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SquidgersMummy Fri 29-Mar-13 14:04:06

I'm tired. I haven't had more than 3 hours sleep in a row since I first brought the baby home. Not her fault, she likes sleeping but wakes a lot (albeit briefly-ish) due to itchy eczema, and only booby works. This weather isn't helping her skin or my frustration at not being fast asleep under the quilt. I'm at that point of just wanting to tell - or rather shout - at everyone how tired I am. But in RL no one really wants to hear it do they? Bastards.
So if you're tired and want sympathy then let me just send you a hug, make you a nice brew and reassure you if I could pop round and take over for an hour whilst you got a nice nap on your own I would, I really would. We should set up a MN sleep exchange: those with babies that sleep through (does that really happen??) have to do a night a year at least giving some poor tired bugger a rest. Just an idea.... X

SquidgersMummy Mon 01-Apr-13 22:20:51

Evening all. Well we have had MIL and FIL here for Easter so of course Squidger has been awake when too itchy with the blanket on, awake when too cold with it off, teething, grizzly, hysterically tired downstairs but pinging around and laughing when taken up and completely unable to sleep at any time without booby in her mouth. MIL has pointed this out (just in case I needed to know) and says she doubts Squidger will ever want to leave our bed now we have let her in. Of course MIL has not heard any nighttime awakenings and in response to assurances there were many she has told me not getting any sleep is to be expected and accepted now and that she gets no sleep even now, through worrying, though her DCs are in their 40s. <SquidgersMummy tried desperately not to look at the clock, reading 10am, when she said this having just got up> DH has of course been cooking and doing all sorts of gardening jobs. To all general observers = SquidgersMummy is just lying around in bed day and night with the baby whilst poor DH is running himself into the ground. (However as MIL has bravely attacked the ironing pile and has even done the bedding SquidgersMummy is saying nothing. Not a damn word.) Sleep and hugs to all X

Nicknamefail Mon 01-Apr-13 10:46:04

And special hugs to squidgersmummy (massive nickname jealousy) who started this nice thread. Xx

Nicknamefail Mon 01-Apr-13 10:43:45

Oh, and hugs to all fellow mothers of non-sleepers out there. Well done for managing on no sleep.

Nicknamefail Mon 01-Apr-13 10:42:35

I am very very tired but this thread has made me feel better and that I am not a crap parent who can't make her child sleep unless it has a boob in its mouth also made me laugh out loud, thank you Beawheesht!

All worse last night with stupid clock change and stupid sun not going down for ages. Boo!

I don't think any child really sleeps through the night either. And the next time my friend the mother of a 6 week old tells me that their baby does, I am going to phone them every time I wake up at night with my 6 month old.

RubyrooUK Sat 30-Mar-13 22:04:00

No, my revenge against DS1, Bea, involves waiting for him to go to the toilet as a teenager.

Then I will insist on accompanying him, asking loudly if he needs a poo all the way there, sit on his lap stroking his hair while he does a poo saying encouragingly "oh well done!" and then telling him bossily to wash his hands.

Because that is what DS1 does to me every day. I can't wait. grin

BeaWheesht Sat 30-Mar-13 21:37:52

No. When they're teenagers I will wake them constantly all night and at 5am I will demand drinks / foods / my bum wiped/ to know how giraffes sit down. Every. Single. Day.

RubyrooUK Sat 30-Mar-13 21:32:13

I am also buggered. I have DS1 who is 2.7 and doesn't sleep - currently he is waking 3+ times a night. I also have DS2 who is 2.5 weeks old and each feed takes an hour in the night as he tends to vomit everything up if he isn't winded every two or three minutes.

DH is in no way a slacker. He gets in bed with DS1 and cuddles him back to sleep then receives desperate communications from me on the two way baby monitor: "Come back! Come back!" so he can do burping duty with DS2.

We are cheering ourselves up with the thought that one day they will surely be lazy teenagers and sleep all the time. Then we will age backwards. Or at least that's the plan....

CarlyRose80 Sat 30-Mar-13 21:20:53

Makes me laugh that our darling husbands never seem to lend much of a hand. I wouldn't be half as tired if he got up up DS just one morning on the weekend and let me have a lie in but I can't even get that so on I continue........same old crap day in day out,

Quak Sat 30-Mar-13 21:07:29

I have a semi-permanent headache and often feel nauseous because of tiredness. I've started co-sleeping with dd. She is much happier because of it. She still wakes up every couple of hours, but rather than waking fully, she wakes enough to wake me, then goes back to sleep on the boob. I wake up diagonally and upside down on the bed because I don't know what is happening anymore.... dd is blissfully and angelically star shaped in the middle.

SwivelHips Sat 30-Mar-13 21:07:08

Going to bed. Is it even 9 yet. Ds due to wake up I shall wait. Too tired to get a wine refill. Feck it.
Bea that did make me laugh smile

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 30-Mar-13 21:01:24

Exhausted to the point of not been tired iyswim hmm
Ds4 just just doesn't stop or give me a break & thinks sleep is for the weak & to top it off my new bed is a week late & still not getting it til tuesday so having to sleep stay awake all night on the couch cos the Cats spend the entire night going berserk envy

BeaWheesht Sat 30-Mar-13 20:56:49

brew For you all.

