Is it bad to not wake up properly until midday with a 3 wo?

(32 Posts)
apachepony Fri 25-Jan-13 13:55:41

I've always been a late riser but is this bad? My 3 wo baby feeds constantly from about 10pm usually but from about 6pm yesterday, until about 1-2am, then last night up at 4.30 for about another hour, then again about 8.30 when partner did winding, nappy changing before going to work - and we both fell asleep again until just before midday. Really I should be getting up at 8.30 shouldn't I? But I feel knackered... Is it anyone else as lazy? Should I get up earlier for my own good? Not getting anything else done either as baby only wants to sleep with/on me..

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Fri 25-Jan-13 13:57:14

Nope, sleep whenever you can.

When ds was that age he always had a long nap from around 8.30am so I went to sleep too.

Meglet Fri 25-Jan-13 13:59:15

Perfectly normal IME, especially as it's the middle of winter.

As long as you're both fed and clean then muddle through for now. Try and get out for a good walk though. I bet that once the days brighten up you'll be more enthusiastic about getting up at a more normal time.

nurseneedshelp Fri 25-Jan-13 14:01:44

Congratulations!

You've got a new born baby! Thats exactly what you should be doing.
It's excellent that you can switch off and sleep! I struggled when mine were babies but I wish I could have done because I'm sure I would have coped better!

PogoBob Fri 25-Jan-13 14:01:52

Nope,not bad in any way what so ever!

I would give my right arm to stay in bed until midday with 3wo DS, sadly 2 yo DD considers waking any later than 6am a wasted day! confused

Make the most of it and enjoy this time.

BookieMonster Fri 25-Jan-13 14:04:45

No, it's not bad, it's survival!

Herrena Fri 25-Jan-13 14:05:48

Are you serious? If the baby is sleeping then stay in bed!!

Be grateful that you don't have a toddler howling in your ear to 'come and PLAYYY' at 6am grin

BeebiesQueen Fri 25-Jan-13 14:10:08

3 week old? are you kidding, if the baby is asleep, you SLEEP!!

enjoy it

Getoutofmygumboot Fri 25-Jan-13 14:10:29

No way! Make the most of it!
I'm sure I spent the first 6 or 7 weeks of my dd's life either in bed or in my dressing gown.
Enjoy the quality time you get with your baby as that doesn't last long either!

Ooh and congratulations grin

TepidCoffee Fri 25-Jan-13 14:13:06

Not lazy, very sensible!

TerrariaMum Fri 25-Jan-13 14:14:19

What Tepid said.

noisytoys Fri 25-Jan-13 14:16:14

Go for it. I still do that with my 2yo. We do the school run, come home and nap til lunch I will miss it when she goes to nursery and I go back to work soon

rrreow Fri 25-Jan-13 16:34:16

It's what I did for the first couple of months.

AngelDog Fri 25-Jan-13 19:22:56

Getting up time was between 11am and 1pm until DS1 was at least 3 months old.

Wish I could have done it with DS2.

whatsoever Fri 25-Jan-13 19:29:01

Keep at it & sleep when you can. And congrats on the new baby. smile

apachepony Fri 25-Jan-13 21:23:02

Ah, thanks all! I will enjoy the lie in guilt free then!

brainonastick Fri 25-Jan-13 21:25:02

Come back and ask again when they are 3 years old. Until then, sleep the sleep of a thousand years whilst you can.

GuffSmuggler Fri 25-Jan-13 21:27:38

Wow. My newborn NEVER did this envy

PartTimeModel Fri 25-Jan-13 21:31:48

Relax. Enjoy. I'm a wee bit jealous smile

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Fri 25-Jan-13 21:31:52

My happiest memories are of lazy, long mornings snuggling in bed with DS when he was little.

He still rarely gets up before 8, he's 3 now

Make the most of it because its the only time you get to do it. Itruly missed having that lovely time with dc2

StripiestSocks Fri 25-Jan-13 21:52:34

Oh that sounds so lovely. Why on earth would you feel bad? I order you to enjoy any lie ins you get because they won't last!

MrsHoarder Fri 25-Jan-13 21:53:59

Is probably a good idea to get out in the daylight at done point, but apart from that, enjoy.

Cakethrow Fri 25-Jan-13 21:58:20

As another mother to a 3 week old who unfortunately has two older pre school DC (neither of whom nap during the day <sob>)I enviously say enjoy it!

Snuggly time is some of the best time spent with all my babies. I managed to convince the older two to cuddle up on the sofa with me and dc3 today and it was lovely. smile

Shaky Fri 25-Jan-13 22:00:48

I am sooooo jealous, my ds never did this, enjoy [jealous]

Shaky Fri 25-Jan-13 22:01:08

I mean envy

Brices Fri 25-Jan-13 22:03:48

I used to set my alarm then wake baby up and feed them but only because I thought if I gave them calories during daytime they wouldn't wake me up as much at night time

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Fri 25-Jan-13 22:03:56

Enjoy it! And it'll be lovely for bonding, too, so nothing to feel guilty about..

WinkyWinkola Fri 25-Jan-13 22:06:04

You lucky thing. It's such a lovely time.

Who says you should be getting up at 8.30? You get up when you want....

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 25-Jan-13 22:06:23

Oh yes we slept between 9 and 11 and then back to bed for the afternoon nap togeather.

It's worse when they get older and you all sleep in past 3pm and you know they won't now settle at 7 and its all your fault because cuddly sleeps are so much over than any other sleep!

As long as you follow sensible sleeping with a new born and not sleeping on the sofa or in bed with pillows etc enjoy it smile

SamSmalaidh Fri 25-Jan-13 22:15:04

My sister's baby was like this - got into a 12-12 routine by himself, but my 4 months was nearer 8-8 (with feeds in the night of course).

NotSoNervous Sat 26-Jan-13 09:03:37

You would be crazy if you got up and didn't stay in bed!! Enjoy it. Soon you'll want to sleep and your DC will have other ideas grin

Congratulations

MannUp Sat 26-Jan-13 09:56:29

I am doing the exact same thing! My son doesn't sleep well so am staying in bed all morning instead. Glad I'm not the only one smile

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