THANK GOD FOR THIS PAGE(31 Posts)
I came on here to have a rant/cry/moan/wallow in despair as after trying EV-RY-THING with my 5 month old to sleep through it appears I am not alone.
In fact, from what I can make out through reading with one eye just about open, there are some of you who seem to have it even worse. How THE ACTUAL HELL do some of you do this with two or more kids??
My baby recently teased me with a joyous week of sleeping 8,10 and finally 12 hours, only to go back to waking every 2-4 hours again for the last four weeks. I couldn't even enjoy those nights as constantly expected her to wake up. I swear she knows what she's doing.
The only good thing to come out of this hell is a good Facebook clear out, getting rid of all those OBNOXIOUS, UNBEARABLE LIARS who write daily statuses about how their 6 week old has slept through for 14
fucking hours bla bla bla. Well good for you, really.
And if one more 'friend' or family member tries to be 'helpful' with their little suggestions that I've more than likely tried and tried and TRIED I cannot be held responsible for my actions. That includes you, Great Nanna. You may be 87 but i'm a sleep deprived woman on the edge.
Oh hang on, what's that I hear... the little angel herself waking after a 7 minute nap. It's a good job she's practically perfect in every other way....
I've just taken side off cot and have it up against bed like side sleeper. Has made life so much easier.
On odd occasion through night he'll now go back to sleep without boob - I'm counting that as progress!
I'm hoping weaning ( starting this weekend) is going to help. The cot change has really helped my sanity and made us a more rested, happier house.
I avoided this page as felt guilty after she slept for 11 hours one night, but it appears that was a cold/croup brewing so we've been up all night with cough, sick episodes etc since. I've been sleeping on a fold out bed next to her cot last few nights too,so even when she's sleeping I'm not!
Glad you're making progress! Hopefully my time will come soon xx
I'm trying to link to YouTube but I can't. Probably cos it's 02.49 and I'm sooooo f@##king tired...
Look up Samual L Jackson's reading of the book "Go the f#@k to sleep"
Your post and all the other comments really made me laugh lucky, it's such a relief to know other people feel the same! Ds is also 5mths, was a champion sleeper until 17wks with just one night feed, since then it has all gone to hell! Mumsnet is keeping me sane as I am so sick of all these books with contradictory advice, every one I've read leaves me thinking 'has this person ever spent time with a baby, let alone had one themselves?!'
Also I thought it was an unwritten but universally acknowledged rule that if your baby is sleeping well you DO NOT ask other mothers how their baby is sleeping unless they are a friend and you are genuinely concerned about them. I had two mothers with slightly older babies who I'd only just met asking if ds was sleeping though and then telling me how theirs were! Well I'm sorry but I could not care less how your baby is sleeping! Only those mothers who will commiserate with me over their equally disturbed nights are allowed to broach the subject. I'm totally with you frenchsticker, why when people see a beautiful baby can they think of nothing to say but ask about sleep? And ask 'is he good?' Yes he's good, he is the best thing ever and I love him with all my heart but I don't think that's what you're getting at is it....
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