How to stay awake during night feeds part 4 - Food porn a plenty

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HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Sat 10-Nov-12 23:36:03

A brand spanking new thread for midnight ramblings, chocolate covered pretzels and so much more grin

missingmymarbles Fri 23-Nov-12 05:12:45

Still hourlysad sooo tired....

Susieloo Fri 23-Nov-12 05:33:47

Up again so he's done 2 hours 20 minutes which is pants, I really thought he had
dropped a feed when he was going through until 1 and then 5 which he managed a whole 3 times. He's back in his cot looking at his projector but I think this will be us up for the daysad

Susieloo Fri 23-Nov-12 05:34:24

Hope your kit day goes okay fun

MrsNPattz Fri 23-Nov-12 05:45:39

Second feed here, nearly made it to 6!

Smicha wow Washington! I love America so much smile did you celebrate thanks giving yesterday?

Hope everyone is getting some much needed sleep now!

funch hope the KIT day goes ok!

Smicha Fri 23-Nov-12 06:11:25

What a pants night all round! Hope your KIT day is ok funch.

mrsn I forgot it might look like I'm American, but no, just a Geordie! marbles was asking where in the north east I'm from and I'm from the original Washington, which is a small town between Newcastle and Sunderland! Funnily enough an American at my nct class brought thanksgiving cake yesterday so I did kind of celebrate it smile

Twobuttonsaway Fri 23-Nov-12 06:43:55

Sorry for all those that had bad nights, baby buttons cluster feeding frenzy went on til 9:30pm last night, but then he slept til 3! Elated until DS1 aged 4 woke me up to ask for breakfast at 4:50!!! Grrrr.

Hope you all have a good day, I am off shopping! Hoping to start and finish Xmas stuff today as will do most on line!

MrsNPattz Fri 23-Nov-12 09:27:35

Oh smicha I feel silly now blush hehe well I like Geordies too grin but have never been to Newcastle! I do have to admit that Geordie Shore is my guilty pleasure though.........lol

We are just getting ready to hit the road and have a sneaky McDonalds breakfast wink so I will speak to you guys tonight!

Smicha Fri 23-Nov-12 10:01:05

Ha ha don't worry mrsn I was only being so specific because marbles is from up there too! I expect very few people have heard of Washington UK! I usually just say I'm from Newcastle. Enjoy your maccie d's!

Hello all. Sorry to hear that there were bad nights last night. I'm afraid we actually had quite a good night - in bed at 9 (after an evening of screaming, it must be admitted), then feeds at 1 and 5! and we got another hour after that, so I have not felt at all bad today.
We did our music class today. Am not sure if we will rebook for January - unfortunately rhythm is not the teacher's strong point! (sorry, music snob alert...) Still, Kid seems to enjoy all the sensory input so we will see.
Awful weather forecast for the weekend... Hope we get our obligatory walk!

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Fri 23-Nov-12 16:16:05

Hi everyone, I managed to write & delete two posts last night so gave up after that. We had a good night, I went out for dinner with some old friends and was dreading it a bit as an hours drive each way meant I had to take babylump with me and as evening is usually her shouty time I had visions of getting to the restaurant and having to come straight home again. But, she was fab! She slept the entire meal, I even got to eat pudding! Got home about 11 and she was awake until 2am but then slept til 6 so small price to pay for a lovely evening out smile

We've been out walking today, DD1 got covered in wet sand and mud but seemed happy enough. Nap time now, daren't move them so were all just sat in the car on the drive!

Hope everyone's having nice days. funch how was your kit morning?

missingmymarbles Fri 23-Nov-12 19:30:52

Missmarbles is in bed now, after a busy day and not that much nap time. She is much better again today, and has coughed less. She's still messed slightly with feeds but has taken a few really good feeds so hopefully we are getting back on track and we will get some consecutive hours sleep. Fully expect that I will have to go up again to feed the other side before she is properly settled though.

DH says I have to go to bed early tonight, because I have been wrecked today and have had a fuzzy headache. I know he is right but I like to be an adult and spend some time with him for a bit when the kids are in bed. I am persuading him to come up with me and then I might be more inclined to gosmile It's Friday night so DD1 is still up at the minute anyway.

