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artifarti Thu 25-Jun-09 13:57:26

Aaaarrgh! Between 5 and 5.30 since April. Every bleedin' morning. Nothing works. He laughs in the face of blackout blinds and curtains. I hate the Teletubbies even more now.

Can't wait for the Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness and really dark mornings in the hope it changes (it has to change, surely?!)

It's not just me is it?

artifarti Thu 25-Jun-09 17:32:24

Really just me?! shock

Did I say 'competitive' in the thread title? Whoops! I did, of course, mean 'supportive' wink

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Jun-09 17:34:36

4.18 this morning
That's the worst so far
Pah at your 5-5.30 5 is usual for me, 5.30 would be a bit of a lie in. Any time before 5 I consider a failure
Am also hoping that as the days get shorter my nights will get longer - DS had 8 hours sleep lasst night (just over) I need that much myself!!

mummypig Thu 25-Jun-09 17:39:24

It's not just you. Ds3 has been waking up earlier and earlier, and I am getting knackered. But ds1 and ds2 are very 'seasonal' too so I'm not really surprised. Like you, I am looking forward to the nights drawing in. We are past the summer solstice now, hooray smile.

artifarti Thu 25-Jun-09 19:02:45

StealthPolarBear - 4.18, oooh, that's a shocker. Oh yes, 5.30 is a treat here too. Bang on 5 here this morning. Bleurgh.

mummypig - do they get any better as they get older or do you have three of them all up at the crack? I only have one and this business is putting me off any more.

I'm not a lentil-weaving type but I was tempted to go to Stonehenge and dance at the thought that I might be halfway through this hell.

Ewe Thu 25-Jun-09 19:07:28

We have really early waking here too. 5.30 is about average, has been known to be before 5 though!

Someone on my PN thread has had a couple of 4 something starts this week. I think under 2s are just Not Good in summer months. Bring on winter!

PacificDogwood Thu 25-Jun-09 19:10:51

DS3 15 months often awakens between 5-6am - but thankfully will usually not insist on getting up if I/DH go in, avoid eye contact, do not speak to him, find his dummies (he has 2 blush), hand them back to him and leave the room. He will invariable be v cross and scream for about..... oh, dunno, 30 seconds and then go back to sleep! Usually until @ 7am which is fine, obviously (except on a Sunday morning wink, but, hey?!).
Worth a try maybe for all your early risers??

BTW, DS1 was an early riser as well, still does not need a lot of sleep. DS2 slept A LOT and still does. So surely, like with lots of other behavioural things, personalities come into it as well, non?

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Jun-09 06:16:38

well it was 4.30 this morning but as I was in bed at 8 last night it doesn't seem too bad. DS went back to sleep after 45 minutes for once - I couldn't hmm
Desperately hoping it is a summer thing. Also he is getting a bed fairly soon which might make life easier

melmog Fri 26-Jun-09 06:31:55

Do I win? Ten past four this morning. It was my turn to get up which means having to bring her downstairs for milk and a sleep on me. When it's dh's turn he goes in, says shut up silly baby, go to sleep, and she does!!!
I think it should always be his turn.

Roll on winter.

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Jun-09 06:36:25

Yes melmog, you definitely win - but I bet that's no comfort You poor thing

artifarti Fri 26-Jun-09 09:37:04

melmog, you soooo win. Ouch. Sending coffee.

5.45 this morning, after a series of random yelps at 5.05 just to wake me up. The latest since April. He always does this when I post on MN moaning about him, just to show me up. blush

nolongerchunkybutstillapudding Fri 26-Jun-09 10:20:00

Well our ds is usually between 5 and 6 BUT at the mo he's also waking at 1 or 2 for a drink and taking up to half an hour to settle.I was up at 1.30 last night with him,then awake at 5.30.

I'm soooo tired.and it's pissing with rain.having to resort to c beebies (well I'm watching it,he's charging about like a nutter)

I'm not v well at the mo so this is REALLY doing my head in

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:22:10

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melmog Fri 26-Jun-09 10:36:09

Ok Riven, you win!
I was up v early but went to bed with a couple of syndol at half eight, so not all bad.

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Jun-09 12:27:18

I have to admit being up during the night is harder. DS sometimes wakes but most of the time it's for a quick feed and then straight back to sleep. Hate it when he doesn't re-settle. (Hope I haven't jinxed it now!)

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 12:57:57

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melmog Fri 26-Jun-09 13:16:35

Sleeping in the day always makes me feel tireder (is that a word?).
Cup of coffe and half an hour on here will perk you up.

artifarti Fri 26-Jun-09 13:17:23

Oooh, love sleeping during the day. As soon as DS goes for his nap, the cat and I head back off to bed (not sure how this will work when I return to work...but surely they have to let me sleep? It's a basic human right or something?)

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Jun-09 13:17:50

Yes, I usually feel awful sleeping in the day

melmog Fri 26-Jun-09 13:20:05

Dh often has a cat nap in his van or at his desk. Literally 5 mins and he's bright and breezy. I'd have to have a duvet and a pillow and probably a bed too. And I'd need at least 3 hours!

lynniep Fri 26-Jun-09 13:21:42

Its godawful isnt it. Ds has always been an early riser. But can I just say it does improve. Well he has anyway.

Hes 2.4 now and whilst it varies, now and again he doesnt wake till half 7. Usually its more like 7 and often when its my turn to get up with him (like this morning) its 6 (the monkey).
But hey - compared with 5 its like some kind of miracle (and he no longer wakes for up to two hours in the night as well - he did that till he was 2)

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 13:24:40

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Indith Fri 26-Jun-09 13:26:08

Dd firmly believes that 5am is a late morning. Was 3.30 the other day, wide awake and up for the day hmm We are managing to convince her that waking for a feed every 45 mins is slightly unreasonable so she woke hourly last night grin She is of course only 6 months old so I can forgive most of the night wakings but she has considered 5am morning since birth. You think if I shove her int he same room as her brother his sleep will rub off on her? He usually wakes around 7.30, frequently after 8 at weekends. I love my ds winkgrin

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Jun-09 13:31:53

OK Indith, you win Don't think anyone can beat 3.30 yet!

melmog Fri 26-Jun-09 13:33:48

Yep, you win. Babies are rubbish!

Only joking. Love them.

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