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2 week old and my sleep!

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xmasevebundle Sat 29-Dec-12 21:53:37

I have a DS who does 3-4 hour sleeps each time, the problem is me!

When i wake up from a deep sleep it takes me ages to go back to sleep(i also have to have no noise, e.g ticking clocks drive me insane)

Last night he woke up at 3am then after a feed burping and a change he was down at 3.45, i could not get to sleep until 5am( he was making noises,baby ones) then woke up at 5.30 and i was so tired i burnt myself with the kettle and blistered my skin so i asked my mum to take over.

Im really at my wits end, he sleeps in his moses basket in my room and i really dont know what to do; ive even tried tissue in my ear but it dont seem to work!

My mum said i will get use to it but i just cant!!!!!

ThreeWheelsGood Sat 29-Dec-12 23:22:57

I have this problem too sad this morning fed baby at half five, couldn't get back to sleep at all, lay awake while baby and DH dozed til 9am! it's frustrating. sorry no advice, just my sympathy!

BabiesNeedInstructions Sun 30-Dec-12 19:40:08

Have you tried some relaxation techniques to slow your breathing and clear your mind? If you're bothered by noises maybe some quiet continuous white noise would be better than occasional squeaks? I'm sure you can google yoga relaxation techniques, but a simple one is breathe in for 10, hold for 10, out for 10, repeat. Count it out to yourself to relax your mind too. Or consciously relax each bit of your body from toes to head and tell yourself each time slowly 'my toes are relaxed' etc. I do this when I can't switch my brain off and rarely make it to my head still awake.

Iggly Sun 30-Dec-12 20:43:44

Are you lying awake listening to your baby? I found having mine right next to me meant I could relax. When inthe Moses basket or cot I could not switch off.

Tallgiraffe Sun 30-Dec-12 20:58:13

You need to tell your HV about it! This is one of the things they worry about so she'll be able to help

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