Probably catch you all later smile

Smallgreenone Fri 23-Nov-12 20:07:23

Hi all, can't even remember if i posted last night or not I was so tired. We had a rubbish night so I took baby small into bed with me and co slept which made it better slightly. He's been asleep all afternoon too so am not really expecting a very good night. DH wanted to take him into his office but it we got the timings all wrong and hence baby small slept too long at the wrong time of day. He is normally in bed for 7 so we are an hour off already, am dreading what will happen to the middle of the night feeds. He'll probably think its morning at 3am aaaaaaaargh!
Going to attempt transfer but have very little hope for it. Here we go........

MrsNPattz Fri 23-Nov-12 21:01:45

Girls, I'm feeling a bit fed up and confused. We have arrived at my family's house and I feel like my whole world has turned upside down. Everything's all over the place, my brother is being loud, and I feel like I can't remember all the routines we usually have at home - how silly is that. And it makes me feel awful because I miss my family and home so much that now I feel ungrateful. And I feel guilty because if we lived near them then we wouldn't have this upheaval every time we wanted to see them. And I feel like I'm walking on egg shells with hubby as I feel he gets annoyed with my poor mum when she's just so excited about seeing her grandson because I moved so bloody far away sad sorry I just didn't think it would be like this, I have come upstairs to bed and have a little cry - I'm sure things will seem brighter in the morning. And I just wanted to thank you all for being here every time I need to clear my head. You really are a big part of my motherhood journey smile

Smallgreenone Fri 23-Nov-12 21:18:20

Transfer fail!
mrsn don't worry I'm sure things will be better in the morning. Things are always a bit strange when you're out of your own home and routines etc. I'm sure your DH is fine really and if he isn't then he needs to be more considerate to you and your mum, it's only natural for her to be super excited.
I'm in bed with baby small I've asked DH to take him if he isn't asleep by 10 as I really really do need some sleep and we are clearly in for a bad night. Baby small has also now developed a gunky eye, I sprayed him with breat milk earlier so hoping that does the trick!
See you all soon

Ameybee Fri 23-Nov-12 21:39:04

Ah mrsn! I felt like that in my own house on DD1's bday weekend! Just felt overwhelmed with everyone in our house! Then when we went for a meal n I got left with the bill to split n organise I almost had a breakdown, made an excuse that I needed nappies from shop & had a cry on my own but luckily my very intuitive mum realised n came after me! It's just so hard at first! Things will seem fine Tomo, make sure you still get to bed early If you want to xx

Smicha Fri 23-Nov-12 22:29:37

mrsn how are you feeling now? I bet it is very strange going back to the family home as a mother. Things will be better tomorrow when you and dh are less tired from the drive and the initial hyper excitement has calmed down a bit. It must also be strange bringing your routibes with ds to another house, but you'll soon get used to things.

I'm not sure what kind of night I'm in for, ds slept pretty much all day following yesterday's jabs but we haven't put him to bed tonight as dh felt he needed cuddling because he was a bit out of sorts I think dh was making excuses because he wanted a cuddle so ds had

Smicha Fri 23-Nov-12 22:31:20

Whoops! Posted too soon!

Ds has been on the sofa with us until now hmm Feeding now, then will attempt transfer to see if he'll settle in the cot in this sleepy mood.

funchum8am Fri 23-Nov-12 22:33:11

Oh no mrsn I am sure you will feel brighter tomorrow. Your DH needs to know any comments he makes about your mum are upsetting you. It is lovely she is so excited! Mine is the same but she comes to see us so it is a bit easier.

Kit day went well! Babyfunch took a bottle twice at the childminder and healthy amounts too, though CM said it took 'a bit of persuasion' each time. I am going to try a tommy tippee bottle tomorrow on case she just doesn't like the shape of the Avent teats.

I came home at 2 and expressed 10oz in one go - boobs were rock hard! I felt fine about leaving her and now feel guilty for not being all emotional about it iyswim!!! But all in all it is a relief to find the plans I have put in place re work and childcare are working out in reality. Loads of people have said I'd never be able to leave her, or go back to work by Feb, but it turns out I know myself better than them. Phew.

