Just a chat…

Hi everyone,

I haven’t done a chatty blog post as yet so here’s the 1st one. I hope everyone that reads this is having a great Monday morning. Alfie is just having his morning nap so I thought I would grab the opportunity to get a post up ( how long he stays down for is another story this boy just doesn’t sleep).

So we have had another lovely weekend starting on Friday with some of my friends round for a few sneaky drinks and a takeaway to celebrate my birthday. We try to meet up as much as possible but this can be a nightmare with every ones schedules/families ect. I am very lucky to have a group of girls as good as mine but we all have to put the effort in sometimes to make it work.

On Saturday the kids had a sleepover at their aunties house so mummy and daddy went out…we had a few drinks nice meal and were back absolutely shattered by 11pm! Alfie hasn’t been sleeping and it was heaven to get a full night, even if my daft body clock had me up at half 5 (I ignored it and had a lie in until 9am). We had a lovely lazy Sunday took the kids to the park and made Sunday dinner. Alfie is really improving with his eating but I’m still panicking with certain foods.

Last night was the worst night, sleep wise we have had in ages. He goes down really well by 7pm ( any later and he will kick off royally) he will normally then have a bottle at about half 10 and is up in the night for another bottle and to put his dummy in. Last night he was up loads and really difficult to settle back into his cot. At 3.30am I got up him because he was wide awake.

I know it’s just down to teething or growth spurts but even 2nd time round you doubt yourself and the middle of the night can be such a lonely place. He is 7 months now and such a happy boy in the daytime so I’m not complaining. I think it’s important to show the reality because I remember as a first time mum hearing nothing but stories of babies sleeping through the night and feeling like a complete failure.

School run done and I ‘m taking the pressure off today and taking it as it comes.

Thanks for reading my rambles to the end! Would love to hear how your babies are getting on with sleep xx

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  1. You’re so right about only hearing amazing stories about babies sleeping through the night! It’s all I heard! It’s actually why I started my blog because I felt like I wanted to connect and meet other mums who told it a bit more like it is! My daughter also goes down at 7pm pretty well and wakes up around 6.30am. She’s nearly one and still doesn’t sleep through. She wakes up once or twice for a bottle (obviously sometimes more when she’s teething/tummy etc) but in those early days when she was up loads, I felt like I was the only one! I’m now much more confident in saying ‘yes I have a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night and that’s fine. She will one day!’.

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    1. Yesssss…I love this! The pressure you feel when people constantly ask are they sleeping through yet? I’m much more realistic and won’t be lulled into a false sense security if her does start because babies can change so quickly. I will pop over and have a look through your blog when I get a minute spare ( he’s definitely teething) sounds like just what I need xx

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  2. Brilliant read and so true! My LO is nearly 8 months and he was sleeping lovely then all of a sudden he’s just decided he wants to wake up through the night 10 times. I was convinced he was finally in some sort of sleeping routine then BAM he’s up every hour crying for his dummy. He’s teething too and has a rotten cold which probably doesn’t help but I do agree with you, you feel as though you have to justify yourself as to why they aren’t in a sleep routine and sleeping through the night. I hope he starts to settle soon and gives you both a good rest 🙂

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    1. Ah thank you….oh that’s horrible when they take a step back I actually think that’s even worse because like you say you’ve got a routine and then it hits you. We are going through the teething stage at the minute no peggies yet but hopefully will calm done a bit soon. Fingers crossed once he’s better you get back to a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation is the worst!

      Thanks for taking the time to read my ramble xxxx

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      1. Thank you, and hopefully we can both get back to a good nights rest soon 🙂 no problem its a lovely blog you have xxxx

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