Ds didn't sleep until he was 3.

Dd was born when he was 3y9m (see what we did there?)

She slept wonderfully. Until she was 1 and now she can be a nightmare.

Both kids wake at 5/6ish.

A woman in Asda the other day was laughing at ds playing up - I said it'd been a long morning - she fucking laughed and said it was only 10am, the morning had just started. Not for me love I said and then I killed her.

used2bthin Sat 30-Mar-13 20:49:40

Ahhh my kind of thread! Dd2 9m still wakes every 1-2 hours and I have to settle her quietly so as not to wake older child who has sn. It's exhausting and I agree it takes the enjoyment out of life. On a good day I drink loads of coffee and feel semi capable but some days it's just like being ill all day.

SquidgersMummy Sat 30-Mar-13 20:28:31

Hi all, thanks for joining in. I'm feeling slightly feeble really reading what everyone goes through. Surely its illegal or at least classed as torture. DD just fallen asleep on the booby so I am climbing in too before the next feed. <Ignores the fact people are out there doing exciting things, not in their fleecy pjs> It is genuinely amazing what mothers do. The house is a mess and I just can't drum up the energy to care. Yawn. And the bloody clocks go forward tonight! Sleepy dust to all DCs x

ElphabaTheGreenAndBlacks Sat 30-Mar-13 20:10:14

10mo DS wakes every 1-2 hours all night, every night. Has done since he was around three months old. Despite trying every gentle and not-so-gentle sleep training method going, he will only settle with boob, so every night waking is up to me to sort. I also work full time. Don't ask me how. My short term memory is so shot to bits I can't remember what I did 15 minutes ago.

notimefors Sat 30-Mar-13 15:51:17

Last night I went to bed at 8pm. DD1 was hyper and overtired after a day travelling. I said she could come into my bed after half an hour of up-and-down, because I just couldn't face spending my precious sleeping time resettling her over and over.

So the small amount of sleep I did get, was with a little child on my back, like a novelty rucksack. hmm

Zatopek Fri 29-Mar-13 22:13:07

Oh yes and I'm up for the day every morning at 6am and have been for 5 years.

Zatopek Fri 29-Mar-13 22:11:37

I have been up in the night virtually every night for about 5 years with two DC(short six months respite between births).

Youngest DD(2) sometimes wakes 3 or 4 times a night but I bring her in with me after first wakeup.

If I'm lucky she wn't wake up till 3 but some nights her first wake up is when my head hits the pillow at 10.30.

I am beyond tired but strangely used to it.

Molehillmountain Fri 29-Mar-13 22:04:31

I've got three dc and dd2 is twenty months. Slept dreamily between six weeks and four months. Since then, at least two to three feeds per night and vast tracts of time where she wakes up for two to three hours at a time. Latest treat is threadworms-night time itching and consequent waking. I'm so tired I'm not sleepy. I am grumpy (understating), irrational and deeply, deeply envious of those with sleeping babies or children who sleep in after six (other two rarely wake after six). Need it to stop soon. I feel judged for her lack of sleep and yet unable to do any sleep training involving crying despite audibly swearing under my breath when I am woken yet again. Sorry for the rant. I am going slowly mad and feel all the enjoyment of anything is ebbing away.

CarlyRose80 Fri 29-Mar-13 21:04:12

Me too. Exhausted mum of 3 with a baby who likes to get up at 5am. Have resorted to being a miserable cow and going to bed at 9pm every night just to get some hours in before next feed. Do it all on my own as hubby works and never hears him and to be honest thinks his sleep/rest is more important as he has to "go out and work" !!!!

lotsofcheese Fri 29-Mar-13 19:38:02

Feeling your pain!

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, DS is a rubbish sleeper & comes through to our bed every night. Between his wriggling & DP's snoring, I was awake between 1&4, then had to deal with DS all day on my own. No chance of napping as he no longer sleeps during the day.

Can hardly string a sentence together.

TwitchyTail Fri 29-Mar-13 19:27:33

I am knackered, with a capital N, or K, or whatever.

I finally got around to a nap this afternoon while my husband held the baby. An hour later:

Husband, waking me apologetically: "I think he's hungry"

Me, confused, waking up: "Oh, where's his mother?"

Says it all really.

raininginbaltimore Fri 29-Mar-13 17:47:28

Dd sleeps about two hours at a time at night and often less during the day. She is 8 months and her sleep just gets worse and worse. And I can't catch up in day as I have 3yo ds who is very active! I am so tired I out my shoes on the wrong feet today!

SquidgersMummy Fri 29-Mar-13 17:21:50

Hugs for Deemented - that sounds tough and like you've be at it a long time: my dd is only 8 mths so I even shouldn't be moaning yet. And hugs for Notimefors - that's a long day and night. Expressing is hard - takes extra time and so much washing up. X

notimefors Fri 29-Mar-13 14:16:38

I've been in an -exclusively expressing to feed every three hours through the day and night, which takes an hour each time- no sleep pattern for nearly a month now.

So nothing longer than two hours sleep at a time, and usually less as I also have to wash up and sterilise stuff then get back off to sleep too.


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