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has this happened to anyone else(3 Posts)
Last night it took me until 4am to settle my baby. He is breastfed so he wanted to feed a lot. Anyway he finally got settled and I put him in his cot and I tried to get some sleep before he wakes. I set my alarm for 5:30 to check on him. Anyway next thing I knew I woke up at about 7:45 with him asleep next to me in my bed. I'm worried sick because I don't remember my alarm going off, I don't remember getting him from his cot and I don't remember putting my breasts near him to feed. How can I do all that and not remember. I don't even remember him crying. He has his blanket over him in my bed as well and his cot was pulled closer to my bed so I must have got him out and put him in my bed. I have OCD so now my mind is racing with horrible thoughts. What if I hurt him and not remember? What if I acted out my bad dreams on him? What if I shook him in my sleep and he was not Conscious and that's why I didn't hear him try or remember feeding him? He is fine, and is feeding and seems fine but my mind is racing because I can't remember anything. It's probably because of the lack of sleep. I'm trying to remember last night but no.
I'm not on any medication, I don't smoke and I don't drink so none of this has affected me or anything. It's the lack of sleep. Would I know if some thing bad happened?
I've had occasions where I wake up and my DS is on my feeding pillow and I have no memory of picking him up, it I wake up thinking I'm going to drop DS when in fact he's tucked up in his crib. Sleep deprivation. Plays havoc I with me.
Sorry no miraculous cure, but your not alone.
Just lack of sleep. Most days in the first few weeks with my DD I woke panicing she was asleep on me in bed and she was in her cot. I often had a very hazy recollection of when she fed when we were doing up to 3 feeds (BF) at night.
Ps if I were you I really wouldn't set an alarm to check on your LO unless he is too far away to hear and you have no baby monitor. Going to sleep at 4am and having an alarm set for 5.30 doesn't allow much time to sleep.
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