Monday, October 28, 2013

A sleepy update

Just an update on my earlier post on sleep, or the lack of it. Thankfully baby girl had a couple of good nights here and there this past week. I managed to get up to five hours for a night or two. Not quite the six hours I was aiming for, but I’m happy with that for now.

I was feeling pretty good about my five hours until I read this. Turns out without sleep, our brains basically turn into one big toxic wasteland. All of a sudden I could actually feel those evil toxins literally building up and choking my brain.

The hubby was very sweet and voluntarily offered to take the graveyard hour shift on a weeknight (even though he was working the next day) to help resettle her if she woke and try to get her to stretch a little bit more so mummy can shut her eyes a tad bit longer (“Thanks, hon”).

Some precious photos of the little sleepyhead...

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When she sleeps, she really can sleep!

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I was snapping away for a good five minutes and she didn’t even stir.

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I finally had to gently nudge her a bit, it was time to wake up anyway.

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Good morning sunshine!

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Have a great week, everyone!

 

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14 comments:

  1. A sleeping baby is one of the cutest things ever!! My little one has spoilt me the last week with a few good nights of sleep, he has even started sleeping in the day which is a bonus!! I hope your little angel lets you get some sleep soon.

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    1. Hi ann! how good that your bub is starting to settle down and learning to sleep better. More sleep for baby = more sleep for mummy! Hope the upward trend with your baby continues on track :)

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  2. Gorgeous girl! My little poppet has one really good night then a run of pretty lousy ones. If I get a nap in every couple of days I'm not doing too bad but somedays I totally feel like my brain is a toxic waste land!! Hope the sleep fairy comes & blesses you soon x

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    1. Sounds exactly like my situation too. They throw you a good one to get your hopes up, and then go downhill again for a stretch. And just as I'm about to reach the end of my tether, another good run comes along. Thanks for relating to my situation!

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  3. Great you got 5 hours at least and don't you just feel like you could climb a mountain after that much sleep when you have been deprived for so long. Me I'm still on the 4 hours aghh

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    1. I felt absolutely terrific the next morning! Hang in there, Sarah! You'll both get there, maybe a minute at a time, one night at time!

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  4. Sleep is so important! I know as a mother of a child who decided for 6 years that it wasn't. Crossing all my fingers and toes and hoping you get more than 6 hours soon

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    1. Thanks for throwing in your fingers and toes for me, Annaleis!

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  5. Ahhh sleep - I know how hard life is without it, if I get 5 to 6 hours uninterrupted it's a miracle but then again I've never been a great sleeper - stoked for you and long maybe it continue :)

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    1. Thank you Emily. I'm definitely stoked over my 5 hours... I'm not a great sleeper (or napper) either... so every little bit more counts so much as I'm sure you know!

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  6. I love sleep, and am so glad we are past this point with our kids! My first two were shocking sleepers, but I did a lot differently with the last two and they were so much easier.

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    1. Well they do say that "experience is the best teacher"... glad for you that you're past all this. I'll get there someday!

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  7. Love her bright chirpy eyes in that last photo!

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    1. Me too! ^_^ She woke up from a really good nap then.

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