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AIBU to pretend the baby is still awake...?

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Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 13-Jun-13 19:11:05

Oh bugger! Baby DS has just started to fall asleep on his own in his cot. He's 11 months. It's taken a long time to get here...

But I've got used to sitting by his cot and reading now! WIBU to sit here in peace for another hour while DH makes dinner?

Justforlaughs Thu 13-Jun-13 19:12:05

Not at all, what he doesn't know....

HeadFairy Thu 13-Jun-13 19:12:57

I always tell dh it takes hours to settle dd i'm really mnetting on my phone grin

NotSoNervous Thu 13-Jun-13 19:13:53

YANBU make the most of it grin

Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 13-Jun-13 19:14:21

To be fair, I will be up half the night with said baby, and have to do the weekend on my own with both of them.

Unfortunately, I can't demand he bring me a drink...

pigsDOfly Thu 13-Jun-13 19:14:34

Shh! Don't tell him. Just enjoy your book and the peace.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 13-Jun-13 19:15:25

Hell yeah!! I stay horizontal MNing reading an intellectual book long after the baby has unlatched and fallen asleep. grin

thebody Thu 13-Jun-13 19:16:35

Go get a drink of wine but look harassed and say how hard he is to settle.

Then enjoy it in peace OR put your head down and have a kip OR keep on mumsnetting.

RenterNomad Thu 13-Jun-13 20:16:05

Or go to the loo! Better reading light, and fewer blushes if you're caught!

Themobstersknife Thu 13-Jun-13 20:19:02

Love it! Sometimes I have a lovely little nap whilst pretending to settle DD1, whilst she snores next to me.

MamaChubbyLegs Thu 13-Jun-13 20:31:48

YANBU! I do it all the time! If I go downstairs too early, DP thinks Im going to do the washing up grin

You deserve your chill time wink

Tweasels Thu 13-Jun-13 20:33:18

I do it every night, it's often the only time I get alone.

DeskPlanner Thu 13-Jun-13 21:16:28

Oh, I always do this. grin

HollyBerryBush Thu 13-Jun-13 21:19:32

I can just imagine the reverse thread if a male Dp had the knack of settling a baby - the demands for 50% bog brushing would be out in force.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 13-Jun-13 21:29:53

Oh it's no 'knack', Holly. It's 11 months of being the only one to ever attempt settle the child.

But this isn't a DH bashing thread.

And dinner was delicious.

maddening Thu 13-Jun-13 21:54:54

I don't understand how we got from lighthearted thread to the bog brushing demands confused

yanbu op - enjoy the peace :-)

BabylonReturns Thu 13-Jun-13 21:59:29

I feel your pain!! Ds is 14 months and only started to self settle in cot in the last couple of weeks.
I'm still BFing him, but last thing at night he has a bottle of cows milk and settles really well on his own, but I do miss the time up there MNing by myself!!! smile

Pontouf Thu 13-Jun-13 22:00:20

Totally reasonable, I think you have to snatch the bits of you time whenever you can. I decided that as my DH gets a lunch break at work when he can do whatever he wants and I am at home eating my lunch while trying to breastfeed an 8 week old and nagging my 2.7yo to eat his veg then I am entitled to steal half an hour here and there by doing stuff like that.

I have also persuaded DH that he is the king of burping babies so in the evenings when I have fed DD I hand her over to him to pat/back rub/ generally mess about with while I go back to MNing in comfort. He feels useful and smug when she burps and I am unburdened. Marvellous!

PullyWoolOver Thu 13-Jun-13 22:04:19

Hope you enjoyed your peace Judy grin

Completely random, but your NN is my absolute favourite song ever - just had to say...

Trapper Thu 13-Jun-13 22:24:01

Pontouf - my wife used to do that to me! I honestly believed I was an amazing burp-whisperer...

Trapper Thu 13-Jun-13 22:29:41

And no, you are not being unreasonable. Enjoy!

honeytea Thu 13-Jun-13 22:36:23

Yanbu, at least you baby is in bed. I pretend bf 6 month old ds, when he falls asleep I keep his on my breast, dp is non the wiser. I too do the night wake ups so I think it's fair.

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