout. DD cried, went upstairs and could hardly find the cot-let alone see the baby! May just break my neck trying to find her to feed later
She still breast feeds 3 hourly, (have started weaning but she's just not keen - tongue thrust still) and often wakes about 5 ish, has a feed and decides she's ready for the day I get the most beautiful beaming smile, but I'm such a grumpy git at that time of day. Before 6am is still yesterday!
I feed her in bed at 5 in the hope that she may go back to sleep for a bit (works occasionally) but if I put her back in her cot in our room she just babbles, gurgles and squeals! It would be delightful a couple of hours later.
We don't have black-out blinds (big bay window and on a really tight budget) but have some heavy, lined curtains that I found in a charity shop so room is dark, but light leaks around the edges. I've tried keeping her up a bit later in the evenings (goes to bed 6.30-7ish) but she's just harder to settle when she's overtired and still gets up at the same time.
Do I just have to suck it up? And go to bed at 8 myself