Sunday, 12 January 2014

ROSIE DON'T SLEEP!

You know when people say "Ooh all babies are different." Listen to them. It is true.
Emily and Alice were remarkably similar as babies. Sleep, eat, puke repeat. Or something like that. It was easy.

Rosie is different.

ROSIE DON'T SLEEP!

I love all of the girls equally. I am writing this so that if indeed this post takes a dramatic turn and evolves into a sweary rant, then there - you have my disclaimer.

ROSIE DON'T SLEEP!

We don't do anything different with Rosie than what we did with the other two when they were babies. Rosie is ten months now. She has her 'last' bottle around 9pm, sleeps. Wakes up around 11pm. Won't sleep.

Both Warren and myself work in the mornings. And we both work 'extra-curricular' - Warren has marking and I type transcriptions, write blog posts and essays. So we're tired.

11.30pm ROSIE DON'T SLEEP.


Do we:

a) Just wait til she gets tired
b) Leave her in bed to scream
c) Take her for a walk or drive?

We opt for c) most nights. And by 'we' I mean Warren.

He creeps back in when she is asleep, finger pushed to his lips. "SSssh! She's ASLEEEEEEP."

Midnight. Rosie is asleep.

2am - ROSIE DON'T SLEEP

Bit of bottle. Back in cot. Sometimes sleep, sometimes scream.

In bed with us.

4am ROSIE DON'T SLEEP, ROSIE FIDGET

Bottle

ROSIE SLEEPS.



My alarm is set for 5.30am. 

The day begins.





10 comments:

  1. Oh no! :( I'm really not sure what to suggest but I feel for you as trying to function on not a lot of sleep is awful! Hope Rosies sleeping patterns improve soon xx

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  2. Ohh no! Hope he sleep pattern improves soon....It's awful not to get enough sleep :(

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  3. She sounds like our Abby! She's 9 months and like you we do anything the same we did for the others. Yet she just doesn't sleep. We tried controlled crying and it has helped early evening however she wakes around 3-4 times from 9pm to 3am and then at 3 am she's wide awake till around 4.30-5am the other get up at 6am and I'm pooped! If I find a magic cure I'll share!

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  4. :( I hope you find a solution x

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  5. Oh no.
    Harry went through this too. I found the only thing which helped was either not bring him out of his room - sitting in the chair and sleeping there with him or taking him into my bed and sleeping there with him, moving him later when fast asleep.

    Hoping she settlea soon

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  6. WifeMumStudentBum13 January 2014 at 23:37

    Thanks Claire. We are just going through a 'phase' I think. We'll get through it....probably :)

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  7. WifeMumStudentBum13 January 2014 at 23:38

    I'm sure she'll settle soon enough x :)

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  8. WifeMumStudentBum13 January 2014 at 23:39

    I'm a fan of controlled crying, this worked with Alice. Rosie doesn't seem ready for this yet - she just gets too upset. So maybe that will help her in a few weeks time. Or months! I sympathise with you. Hope things get better for you soon, if I find a magic cure I'll share too! x

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  9. WifeMumStudentBum13 January 2014 at 23:39

    Thanks Kim. Like a zombie, I am! :) x

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  10. WifeMumStudentBum13 January 2014 at 23:40

    Thanks Lucie. She is hard work at night - good job we love her so much! x :)

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