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How to stay awake during night feeds part 6 - all welcome to join us!

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funchum8am Thu 03-Jan-13 14:05:36

Hi everyone, cannot believe we have exchanged over 5000 messages!

mrsn when we shared our locations on here a while back, heff, goat and I all turned out to live near Uxbridge so we met up having met on here. It is lovely, if you are ever down south let us know!

macaroons sounds like we are in the same boat hmm I officially return to work on 15 Feb but that is actually the Friday before half term so only have that day and then another week off before full time return hits. I am lucky that DH is being a SAHD til 1st July so no drop offs, pick ups or worries about the childminder ringing me because babyfunch is ill etc, and she is in great hands with him, much as I have been critical of him til we talked it over recently. However I am worried about being at work on no sleep - I will get in a lot of trouble if I lose my rag with a pupil or indeed a member of my team (one of whom is a pain). I will have to perfect the art of letting some things go (eg uniform issues in the corridor as opposed to in my lessons - I spend a lot of time arguing with pupils about these and intend to stop save for the very worst!) and dealing with others by just reporting bad behaviour to heads of year rather than dealing with it myself. I am head of faculty so will focus just on what happens in lessons in my faculty rather than working quite so hard on having the best corridor behaviour in the school in my area - it is great having that but takes a lot of time, energy and conflict so it will just have to go n the back burner until I am getting proper sleep again. At this rate dd will be in year 7 by then herself and can help me!

Smallgreenone Thu 03-Jan-13 14:44:52

Just marking my place for later.
How's potty training going heff?
Boobs are seriously engorged now and enormous, have sent dh out for cabbage leaves as heard that helps. hmm
Thanks for the formula tips, think we'll go with ready made as its easier I'm too lazy to go downstairs. Baby small also wont take it unless warmed as think he's got used to breast milk temperature. I've put a bottle warmer in his room for night feeds.
Hope everyone's having a nice calm day x

MrsNPattz Thu 03-Jan-13 15:05:03

Marking place!

Aw that's lovely - I will defo let you know if I'm in that area smile

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Thu 03-Jan-13 16:02:12

Marking my spot for tonight

Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 17:13:24

Marking marking

Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 18:24:59

Babyloo has not slept all day-at all, he did fall asleep on boob for approximately 20 seconds three times but that was it-good night-bad night to come who knows!!

Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 18:48:45

Third transfer fail in 30 mins-I'm guessing bad night!!

Goatbongohohoandjinglejingle Thu 03-Jan-13 18:57:05

Part 6???!!!!
<clicks false teeth, waves walking stick and stares at gigantic baby still requiring midnight feed... Oh no, that's just a nightmare!>

Smallgreenone Thu 03-Jan-13 19:33:16

Baby small lasted all of 10 mins asleep. Am
on third transfer fail. Guessing long long night ahead. Also starving because DH didn't put supper on at requested time angry

Ameybee Thu 03-Jan-13 19:59:48

Wow part 6!! Will we ever graduate??! We had a nice day. Took DD to a play centre, she had a ball (was too noisy for me with my slight hangover). DS been super cute & happy all day. Attempting bed now, early for us but he seems shattered!

I'm craving chocolate tonight big style. Not good that I know there's a huge bag of twirl bites downstairs - yum! X

heff how did potty training go today? Xxx

Tooodlepip Thu 03-Jan-13 20:00:07

Hi everyone

seriously 6 threads worth of no sleep

baby pip would only nap today for half an hour and is asleep now in his car seat in the kitchen, we had just come home from my mums

I hate seeing him so miserable he had a huge overtired meltdown in my mums house

So I am tonight on the laptop researching the EASY routines re the baby whisperer. I don't think I can do the cio, he is really small even though if i had the nerves of steel and just did it, it would probably do baby pip better in the long run he really is a baby who likes sleep and needs it shock

so I think (know) he is a sensitive baby so gets over tired and overstimulated really quickly and needs help calming down for sleep wink now if I could only figure this all out hmm

hope everyone gets some sleep tonight smile

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Thu 03-Jan-13 20:20:25

I've been feeding for almost 50mins now which is unusual for baby J. Hmmm wonder if its a growth spurt?? Or he's tanking up to sleep all night!?!

Loislane78 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:38:39

toodle I do a loose version of EASY and works for us. DD feeds about 3 hourly (she's 20 wks) and until 4 month sleep regression would wake once, maybe twice a night. I don't rate the BF advice and never do controlled crying but there are some useful tips on alert warnings and sleep cues etc.

