Friday, 1 February 2013

Flashback Friday - The time when I used to sleep

at 2 months he used to wake up full of smiles, he still does that but some mornings
I need to put myself together to smile back

So life with a baby is full of surprises and the biggest one for me is the fact that I've grown up surrounded by babies - being away I have lost count but I have over 15 nieces and nephews, not counting my parent's 4 gray grandchildren - and still there were things I never took notice of or thought about. One of those things is how your day's main topic becomes SLEEP.
I talk to one of the local mums almost daily and all out conversations seem to start with an update on how night went.
There is one mum at the children center who never talks sleep, of course her little girl sleeps through the night so instead she usually tells us about her nights in with the other half, romantic dinners, bottles of wine and active social life. Oh yes! There is life beyond sleep deprivation, hooray!
I miss the first few months when lill guy used to sleep 12 hours a night with the one feed and I used to wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy every moment with him.
Last night he fed at 11:30pm and 3am, he then woke up 5:30 this morning but after winging a bit stayed happily in his cot until I came in for the first feed of the day so I actually got a lie in, until 6am - SMILE!!.
These days i call that a good night. Early in the morning my breasts were so full, it felt like it used I to on the first few months. He has been feeding every 2 to 2:30 hours during the day and waking up at least every 3 hours during the night so I guess my body as well as my brain was taken by surprise by the "good night's sleep".
There are days when I sit in the front room early in the morning - often after a horrible night - and I daydream about having a proper lie in, like the ones we used to have on the weekends the get up for a junky breakfast and a pajama day. One day - i repeat to myself like a mantra - one day. For now it would be enough to get me over the moon if he just went back to be the good little sleeper that he once was.

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  1. i smiled when i saw the title to this post and flashback! oh sleep filled nights how i miss thee!! although my two do sleep through they still have their moments and its almost worse i think when you are used to sleeping through and then they go through a phase of waking up twice per night or like now waking up very early! he will get back to sleeping better one day, they all go through sleep phases.
    he is gorgeous - that smile is just infectious :)
    thank you for linking up x

  2. Hi Jenny, thank you for commenting. I know - at least i hope - he will sleep one day but sometime I do fear it will take far too long lol

  3. I'm guessing that I shouldn't say that at 19 months my Harry isn't sleeping through yet! He feeds like a newborn at night and is up every 2 hours.
    I can't remember what a full nights sleep is like. I have a solo night in London in June (for Britmums) and cannot wait to get some sleep! x

    1. See that's my fear. I know he will sleep one day but I'm rather worried that day might take a while. And the whole feeding like a newborn thing is just what we are going through during the night at the moment and sometimes during the day as well.

  4. Ah sleep, I remember that! I have hardly had a whole night sleep since I first got pregnant, and just as my son started sleeping all night every night I went and got pregnant again!

    1. I don't know if i laugh or cry reading this heheheh. I haven't slept since beginning of pregnancy as well only we don't have plans for a second one so I'm hoping once he sleeps through life will be good...I'm happy to fool myself like that :-D


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