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ImSoVeryTired Mon 26-Sep-16 03:35:02

This is basically a rant because I have no one else to moan at.
I've had about an hours sleep since 7pm. I feel like I'm going mad. My lovely 7mth old boy is driving me insane. His sleep is getting worse and worse. I now long for the days he slept 2 or three hours in a row and then woke every hour. So far he has woken ever 20 mins to an hour. He must have woken at least 10 times already tonight. I had the heater on as it was a bit chilly but have now turned it off as it was making irregular clicking noises.
He's waking so often I can't get to sleep between wakings.
I'm guessing he's teething as he seems OK in the day.
I've been able to hand him to his daddy and go back to sleep this weekend but it's still not making up for proper sleep.
Can I ;
1 Send him back via Stork.
2 Give him a spoonful of whiskey to knock him out.
3 Give him big dose of Calpol.
Seriously though, I can cope with everything about being a mum but the sleep deprivation. It was the one thing I worried about before he was born and I was right, damn it.
Right off to put him back in his cot and then lay in bed, waiting for him to start wriggling and crying again.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 26-Sep-16 03:39:52

Ugh you poor thing. Here have some flowers and cake and wine and whatever it takes to get through the god awful torture that is sleep deprivation. Have you tried co-sleeping or is that worse? Does he sleep during the day? When he wakes up, does he fuss and cry every time or can he settle himself sometimes?

The best advice anyone ever gave me during that stage was to get rid of the baby monitor.

More flowers

scoobyloobyloo Mon 26-Sep-16 04:16:55

I did cc at that age. It was doing her and me no good. She was waking every 10 mins.

She cried for 10 mins the first night, 6 the second then slept right through, no crying every night til now. She's 9.

the other option was a mum likely to cause an accident through tiredness...

ThursdayLastWeek Mon 26-Sep-16 04:28:00


I wrote almost exactly the same post at the same time of night (morning) yesterday. And here I am reading yours whilst feeding my own nearly 7mo.

God it's frustrating isn't it?
I think we've had a slightly better night tonight - DH did a wake up earlier I think - but a good night for us is still like 4/5 wakes FFS.

This is a dreadful time of night for rational thinking, it'll look a bit brighter in the daylight. I hope.

Big big big big hug brew

ImSoVeryTired Mon 26-Sep-16 12:06:52

Aww. Thanks folks. He's in his own room but we have a single bed in there. I was supposed to move back into our bedroom at 6mths but he's been so fussy that after a few nights I came back in. It was easier.
I have always had him in bed with me come about 4.30 or he won't go back to sleep. At least that way he will often sleep till 6 or 7, even if he keeps waking for boob.
He used to only nap 1/2 hour at a time but lately he wants to have at least 1 longer nap of 1-1/2 hours a day. Unfortunately he has always napped on me. Will wake the instant I put him in his cot. Unless he goes to sleep in the push chair but never sleeps as long in there.
I would consider cc but there is no way my partner would. He gets stressy enough when he cries as it is. Plus baby has never gone to sleep on his own and has always been fed or jiggled to sleep (not my intention, just how it happened).
He always spat a dummy out and it's a bit late to introduce one now, even if I could persuade him.
He's never been as bad as this, not even as a newborn.
I did get a few extra hours this morning, as my OH wasn't working, so I handed him over. It helped but I still don't feel very human. I might try calpol tonight incase it's his teeth. No sign of them yet. If only they could tell you what was wrong.
Thanks for all the hugs and cake. smile It's nice to have a bit of empathy from those who have been there/ are going through the same things. My sympathies to the last poster. I'm sure they will sleep at some point, I just hope to god it's before I go back to work as not sure how I'll function otherwise. grin

ImSoVeryTired Mon 26-Sep-16 12:08:19

Ah, sorry that was an epically long reply. Well done if you got through it! wink

FitLikeQuine79 Mon 26-Sep-16 14:35:40

My 7 month old was exactly the same last night. She must have woken a dozen times between 8.30-4am then decided to start the day at 5.15. I feel like crap today, so tired. She's been waking on average five times a night for the last few months but last night was a shocker.

No tips on how to help as I'm at a loss but you're not alone. brewcake

ImSoVeryTired Mon 26-Sep-16 16:03:48

Sorry to hear you are in the same boat FitLike (but also slightly consoled to know it's not just me). At least I was lucky enough to catch up a bit. When they are waking so often I just struggle to get back to sleep between wakings, I don't know if you find the same? It's like my brain is tuned in to every little noise he makes.

Jackiebrambles Mon 26-Sep-16 16:08:02

I'd be medicating for sure! I'm probably a bit handy with pain relief but waking that frequently I'd definitely be cracking out the infant nurofen and bonjela!

FitLikeQuine79 Mon 26-Sep-16 19:06:08

I manage to fall asleep between wakings because I'm so knackered but if she has an early start and DH gets up with her I find it can take me a long time to fall asleep, as I'm so conscious she's not in the room with me.

Hope you (and I) get a better night tonight.

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