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Night away from baby!

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Purpleboa Sun 01-May-16 09:52:10

So last night me and my DH got to stay in a hotel room while my parents looked after DD. Normally I'd have been a lot more nervous, but because I've been ill I was desperate for sleep. And...It worked!! DD woke several times but went back to sleep - without milk! I'm ebf and been trying to night wean so it's a huge step forwards.

And we got such an amazing night's sleep - eight hours!! if you don't count two pee breaks thanks to my postnatal bladder I'd like to say I feel like a new woman but still very tired, was expecting that though. But what I do feel is positive and hopeful for the future.

So anyone reading this who's struggling from long term lack of sleep - please consider doing this, if it's possible for you. I trust my parents 100% but still worried about it. It really helps though if you just need to recharge your batteries. I dreaded leaving her but because she's 10 months, I figured she'd be Ok. And she was!

Cathster Mon 02-May-16 08:01:11

That is fantastic news!! And it proves to you that she CAN do it!

It will take a good few more nights of solid sleep to start feeling less tired as your body adjusts but I hope this means you have some more energy to night wean now.

So pleased for you, it's a big step staying away from the baby for the first time, bet the grandparents loved it!

havalina1 Mon 02-May-16 08:45:54

Interesting! Sounds lovely - I'd love a nights sleep. So what was the back up plan, a bottle of expressed milk? I think my family are terrified of a baby that would refuse to settle, should I try that way.

My 7mo bf son slept for the first time, through til 5am! He skipped three feeds! And he's healthy and perky this morning (I did wonder if he was feeling under the weather but no, he was just konked out!).

havalina1 Mon 02-May-16 08:46:52

^ ^ ^^ I woke up at all the feed times, just he didn't!

Nan0second Thu 05-May-16 11:05:39

That's great news. Hope your partner is able to keep settling her as its really hard for them to smell the milk and not be allowed any!
Good luck

deathb4decaf Thu 05-May-16 19:18:16

This is great! star hope all is still well!

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