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November 2012 - Poor sleep-deprived mummies (and daddy)

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StuntNun Sat 06-Apr-13 22:25:47

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Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 04:58:03

The first time

Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 04:57:54


Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 04:57:48


Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 04:57:39

Oh please can I finish

Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 04:56:52

Thanks everyone just slept from 12 and dd from 10 pm so all good
I'll be's good to get things off my chest as if I told DH he would probably worry too IYSWIM

Bryzoan Sat 13-Apr-13 04:07:07

Oh Luis. Know what you mean about the randomness. It is tortuous.

Hugs Donna, I used to feel a bit like that with dd. Hope the monitor helps you. If it is stopping you sleeping though you prob should visit the Gp.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 03:27:58



LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 03:24:47

nope. just put L down again.

Apparently some parents don't fear night time.

kirrinIsland Sat 13-Apr-13 03:18:39

Hugs ((Luis))) Sleep deprivation is bad sad
I know what you mean about the randomness. I much prefer to know whats coming - so now I start the evening expecting it to be horrendous. This means I often utterly hate evenings and dread them with a passion; but otherwise I would probably have gone a bit crazy by now!

I hope you are asleep by now.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:45:38

g'night Lily. and good luck

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:44:03

Night night luis.

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:43:39

I'll try counting. I need a big wet fish to knock me unconscious.

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:42:15

Oh and thank you for bottle offers for bottles but i won't get more. No point really, i only use 3. I figure something else out. Liking gt 's idea of taking fairy liquid with me and milton tablets and plastic bags.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:40:43

Count 1 as you breath in, and 2 as you breath out. It's insanely easy to distract yourself from this, but it's worth focussing

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:38:51

Hi luis

Needless to say O is asleep. It's just my fucking insomnia.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:37:32

Hi Lily

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:37:28

Too tired actually.

Donna, i have an angelcare one. Just movement not sound. I boughtit for the same reason, was too anxious.

Lily311 Sat 13-Apr-13 02:35:39

Am here. Listening.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:34:00

I really hope you're all asleep

wishes hard

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:28:47

I am thankful I'm getting more efficient at cooking, and that I have an appreciative crowd. I am thankful for Paul McCartney and this flipping blackbird. I am thankful for a whole heap of stuffs.

I know I'm a few days early / late but I need this right now

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 02:12:43

This is starting to be a bad night.

Dixiebell Sat 13-Apr-13 01:55:17

donna, hugs. I used to feel the same 'he's not really mine' thing with ds1. To the extent that when I dropped him, well fell over as I was getting up, and we both hit the floor, my immediate thought was, 'there you go, I knew it wouldn't last'. He was fine though, and the feeling went away gradually. So all I can say is, accept the bit of worry, and know it will go away in the end. Maybe a monitor will help mitigate it, but yes, perhaps if it's becoming overwhelming and impacting on what you do, just talk thru with gp.

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 01:02:36

and my wallet won't close

and my diamond soled shoes are too tight, dammit.

Please ignore me and my last post

LuisGarcia Sat 13-Apr-13 00:52:02

L's sleep is random. That's the worst bit. J is 2 1/2, so I've had 2 1/2 years of sleep deprivation now, and my problem has gone from being acute to chronic. For example they both slept for a few hours earlier in the night but I have been to J twice and L three times in the last hour or so, and I just can't sleep for minutes in between this. I've become intimately aware of how much sleep I need, (4 hours per night is sustainable if unpleasant, the difference between 4 hours and 3 hours 50 is the same as the difference between 4 hours and 5 hours), I've developed very effective techniques for putting myself and others to sleep. It's the randomness. That's what hurts.

kirrinIsland Sat 13-Apr-13 00:36:10

Thanks Luis How is L's sleep at the moment?

Second transfer fail. But at least she's feeding now. Perhaps she'll fill herself up and then sleep til 7?? <clutching at straws emoticon>

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