Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I need more sleep!

Remember how I previously blogged about the little man sleeping through the night? That is sadly now a thing of the past! We'd finally gotten him to start napping during the day - one short nap and one longer nap in the afternoon for 2-3 hrs - and considering he never used to nap more than half an hour at a time, this was like a miracle! But strangely the better he napped in the day, the worst he slept at night!

For nearly a week now Nate's been waking every 3 hours in the night, turning mummy here into a walking zombie. We reckon he's probabably going through a growth spurt as well and so wanting to wake up to nurse. But surely a 4.5 month old baby doesn't need to feed every 3 hours in the night?!! It doesn't help that he's awake and wanting to play at 4am when both our brains are barely functioning.

Last night we tried to "dream feed" - waking him to nurse - just before we went to bed but that only gave us an extra hour of rest - he woke up 4 hrs later instead of his usual 3 hrs! Poor daddy who has been quite ill has been made even more exhausted by our little guy! While I'm, well, as alert and energetic as any sleep-deprived mum can be.

Now if he wasn't so darn cute, I would struggle a whole lot more!

(I'm biased, I know. But the mummy is allowed to be right?)


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