I still say DD is fed on demand as she is (or I offer) its just her natural rhythm. I tried to feed every 2 hours hoping for longer night stretches but she didn't like that and made no difference to sleep. Its not for everyone, I took it as a guideline rather than a strict routine if you see what I mean.

goat grin

MrsNPattz Thu 03-Jan-13 20:49:44

I swear I am on a self destruct mission - since I've told myself I'm joining weight watchers next week I am just eating and eating, I swear my tummy has doubled since I have been in Chester. I seriously can't wait to start but until then it's like my head is saying eat as much as you can before it's too late!! Feel crap because of it which isn't helping my mood. Sorry for whining, just feeling rubbish. Spoke to hubby again today and really think I might go and see my GP about increasing my AD dose.

We went to see one of my friends today, and then my other friend came to us and has just left. Think it was a bit late for little man as he was very grumpy.

It's our last day tomorrow before going home on Saturday sad

Hope you had a successful days potty training heff

GirlOutNumbered Thu 03-Jan-13 21:28:32

Hi, I'm new! Would like to come back at say 11, 1 and 4 ish and say Hello!

Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 21:30:24

Welcome girlgrinwe'll all be here.

GirlOutNumbered Thu 03-Jan-13 21:35:26

smile Am thinking I should probably go to bed to get in my z's now.... particularly as DH is running around on Call of Duty!

MrsNPattz Thu 03-Jan-13 21:46:12

Welcome girl!

MissingMyBaubles Thu 03-Jan-13 22:05:40

Marking spot wink

Tooodlepip Thu 03-Jan-13 22:13:08

baby pip in bed don't know if its going to last hmm

welcome girl

MrsN I joined weight watchers online when baby was 4 weeks old I paid for 3 months up front and I think my subscription will self renew, I haven't logged anything all month grin £28 say no more

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Thu 03-Jan-13 22:16:55

Were feeding again. We never go up to bed til after 11 as doesn't seem any point. I'm hoping for a good night as going to theatre tomorrow night for dirty dancin :-)

funchum8am Thu 03-Jan-13 22:17:44

Welcome girl, you will find the thread busy at those times! Unless we all get lucky with sleep on the same night...what are the chances?

I am going to break up babyfunch's usual 6 hour stretch of sleep (7pm - 1am) at 11ish and feed her then to see if she will the go through til nearer the morning. She is still getting up all chirpy and ready for the day at 4 and it is killing us! Unfortunately she doesn't stay chirpy for long if we don't join her in chatting and generally welcoming the chance to salute the sunrise confused

We are off to DH's parents' flat in Stratford on Avon tomorrow til Sunday. They are not there as they live in the Hebrides (ideal in law location!) but still have their old flat where DH grew up and he loves to go visit. Will be a nice change of scene but god knows what it will do to babyfunch's sleep, having another change of scene just after trips away for Christmas and New Year.

I did my third couch to 5k run and am feeling good....also ate the last of the mince pies and ice cream today so healthy me starts tomorrow blush

heff hope the potty training is going well. Definitely up for meeting up next week, maybe you and Goat can show me where Langley Park is!

funchum8am Thu 03-Jan-13 22:22:30

Toodle I am reading the baby whisperer at the moment. Like the idea of EASY but we seem to be stuck on get the idea. She eats little and often, both before and after naps. We seem to struggle with sleeping without feeding so I need to tackle that. The good news is she took a bottle from DH for the second night running though then needed bf top up but to be fair it was only a tiny amount in the bottle.

The Y bit of EASY only happens when she sleeps from 7pm - I never know how long she is going to sleep for any other time, so I never bother trying to do anything that takes more than 2 mins!

TeaandHobnobs Thu 03-Jan-13 22:27:08

Hi all, still here lurking. DS' sleep has been truly awful since Christmas, many nights of 1.5 hrly wake ups - and he's 8mo now! sad he's been rather under the weather the last few weeks, and teething has escalated yet again, but my precipice of not being able to cope anymore is edging closer and closer...

MrsN sounds like a good idea to speak to the GP again - but is there any chance the ADs are messing with your appetite? Try not to give yourself a hard time - you have plenty to deal with as it is, without setting yourself more targets (although I completely understand the wanting to lose weight and feel a bit better - I had an attack of the slummy-mummy-miserables this evening)

Welcome girl! Hope your LO obliges you with those timings tonight smile

toooodle and Lois I agree Baby Whisperer is good for cues and such, but I couldn't stomach the book as a whole, not sure why, it just really pissed me off (maybe I shouldn't have started with her chapter on prems, really irked me). Many friends have said the EASY routine has really worked for them, though.

Anyone who is feeling the pressure to do some kind of sleep training but feels uncomfortable about it, a friend linked to this article earlier - I thought it was lovely and reassuring:

Wishing everyone good nights thanks

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Thu 03-Jan-13 23:12:00

Feeding again here but looks like its a quick top up before sleep as he's just suckling for a few seconds at a time. Wonder when I'll be back

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