Originally Posted by Hannibal Smith
My mother used to say to me 'this too will pass', it used to get me through the sleepless nights.
This was my mantra through the contractions on my recent labour
Sorry to hear some of you are getting so little sleep with your little one's.
I can definitely relate, though still high on the hormones of labour so the weariness hasn't kicked in yet!
Like Staticdoor I'm graduating from pregnant over to this thread, baby George was born April 25th & (so far!!!) is the most placid little baby I have every encountered. Long may it last
We got 5 full hours between sleeps last night.
I kept checking to make sure he was ok as previously we were getting 3 hours tops between feeds. Hopefully it's not just a one off & he's starting as he means to go on
Just to balance things out, I think my 2 year old daughter got the memo from pljudge321's post & is acting out a little.
We're getting all the tantrums and fun of the terrible 2's in full force!
She love's her baby brother, is definitely besotted with him.
However I'm so terrified she's going to kill him with kindness squeezing him or chucking her toys at them trying to share
She's acting out too having little sulks & smacking us. I really hope it's a phase that passes soon as I'm sore all over, it's difficult trying to manage a wriggly kicking toddler when you're less than a week after labour
It's all good though. I was child free for an hour today while I went to the GP & missed the two of them
Tigeress I had the same with my husband when our daughter was younger. I told him I needed a lie in on a particular Saturday as I'd had a rough week of sleepless nights with teething baby while he was away a few days.
He agreed to do it, then took so long waking up to get out of bed to give herself breakfast that I was wide awake & ended up getting up myself.
It was grounds for divorce at the time
Dublinlady are you having any joy with the grunting at night? My daughter was like that & the only thing I found worked was an ounce of warm water after her bottle of milk & rub her tummy while she went to sleep to try move the bubbles from her gut.
It is something she grew out of in time.
How Strange, sorry to hear your little guy isn't well, I hope he's on the mend soon.
Red Fraggle, congrats on the move! Hope all are settling into the new house well