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sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 08:37:38

My dear 14 month ds has been awaking at 6am over the last few days as all the windows are open due to the heat (therefore early morning noise - like the chickens down the road!) He is normally a great sleeper but this is making me exhausted! I know it will pass but I just wanted to whinge, I am knackkered!!!

maidamess Mon 28-Jul-08 08:38:37

I know it won't make you feel any better but 6 am is normal in our house. I decided going to bed earlier (me, not him) was the only answer!

sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 08:41:55

You poor thing, unfortunately dh is not so keen to go to bed early so will have to sort him out!

mamadiva Mon 28-Jul-08 08:56:51

My DS is an awful sleeper always has been. He used to get up at about 2am for some reason and that would be him! Now though he gets up between 5.30am and 7am not much better but at least he's sleeping.

What time does your LO go to bed at night? And does he sleep in his own room?

Notyummy Mon 28-Jul-08 08:57:15

Yep, 6ish is the norm here. 540 this morning because of open windows and fecking dogs/wood pigeons. Dh and I need to be up for work by 6 30ish, so even if dd has a lie-in, we can't most of the time!

Tbh, your dh may just have to get on with it and get to bed at a sensible time if it continues. Both dh and I would like to stay up later and read/watch films, but as we take it in turns to get up for her, 11is the very latest bedtime we do.

Sorry if that sounds a bit harsh in your dh...just mho.

When the hot weather passes, hopefully it will get easier for you.

wb Mon 28-Jul-08 09:02:37

6AM is normal here too I'm afraid - dh hasn't set an alarm clock since ds1 arrived. 'Tis the way of little'uns, I'm afraid.

mamadiva Mon 28-Jul-08 09:08:57

Oh as much as we say it is the norm it is difficult especially if your child slept fine before, my DS is 2 now so am used to his not sleeping! wink

slayerette Mon 28-Jul-08 09:11:11

When you said early waking, I was expecting 4 or 5 am - sorry to sound unsympathetic but 6 am has been the norm here for the last 5 yrs! So without wanting to crush your optimism, when you say you know it will pass, please don't count on that happening! As others have said, you may just have to adjust your routine...

sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 09:11:57

DS goes to bed at 7/7.30pm, so I am very spoilt! Dh decided to come to bed the other night at 11.45 (after watching the last hour of "Heat" which he has seen about 15 times before) so we had a major "disagreement" about that - I cannot get to sleep first as he always disturbs me. Why do they always have to watch films they've seen before? I can never understand that. As for the neighbours chickens - I want to ring their necks (chickens, not neighbours!) - they are aspiring to "River Cottage" which isn't really happening in a victorian terrace! LOL

mamadiva Mon 28-Jul-08 09:28:02

PMSL at chicken situation, that must be a pain!

My DS goes to bed at this time to have tried keeping him up later but most nights he just screams for bed when he's tired at about 7 and there's not much I can do then is there.

If your DP wants to stay up late that's up to him surely you could get to sleep if your that tired. You can't expect him to go to bed at same time as you even though he may be tired too it is his decision though. Does he wake you up or just make noise and stirrs you?

sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 09:31:34

DP just makes too much noise! I know I am really lucky with ds' sleeping pattern compared to a lot of you, my whinge was lighthearted, wasn't meant to wind up all my fellow MNers!!

FraggleMum Mon 28-Jul-08 09:35:47

My DD is almost 5 months and always wakes between 5 and 6 (I'm overjoyed if it's nearer to 6!) but as she is still young I'm still enduring a few night feeds too. She was up at 5 this morning babbling to herself until 6. I'm hoping that eventually she will settle into a nearer 6 wakeup time all the time - fingers crossed!
Sazzerbear - I'm with you in the husbands watching stuff they have seen a thousand times before. Mine seems to be a little overfamiliar with many lines from various films!

branflake81 Mon 28-Jul-08 15:03:32

Not being funny but I get up at 6am in the summer. I don't think it's that early.

sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 15:12:18

I would certainly not be getting up at 6am unless it was absolutely necessary! Branflake81, you certainly are an early riser!

meandmyjoe Mon 28-Jul-08 19:25:49

God I'd love a lie in til 6am! I know this won't ease your situation but my ds was up at 3:45 this morinig ready to start the day sad, tried all ways to get him back to sleep, he was having none of it. Very depressing as he used to be a great sleeper and go from 7:30pm to 8am, last few months have been a BIG shock to us!

Prettyfull Mon 28-Jul-08 19:37:21

I dont think you can ever get used to lack of sleep! DD's 4 mext month and has only ever slept through bout 20 times. She wakes everynight atleast twice but can be anything up to each hour. She slept better as a newborn waking every 2 hours for a feed!

6am is also normal time, usually its between 5-6am im lucky if dd sleeps in after this!!

hillbilly Mon 28-Jul-08 20:04:04

6am is a luxury here too! Quite often ds wakes at 5ish but I can usually get him to have another half hour or so. He is 9 months.

DD (3) used to be an early riser but now goes till about 6.45.

I reckon anything before 6 is crap but after that it is managable for us.

TinySocks Mon 28-Jul-08 20:11:22

6am every morning! sounds like a dream.
DS is 3.6yrs and wakes up between 5 and 5:30, regardless of the time he goes to bed.
I dream of the day he will stay in bed till 6am. Enjoy!

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