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Clocks going back - early waking competition - open to all!

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knickyknocks Fri 25-Oct-13 08:39:25

I'd like to lay down to sleep the gauntlet for earliest waking baby on Sunday when the clocks go back.

This morning my gorgeous 7 month old DS stirred at 3.50am (to be 2.50 on Sunday - shock) and had to be cajoled, rocked, hushed to doze for another hour.

Wake up time today 5.50am.
Potential Sunday wake up time 4.50am.

Anyone else?? <wonders what there'll be to watch on early morning Sunday tv. Better bloody not be formula one>

knickyknocks Fri 25-Oct-13 08:43:44

Hang on, I've lost an hour already!!

Wake up time today 4.50am
Potential Sunday wake up time 3.50am <sobs hysterically>

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 25-Oct-13 08:55:53

Ive got a 2.6 yo that will give your ds a run for his money. Not looking forward to this....

SleepyFish Fri 25-Oct-13 09:03:49

Never mind babies, my 5 yr old was up at 5.30am today so potential wake up time 4.30am shock Yawn.

knickyknocks Fri 25-Oct-13 09:07:53

Sunday will be a day of exhausted parents. I suspect it will be late Sunday afternoon that there will be a lot of tears and tantrums (children and parents grin).

absent what time will your DS get up?

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 25-Oct-13 09:08:34

Sleepy.....5?!?! They still do this at 5?!?! < cries at crushed dreams of lie-ins>

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 25-Oct-13 09:10:32

3.45 this morning he decided it would be a fabulous idea to jump on my head and demand cheesecake. ( after getting dressed in a very random assortment of mine and dps clothes)

Managed to entertain him with caryoons for a while actually walked down the stairs at 4.30.

Not amused.

knickyknocks Fri 25-Oct-13 09:19:10

shock absent looks like we're both front runners with sleepy as runner-up!

absent that sounds truly hellish. At least at 7 months I'll be able to put on a box set whilst he exhausts himself in the baby gym....until my 4 year old DD gets up...then it will be Me Too and the childminder none of us would leave our kids with....

onlyfortonight Fri 25-Oct-13 09:22:19

ooohh I remember this annual nightmare! Good luck ladies. Sadly I have no advice...I was always the crabby witch from hell by Sunday afternoon.

BloodysocksAndGore Fri 25-Oct-13 09:24:45

I was wondering how you deal with the clocks. dd woke at 5.30 this morning but chattered away for an hour before I had to go in. not looking forward to that at 4.30! She's going to be majorly grumpy keeping her up on Monday night then isn't she. <sob>

AlwaysChasingRainbows Fri 25-Oct-13 09:30:09

My Ds gets up anytime from 3am & he is 4.11

I can see its going to be a very long week off school

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 25-Oct-13 09:35:26

Sob, and we have a Halloween party on Sunday afternoon, fun with a roomful of crabbit toddlers and babies!

FreeButtonBee Fri 25-Oct-13 21:00:19

Ha ha - I have been working on my 8mo twins all week so they can handle going to bed an hour later. Up at 6.50 and 7.00 this morning, so not too painful for Sunday, fingers crossed. They do still wake at least twice each in the night so I really couldn't cope with a 5am start to the day. Fingers crossed...

Squiglettsmummy2bx Fri 25-Oct-13 21:38:16

My 11 year old DD was up at 5.45 this morning as was 21 month old DS. My 8 year old DS often gets up at 5. For me its who will be waking me up between 4 & 5 shock confused

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 26-Oct-13 10:03:26

Free I'd have thought with twins, at least they'd be able to lie there talking to one another in their own made-up secret language, and keep each other quietly entertained. You mean that doesn't happen? grin

22mo DS slept till 6am this morning, which is brilliant as he's been getting up between 4 and 5 for the past week. Problem is, when he does wake up he immediately jams his hand down his (pissy) nappy and has a good old rummage and scratch. On a good day, this means we wake up to a toddler with hands reeking of 12 hour old piss. On a bad day, he manages to dislodge his nappy enough to then wet through his pyjamas and the bedclothes.

knickyknocks Sat 26-Oct-13 12:41:20

I may have to restrain myself from pummeling the next person who says to me to enjoy my extra hour in bed.

My MIL suggests that I should just leave DS to it

havingastress Sat 26-Oct-13 12:42:59

Was 5.20am for us this morning...1 yr old looking like 4.20am tomorrow. Just jeeezzz!

I'm going for the 'water, cuddle, nappy change, walk out, leave to cry' approach!

knickyknocks Sat 26-Oct-13 12:43:51

Pressed post too soon.....MIL reckons if DS is just whingeing then surely I can just sleep through it hmm

IComeFromALandDownUnder Sat 26-Oct-13 16:44:20

Signing in. dd - 6 months - woke at 4.30 to start the day.

knickyknocks Sat 26-Oct-13 17:32:17

Good luck one and all....I reckon I'll be on my third cup of coffee by the time 6am rolls round..

CarlyRose80 Sat 26-Oct-13 21:08:43

I will check in tomorrow too. Currently on a 6am wake up so not too bad. Still don't want to be up at 5 tho:-(

knickyknocks Sun 27-Oct-13 04:50:36

DS stirred at 4, now 4.48 and we're up. Need coffee......long long day ahead.....

RosinaCopper Sun 27-Oct-13 04:58:41

I have coffee.
My twins usually get up around 5.15 (although I had a 4.45 start last Tuesday , which was hellish a bit tough).
So this morning, my day started with dt1 saying 'come on Mummy!' and heading off downstairs. Which at 3 is not a solo activity!
I will be waking DH up at 6.30 and go back to bed for an hour or two I think.

kiwi5 Sun 27-Oct-13 05:00:27

4.45 with ds. feeding him and praying he will go back to sleep. he is currently pulling off the boob ebery few secs to grin at me! not looking good!

octopusinastringbag Sun 27-Oct-13 05:01:14

4.21 here according to my Kindle, then I got downstairs and realised it was 3.21 sad Not a happy bunny.

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