Sorry to hear about the rubbish nights last night...at least it is the weekend!

goat I am sooo jealous of your good sleep last night!

missingmymarbles Fri 23-Nov-12 22:36:05

Aaww MrsN, things will seem better in the morning. Sometimes I expect that everything will be perfect when we go to see family we've not seen for a while and then I am disappointed when its just normal, if that makes sense. It's really hard being out if your own environment with a baby. I remember totally barking DH's head off at my mums when DD1 was little over something ridiculous, but it was just because everything felt a bit strange, even though it was my family home. And when Missmarbles was born, like Amey said, I felt like that in my own house if people came over. I just didn't want anyone except DH, DD1, Missmarbles and me there, much to DD1's chagrin when I certainly didn't want her mates round for a while grin imagine trying to explain to a seven year old that her mother has gone off her head temporarily -lolgrin I think what I'm trying to ramble is, it's quite normal to feel overwhelmed with a baby.

Susieloo Fri 23-Nov-12 23:55:06

Hope you are catching up on some sleep mrsn and I totally agree with everything everyone else has said-I found it really hard being at my families for the night last week and we all ended up falling out over baby things which just made me sad. Sometimes it's all just too much I think and sleep deprivation makes everything so much harder to cope with IMO. Really hope you have a better day tomorrow.

We are on first feed of the night here so a slight improvement on the recent half ten slots, hoping this means he will miss the 1.30 and 2.30 slots tonight and head straight to 5grin

Attempting transfer.........

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Fri 23-Nov-12 23:55:20

Hope you're feeling a bit better mrsn, does your DH know he's upsetting you with his reaction to your mums excitement? Everything with a new baby is so overwhelming its easy to let things upset you. Really hope you feel better in the morning. <hugs>

I'm desperate to go to bed, babylump won't stay awake long enough to even attempt transfer yet but I'm struggling to keep my eyes open now sad

mrsn just wanted to add my hugs and support. Things do feel different the first time you do something like this, not least because there is a new little personality to add to the mix. I hope things are better in the morning when you and DH have been able to recover from the journey etc - and that he realises that being excited is part of Grandmother's job description!

Glad the Kit day went well, funch that's a worry less!

I just got myself really excited by looking at the clock when Kid woke me up and thinking that it said 4 am... Oh well, one day!

MrsNPattz Sat 24-Nov-12 01:30:41

Thank you guys! We just had 3 hours so I'm feeling a bit better knowing he can sleep in a new place. The room we are in (my old bedroom from the last 23 years before I moved up!) seems so noisy, if that makes sense, that I thought we would have gone downstairs by now so that's good. And I managed to wake up to feed little fella before he made too much noise - another thing I am conscious of! I think things will get easier (I hope) - it's just totally over whelming as you say. Hubby hasn't said anything about my mum, it's just my perception of the situation which is what I always do - I'm my own worst enemy! My mum can be quite over powering which is the complete opposite of his mum so maybe that's why I'm so conscious of things. I just wish I could just worry about me and little man rather than every other little thing as well cause it's just myself who ends up stressed by it!

Anyhoo, thanks again! funch glad your KIT day went well and you are confident about going back to work in Feb - that's good news!

Hopefully you all have good transfers, myself included grin

funchum8am Sat 24-Nov-12 02:39:02

Babyfunch just went 10:30 til 2:30! I feel like I have won the lottery! Not sure whether it is the infacol or random chance but I am so pleased. Now hoping it is not a one-off....

Glad things seem a little better and that baby is sleeping ok in a new place mrsn. A bit of sleep does make a big difference. Try not to worry about him making a noise - your family must realise that he is going to cry ay times, and have still had you over to stay!

Susieloo Sat 24-Nov-12 02:50:35

2nd feed of the night and babyloo is back in his cot wide awake looking at the cow jumping over the moon on the ceiling so I hope it's going to work it's magic, also hope he will now sleep until 7grin we will be back at half five I think but at least he's missed one wake up call so far.

Hope everyone is zzzzzzzzzzzzzsmile

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